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Going to the Bengals' game against the Miami Dolphins? Here's what it could cost you

Cincinnati Enquirer 9/29/2022 Emily DeLetter and Victoria Moorwood, Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Bengals place kicker Evan McPherson lines up for a field goal attempt during the Bengals' game against the New York Jets on Sept. 25, 2022. The Bengals play the Miami Dolphins at Paycor Stadium on Sept. 29, 2022. © Sam Greene/The Enquirer Cincinnati Bengals place kicker Evan McPherson lines up for a field goal attempt during the Bengals' game against the New York Jets on Sept. 25, 2022. The Bengals play the Miami Dolphins at Paycor Stadium on Sept. 29, 2022.

Let's face it: It's not cheap to go to a Bengals game in Cincinnati.

Ticket demand (and prices) increased following the Bengals' appearance at Super Bowl 56 earlier this year, and that's not counting the price you might pay for parking, concessions and other game-day costs.

So, how much does it cost to attend a Bengals game at Paycor Stadium in 2022? We did the math, and there is, of course, a significant distance between the cheapest route and the most expensive. But you can still get an idea of how much going to a game will hurt your wallet with our breakdown below.

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How much do Bengals tickets cost?

Tickets for Thursday's game against the Miami Dolphins start at $150 on Ticketmaster and go up to just under $600. You can also purchase single-game passes online at bengals.com/tickets/singlegame.

Parking for a Bengals game

Football fans have a few parking options for Bengals games. Visitors can purchase stadium parking passes in advance on Ticketmaster, but they are sold out for Thursday's contest.

Here are some lots near Paycor Stadium.

Longworth Hall Parking Lot:

  • 700 W. Pete Rose Way, Queensgate.
  • Opens for tailgating at 1 p.m.
  • $40 per car, cash only. Price is subject to change based on demand.
  • First-come, first-serve parking.

Central Riverfront Garage:

  • 171 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown.
  • $70, pre-paid.

Allpro Parking Lot:

  • There are multiple Allpro lots in Downtown. The two closest to Paycor Stadium are: 34 W Third St. and 254W W. Fourth St.
  • Event parking at Allpro lots is typically $30.
  • However, a sign posted on Thursday at the 254W W. Fourth St. lot said the cost is $15 between 4 a.m. to 2 p.m., and expires at 5 p.m. Parking is $40 between 2 and 11 p.m., and expires at 4 a.m.

Third and Race St.

  • 110 West Third St., Downtown.
  • $60 pre-paid. Book online on parking.com.

Whex Garage:

  • 270 W. Fifth St., Downtown.
  • $20 pre-paid only. Book online on parking.com.

More parking tips:

  • If you're up for walking a few blocks, find and reserve cheaper parking spots ahead of time on SpotHero.
  • You can also find nearby lots on Waze.

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Concessions

What’s a football game without concessions? Paycor Stadium may be cashless now, but there are still plenty of places around the stadium to buy your beer, hot dogs or whatever else you like.

And if you’re in a suite or East and West Club, you can buy E+O Kitchen sushi, thanks to a new partnership between Earth & Ocean Restaurant Group and the Bengals. According to the restaurant's menu, rolls at E+O Kitchen’s The Banks location cost between $16-20.

According to the cost-savings finder website Cheapism, the Bengals had the cheapest fan experience of all the NFL teams, as of early 2022. When the report was published in February, the average cost of a beer was $5.27 and a hot dog was $5.39, cheaper than the league average.

Game day apparel from the NFL Pro Shop

If you’re looking to buy Bengals-themed merch inside Paycor Stadium, it won’t be cheap.

Inside the Pro Shop, a men’s and a women’s Joe Burrow black game jersey costs $130, and a 47 brand white helmet cap celebrating the white helmets worn on Thursday is $30.

Final cost calculations

So, what is the total cost for attending a Bengals game?

If you go to the contest against the Dolphins on Thursday with the cheapest ticket, park at Whex Garage and limit yourself to one beer and hot dog during the game, you can expect to pay around $180.

Alternatively, if you decide to purchase the most expensive ticket, which is $595 on Ticketmaster, park at the Central Riverfront Garage and splurge on a Joe Burrow jersey and some sushi, you could pay around $815.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Going to the Bengals' game against the Miami Dolphins? Here's what it could cost you

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