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Bengals to reduce ticket prices for 2012

Team hoping to remedy blackout problem of recent years. Terry McCormick

Print This December 30, 2011, 12:14 PM EST

The Cincinnati Bengals, who earlier this week announced just their second sellout of the season for Sunday's win-and-in game against Baltimore, have decided to reduce ticket prices for the 2012 season.

The move apparently is to help generate better attendance in the future, so the team does not have to resort to tricks like the buy one, get one free deal used to help sell out the game against the Ravens.

Regarding general admission seating, no prices will be increased, and multiple sections of Paul Brown Stadium will have price reductions.

“We have a young team trending in the right direction,” said Bengals executive vice president Katie Blackburn, “and we are pleased to share this new price structure with our fans in an attempt to make some seats more affordable. We have a great home schedule in 2012 and look forward to it being an exciting season that builds upon this year’s success.”

The Bengals' 2012 home schedule will include dates against the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders, as well as the annual games against division rivals Baltimore, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

Season tickets for 2012 will be priced low as $40 per game. The $40 locations for 2012 are being decreased from a $60 price point in 2011, a 33 percent reduction. More than 14,500 seats will have a reduced price in 2012, representing more than 27 percent of stadium seating. Season tickets will be less expensive per game than single-game tickets, which will go on-sale at a later time, the Bengals announced on Thursday.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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