Ohio Governor Announces Attendance Trial At Bengals & Browns Games, Masks Required

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine released guidance today that will allow up to 6,000 fans to attend two home games at Bengals and Browns games. The state is granting a “variance to the state sports order” that will allow fans to be spread out in a strategic way to satisfy the state.

“The variances allow no more than 1,500 spectators in each side of the stadium,” DeWine said in a statement. “Fans must use the designated entrance for their ticket. In addition, all fans must wear a mask in accordance with state regulations.”

The two games in Cleveland where fans will be allowed inside First Energy Stadium include: 

September 17: Bengals at Browns

September 27: Washington Football Team at Browns

The two games in Cincinnati are: 

October 4: Jacksonville at Bengals

October 25: Browns at Bengals

The state says this 6,000 fan limit is a two-game trial.


Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. Ok I guess we’ll take it. Hopefully no one gets exposed sitting 100 feet away from the next person. You’d think if we can all herd into Walmart, Costco and protest if wearing masks we could fill a stadium to 50% capacity with complete safety.

  2. If you go to a sporting event and wear a mask 😷, you are are the opposite of a fan. Fan is short for fanatic.

    I know many will go to say they went, but how can you watch a game and not cheer. How do you cheer with a mask on? If you drop the mask to cheer, why are you wearing a mask?

    The world is upside down man. Stop doing stupid stuff just because some idiot elected official says to do it … there is no science behind mask wearing of the type that regular wear.

  3. Couldn’t say it any better Chris it’s all about control not health its time now for the American people to reclaim their freedom and ignore these dictatorial govs and mayors gone on long enough or we will lose it forever.

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