Tips on parking for Cincinnati Bengals games

Headed to a Cincinnati Bengals game or a concert/event at Paul Brown Stadium along the Riverfront? Parking can be a challenge if you don't plan ahead. Here are a few tips for a smoother experience on game day:
  • Bengals parking is plentiful. There are dozens of parking garages and lots in downtown Cincinnati, both privately owned and municipal. Rates are affordable and predictable, often $8 to $10 at most for up to 24 hours of parking, during regular, non-event hours. The catch: The garages typically charge much higher event rates including for Bengals games.
  • How much will you pay for downtown Cincinnati parking? Several garages and lots are available within walking distance on game days, at prices ranging from about $10 to more than $20 depending on proximity to Paul Brown Stadium. Want to avoid the hassle of hunting for parking by reviewing options and prices in advance? You can reserve Paul Brown Stadium parking in advance via a BengalsParking.com partner.
  • Cheap Bengals parking. Cheaper parking is available across the river in Newport and Covington, and in some cases the lots offer shuttle service. The link above may also include some parking on the Kentucky side, depending on availability. Another option: Parking meters downtown accept credit cards and are free after 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday. Make sure to follow signs and instructions.
  • Paul Brown Stadium parking. The Bengals generally sell the spots nearest the stadium to season ticket holders, so those spaces generally are sold out before the football season kicks off. Call the box office for details.
  • Game-day parking at The Banks. One of the most useful features of the beautiful new mixed-use development between Paul Brown Stadium and US Bank Arena is a massive, 6,000-space parking garage with convenient elevator access to several restaurants and bars. The normal garage rates are $1 for 30 minutes and $8 per day maximum, but the garage charges event rates that vary. For more information, call 513.946.8100.
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