My Season Tickets
I have neglected to mention a milestone. I sold my Paul Brown Stadium Seat Licenses and I am no longer a Bengal Season Ticket holder. I moved to Cincinnati in Spring 2003. It was the beginning of Marvin Lewis’s first season as head coach. I could look out my apartment window and see the stadium. As my interest in the team grew (Originally from the area I was never a big Bengal’s fan) I went to the final six home games that year, including the win over a previously undefeated Kansas City team. After the end of the 2003 season I decided to take the plunge and get season tickets. This ended my fourth year. I know some people have been season ticket holders since Riverfront, but I still wanted to note the occasion somehow.
Now I’d like to say issues of principal influenced my decision to sell. Like the fact that they raised prices after a losing season or that they continue to be roadblocks to the Banks. But I can’t. Not really. It sounds good and I might feel like I am making a stand against the evil Brown Empire but in the end my reason was mostly financial. I just can’t justify the cost. There is just other stuff I’ve decided I’d rather do with my money. I might try and get tickets to a game or something on StubHub but buying and seeing ten home games (including the required two pre-season games) just isn’t a priority anymore. I’m sure they won’t miss me.