It’s no surprise that Bengals fans want to travel to Nashville on Saturday to see their team in its first division-round playoff game since 1990. The Bengals ended their 31-year playoff win drought last weekend. by beating the Raiders 26-19.
But the home team will go to great lengths to ensure there aren’t too many Bengals fans at Nissan Stadium.
The Titans earned a first-round bye as the No. 1 seed in the AFC, so they wanted a big turnout for their first playoff game this season.
The team changed its ticket transfer policy this week, making it harder for Bengals fans to purchase a game ticket. Tickets cannot now be transferred to anyone until 24 hours before kick-off.
Brooke Ellenberger, Vice President of Ticketing for the Titans, spoke to Nashville channel 5 news on why the organization decided to change this policy before Saturday’s game.
“We want Nissan Stadium to be two shades of blue. And so by limiting this transfer window, you also limit the number of away team fans that we’re going to have in the stadium,” Ellenberger said. “By limiting that transfer time, you would limit some of the resale and some of that transfer activity let it happen beforehand.”
However, the drive from Cincinnati to Nashville is only about four hours. It wouldn’t be too hard for fans to make a last-minute trip, especially if it means watching their team continue their historic playoff run.
Although tickets have officially sold out as of Sunday night, fans can still try their luck via the secondary market via websites like Ticketmaster, StubHub, SeatGeek and VividSeats.