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ENTRY FROM THE NORTH AND WEST

For patrons parking in the parking garages accessible from Martin Luther King Drive, there are two entry points:

  • Gate 6, located at Main Street at the northwest corner of Nippert Stadium just past the Center Court Cafeteria.
  • Gate 5, located via Tangeman University Center.

ENTRY FROM THE EAST

For patrons parking in the Corry, Calhoun, and CCM garages, there are two convenient entry points from the east:

  • Gate 3, located on the east side of the Dieterle Vocal Arts Center (south or horseshoe end of the stadium)
  • Gate 2 located at Victory Plaza and Sheakley Lawn.

ENTRY FROM THE SOUTH

For patrons parking in the CCM garage, the most convenient gate, Gate 4 is located between Emery Hall and Tangeman University Center.

Tailgating

  • Food or beverages
  • Umbrellas
  • Coolers
  • Backpack
  • Compressed gasses, such as air horns
  • Laser pointers
  • Knives, guns, etc.
  • Any explosives, such as firecrackers
  • Bottles and cans
  • Large purses and bags
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Flashes on cameras

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Alcohol must be purchased inside the stadium and will be sold until the middle of the third quarter. Fans must be 21 to purchase beer and identification must be presented upon request. All other alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

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Cameras and video recorders will be permitted into Nippert Stadium without cases. Any items brought into the stadium are subject to inspection by the police or security personnel. Stands or tripods are not allowed. In no instance may photography interfere with access ways, seat aisles, or other guests’ enjoyment of the game. Note ”Secondary use of any pictures, audio description, film, tape or drawing of the game are the exclusive rights of the NCAA”.

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In case of evacuation, instructions will be given over the public address system. Gate personnel and ushers will assist in directing fans to the appropriate location.

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Emergency medical treatment is available at the First Aid Room, which is located on the East concourse behind Section 111. An ambulance will be available for medical assistance. Medical personnel are stationed on the east and west side of the stadium.

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In the event of inclement weather (i.e. dangerous winds, tornado, electrical storm, etc.) all guests will be advised that it is in their best interest to seek shelter. Emergency instructions will be delivered via the public address system and the message boards when possible.

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Found items may be turned over to any Nippert Stadium Staff Member or Police Officer, or at the Public Safety Office in Edwards Three. Inquires about lost items should be directed to Nippert Stadium Staff or Police Officers during the Event, or to the Public Safety Office at 513-556-4925, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at any time thereafter.

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Per AMERICAN Athletic Conference rules, fans are not permitted on the field following the game.

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Patrons with disabilities should contact the UC Athletics Ticket Office so that their needs may be attended to effectively. Cash parking for patrons needing accessible parking is available in CCM Garage at the end of Corry Avenue. A state-issued handicap pass is required.

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For any problems or complaints during a home game, locate your nearest usher who will contact the appropriate University Personnel to resolve the matter.

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Restrooms are located throughout the stadium. Accessible facilities are located on the East and West concourses.

Seating Chart

For a seating chart of Nippert Stadium, please click here.

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Nippert Stadium is a smoke-free facility. As a result of state legislation, smoking is no longer allowed in any public place, including all areas of Nippert Stadium. Your cooperation in the following policy is appreciated. Guests who fail to comply with the policy after appropriate warnings may be subject to ejection from the stadium.

Souvenirs can be purchased throughout Nippert Stadium and Tangeman University Center beginning when the gates open and through the end of the game. (Excluding night games and sales close at the end of halftime).

The University of Cincinnati is committed to promoting a positive and safe environment at all home events. In accordance with NCAA and AMERICAN Athletic Conference rules, we ask that all fans act responsibly and courteously to those around you. Abusive language or disorderly conduct is unacceptable and unwelcome at UC. Any spectator who interferes with the game by coming onto the field or by throwing objects on the field at any time will be removed from the stadium and subject to further sanctions which may include loss of future ticket privileges. Your cooperation is appreciated.

The University of Cincinnati mandates that once admitted to the stadium, no ticket holder shall be permitted to leave and re-enter the facility on that ticket. In the event of inclement weather, home-team game management reserves the right to waive this policy.

Standing in the concourse is prohibited.

All persons, excluding children three years of age and under who do not require a seat, must have a ticket for admission to the stadium.

All tickets will be electronically scanned to verify authenticity. Patrons assume all risks for tickets purchased through sources other than the UC Athletics Ticket Office.

Traditions

Be sure to participate in a great UC tradition – the CATWALK, which occurs approximately two and a half hours before game time on Sigma Sigma Commons. Join the Bearcat, UC cheerleaders and band to fire up the football team and coaches as they pass through the Bearcat Blitz on their pregame walk to Nippert Stadium.

Will Call

Will Call is located in the southwest corner of Fifth Third Arena, near the Oscar Robertson statue. Will Call opens one and a half hours prior to kickoff. Prior to that, pre-purchased tickets are available in the main ticket office inside the Richard E. Lindner Center. This Will Call location is available for all members of the public. A valid photo ID is required to claim tickets and must match the name on the order.

CINCINNATI BEARCATS TEAM/PLAYER WILL CALL:

Fans who are picking up tickets left for them by football student-athletes should enter the Richard E. Lindner Center and continue to the 3rd floor of the building. For most direct access, fans should enter the north side of the building.

VISITING TEAM/PLAYER WILL CALL: 

Fans claiming tickets received through the visiting team should access their tickets at the Visitor Will Call Tent located near Gate 6 (NW corner of Nippert) beginning one and a half hours prior to kickoff.

Seating Chart

Tailgating

May I check in prohibited items?

  • Prohibited items may not be checked-in or left at a gate unattended. All prohibited items must be returned to a vehicle or discarded. The University of Cincinnati will not be responsible for any guest’s personal property.

When do gates open?

  • Gates open 90 minutes prior to kick-off.

Where is an ATM?

  • Fifth Third Bank ATMs located on the concourse throughout the stadium. Inside the stadium gates, directly outside of the Lindner Center, 3rd Floor (there is a cut out in the building made for an ATM). Behind the pressbox next to the ice machine, behind the North door. The cutout of the brickwork located adjacent to the First Aid room near Section 111.

How can I get something on the video board?

  • Make your trip a Bearcats game even more memorable with a personalized scoreboard message. Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or share a big congratulations. Click here for more information. 

Do I need to purchase a ticket for my infant/child, even though he/she will not occupy a seat?

  • All children above the age of three must have a ticket for admission to Nippert Stadium and Fifth Third Arena.