Welcome to the central source for all information regarding our two home games against the Louisville Cardinals and the West Virginia Mountaineers at Paul Brown Stadium, located along the banks of the Ohio River in the heart of Cincinnati's downtown district.
Please take the time to review this site in its entirety as we prepare to make a critical step for the future of our program. It is our goal to educate and inform our UCATS members and season ticket holders regarding all of the opportunities surrounding these games.
The University of Cincinnati and the Department of Athletics continues to look at maximizing opportunities that will position our programs at a championship level within the competitive BIG EAST Conference. The University's ability to leverage these opportunities is critical for not only Bearcats Football but for all UC Athletics programs.
Playing designated games at Paul Brown Stadium avails the University of Cincinnati to increased opportunities while elevating the quality of our overall fan experience through optional Club Seats, chairback seating, additional lower bowl seats, enhanced tailgating opportunities, spacious concourses, and additional amenities and restrooms. Last year, Bearcats fans came out in record numbers to provide a truly unique home field advantage as over 58,000 people attended the UC/Oklahoma game. In 2011, the Department of Athletics is excited to build on this experience as Bearcats Football will return to Paul Brown Stadium for marquee matchups with BIG EAST Conference rivals Louisville and West Virginia.
Looking for the best seats and most accommodating amenities while watching the 2011 Bearcats play host to both West Virginia and Louisville at Paul Brown Stadium? Club seat upgrades are now available for purchase and you will have the ability to upgrade a portion or all of your tickets for these games.
We encourage you, our valued season ticket holder, to upgrade your seats using our online process by May 9th so that all of your seats can be allocated within the same priority as your season tickets based upon the Priority Points system. As the Seat Selection Process will begin on May 11th, any club seat upgrades placed after the deadline (except for those individuals in the seat selection process) will be placed in the best available location. Click HERE to upgrade your seats today. Additional Club seat and individual ticket opportunities to these games will first be made available to UCATS members in July after the allocation of all season tickets.
Upgrades to club seats are more affordable than ever! You can choose to upgrade your existing tickets to club seats for the Louisville, West Virginia or both games.
- Club seat upgrades (per ticket) for UCATS Reserved season ticket holders (Tiers 1-5) - $23.00 per ticket
- Club seat upgrades (per ticket) for Family Plan, Bearcat Lair, Youth and Faculty Staff - $48.00 per ticket
2011 Club Seat Features
- Considered the best seating locations in Paul Brown Stadium (mid level of stadium)
- Extra-wide, cushioned seats with more legroom
- Air conditioned/heated club access directly behind your seats
- Gourmet and traditional food and beverage options beginning 90 minutes prior to kick-off
- Spacious restroom facilities
- Variety of televisions and "big screen" broadcast of games
To upgrade a portion or all of your current tickets to club seats please log in to your account at www.CATSTIX.com or call 1-877- CATS-TIX today! Don't miss out on your chance to enjoy this unique opportunity to watch Bearcats football with the best seating available in Paul Brown Stadium.
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|Bearcats Ticket Office Information-
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Call: 1-877-CATS-TIX (1-877-228-7849)
Local: 513-556-CATS (2287)
Suite 480 of the Richard E. Lindner Center
2751 O'Varsity Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
|April 16 - Bearcat Bowl V
|April 22 - Season Ticket Renewal Deadline/PBS Seat Selection Forms are Due
|May 9 - Seat Selection Process Begins
|Week of August 15th - Season Tickets Are Mailed
|9/3 - UC vs. Austin Peay (@ Nippert Stadium)
|9/17 - UC vs. Akron (@ Nippert Stadium)
|9/22 - UC vs. NC State (@ Nippert Stadium)
|10/15 - UC vs. Louisville* (@ PBS)
|11/12 - UC vs. West Virginia* (@ PBS)
|12/3 - UC vs. Connecticut* (@ Nippert Stadium)
|Open Houses @ Paul Brown Stadium
On April 25th (from 6:00pm - 8:30pm) and April 26th (from noon - 2:00pm), Head Coach Butch Jones and the UC Department of Athletics hosted an "Open House" for all UCATS members, season ticket holders, and prospects. These events served as an opportunity for patrons to become more familiar with seating opportunities within Paul Brown Stadium. Both events took place in the Paul Brown Stadium Club Lounges and showcased the many amenities of the club seats while providing patrons the opportunity to experience seating locations in the lower bowl.
Parking is available to season ticket holders for both the Louisville and West Virginia games for $40 total ($20 per game). Fans interested in purchasing parking may do so by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX or ordering the passes through their online renewal application.
We encourage you, our valued season ticket holder, to upgrade your seats using our online process by May 9th so that all of your seats can be allocated within the same priority as your season tickets based upon the Priority Points system. As the Seat Selection Process will begin on May 11th, any club seat upgrades placed after the deadline (except for those individuals in the seat selection process) will be placed in the best available location.
|UCATS Members/Season Ticket Holders Additional Tickets
UCATS members and season ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets for both games at Paul Brown Stadium before they are made available to the general public.
Please stay tuned to this site for more information on specific release dates.
|PAUL BROWN STADIUM SEATING CHART
Please find the Paul Brown Stadium Seating Chart below. Remember that the best available seats will be allocated to season ticket holders before the general public. If you are interested in becoming a season ticket holder, please call 1-877-CATS-TIX to place your deposit today!
To access a "Virtual Tour" of Paul Brown Stadium in an effort to familiarize yourself before the Seat Selection Process and game day at Paul Brown Stadium, please click HERE.
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|"OPEN HOUSE" WITH BEARCATS FOOTBALL
On April 25th (from 6:00pm - 8:30pm) and April 26th (from noon - 2:00pm), Head Coach Butch Jones and the UC Department of Athletics hosted an "Open House" for all UCATS members, season ticket holders, and prospects. These events served as an opportunity for patrons to become more familiar with seating opportunities within Paul Brown Stadium. Both events took place in the Paul Brown Stadium Club Lounges and showcased the many amenities of the club seats while providing patrons the opportunity to experience seating locations in the lower bowl. These events served as a tremendous opportunity for Bearcats supporters to gain a greater comfort level with all seating options at Paul Brown Stadium.
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UCATS members and season ticket holders are encouraged to take advantage of the two game parking pass for Paul Brown Stadium so that they are guaranteed a spot in one of the best tailgating lots located around PBS. For $40 ($20 per game), fans will be able to have a tailgating pass for both the Louisville and West Virginia BIG EAST battles. Parking passes will be allocated based on Priority Points and are currently available by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX.
Please review the most recent map of the Paul Brown Stadium tailgating lots. As the map changes over the summer, please check back for updates.
Directions to Paul Brown Stadium:
- From I-75 Southbound, use exits at Freeman Avenue and 2nd Street.
- From I-75 Northbound, use exits at 2nd Street and 5th Street in Ohio.
- From I-71 Southbound, use exits at 3rd Street or Gilbert Avenue.
- From I-471 Northbound, use exits at 3rd Street or 6th Street.
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Looking for a way to entertain clients at the games this year? Now you can! New this season for the games at Paul Brown Stadium, fans can purchase a hospitality tent in the Bearcats Family Zone. The Bearcats Family Zone will take place two and a half hours prior to kick off and will conclude 30 minutes prior to kick off. This fun pregame event will be located on the East Plaza level at Paul Brown Stadium between Gates D and E. Price includes a 20' x 20' tent (weighed down with water barrels), 5 x 8' round tables, 40 chairs, 2 x 8' rectangle tables for food along with set up and breakdown. The tent can cover up to 50 people. Kids of all ages can enjoy inflatable games, music, cornhole, giveaways and visits from the Bearcat. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Price of hospitality tent rental is $700 per game.
For all your catering needs- please contact the Paul Brown Stadium Aramark staff directly at Fox-Jim@aramark.com or 513-455-4907.
To reserve your hospitality tent for the Louisville or West Virginia game, please contact Leslie Wenert with the UC Marketing Office at 513-556-0838.
Many of our most passionate fans have inquired about how seating will be distributed at both games played at Paul Brown Stadium. We believe the answer is quite simple - we want your help! Please know that the deadline for this optional process was APRIL 22, 2011.
UCATS members who do not choose to participate in the optional Seat Selection process should not be concerned as they will be placed into the process based on their Priority Points and a member of our Fan Development team will allocate them into the best available seats based on their Priority Points rank.
All season ticket packages include games played at Paul Brown Stadium and, in accordance with standard protocol, seats are allocated based on the patron's UCATS Tier first and then Priority Points within each tier. Additional single game ticket orders are allocated in priority point order AFTER all season tickets are allocated into the best available seats at Paul Brown Stadium.
How do UCATS members improve their seating locations at Paul Brown Stadium?
Increasing your giving level to the next tier (above the required minimum for your season tickets) is the best way to improve your Paul Brown Stadium ticket location. For example, Joe Bearcat's football seats are located in a Tier 5 seating area of Nippert Stadium and, as a result, his annual UCATS required contribution is $100. By increasing his annual contribution to the Tier 4 level ($250), Joe has the ability to jump to the next priority level for seat allocations. His tickets for the Louisville and West Virginia games will be assigned based on his priority point standing among Tier 4 donors and would be assigned in advance of all donors giving at the minimum Tier 5 level based on their Nippert Stadium location.
To access the UCATS Priority Points calculator, please click HERE. This link will also explain the ranking of donors for the 2010 season which will hopefully provide a greater understanding of how the Priority Points process plays itself out.
If you have any other questions pertaining to club seating or seat allocations related to Paul Brown Stadium, please contact a UCATS representative at 1-877-55-UCATS.
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The University of Cincinnati is excited to announce the launch of its new customer service center which whill serve as a helpful communication tool for existing UCATS members and season ticket holders. Beginning in April, fans calling the UCATS office will be prompted to gain access to this new area. The new internal office, located on the 8th floor of the Richard E. Lindner Center, will help manage the UCATS annual campaign and Paul Brown Stadium seat selection process. The customer service team will also be resonsible for several customer support projects such as the annual seat improvement process for Fifth Third Arena and seeking new support from UC fans and businesses in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Current season ticket holders and UCATS members will have the ability to renew both of their accounts with one phone call. Customer service representatives will also provide assistance to fans choosing to utilize www.CATSTIX.com during the annual online renewal process.
Fans can contact the Fans First Customer Service Center at 513-556-4884 or toll free at 1-877-558-2287. Callers will be asked to press one for live assistance.
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|INDIVIDUAL GAME TICKETS AND MINI PLANS
Fans can purchase tickets online at www.CATSTIX.com or by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX (1-877-228-7849) or 513-556-CATS (2287). Prices for the games at Paul Brown Stadium are as follows:
Louisville, West Virginia
|Lower Level Seats
|Second Level Seats
|Upper Level Seats
"REPRESENT THE C" MINI-PLAN: Bearcat fans who cannot commit to season tickets should definitely consider the very afordable mini-plan being offered for the 2011 season. This great package provides fans with the opportunity to watch the Bearcats battle the NC State Wolfpack in a primetime ESPN matchup on Thursday, September 22, 2011 and then choose between the games against BIG EAST Conference rivals Louisville or West Virginia, both of which are played at Paul Brown Stadium.
"BIG EAST BEAST" MINI-PLAN: Bearcat fans interested in helping the Bearcats in the crucial BIG EAST Conference home games should order the BIG EAST BEAST mini-plan. This package includes a ticket to either BIG EAST battle against Louisville or West Virginia and a ticket to Senior Day on December 3, 201 when the Bearcats challenge the UCONN Huskies.
Mini-Plan package pricing:
-$85: includes best available ticket to the game played at Nippert Stadium and the best available lower level seat to the game played at Paul Brown Stadium
-$50: includes best available ticket to the game played at Nippert Stadium and the best available upper level seat to the game played at Paul Brown Stadium
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Group tickets will be available for both the Louisville and West Virginia games in the upper level of Paul Brown Stadium. All youth sports leaders who want their team or youth organization to be a part of the Future Bearcats program (for either fundraising or memory-making events) should contact the UC Fan Development Team at 1-877-CATS-TIX.
All groups also are entitled to a free 30 min GameWorks card per ticket purchased. Contact your group leader for details.
Group tickets are just $20 each for a group of 25 people or more.
Club seats may be purchased for $70 each for a group of 10 people or more.
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|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why would the University of Cincinnati want to take away the experience of playing home games in our on campus facility, Nippert Stadium?
There are many factors to consider when we look at balancing critical revenue opportunities with home venues, attendance, game day experiences and home field advantage for our football program. The University of Cincinnati and the Department of Athletics must continually look at maximizing revenue opportunities that will position our programs at a championship level within the competitive BIG EAST Conference. Our ability to leverage these unique opportunities is critical for not just Bearcats football, but all UC athletics programs.
While facing cuts in state funding and increased operating expenses playing select games at Paul Brown stadium provides the University of Cincinnati increased revenue opportunities, while for many, elevating the quality of our overall fan experience. Many of the challenges of Nippert Stadium are met with a state of the art facility that includes chair back seating, Club Seat and luxury suite opportunities, additional lower bowl seating, spacious concourses, enhanced tailgating opportunities, additional amenities and restrooms. Playing games in this state of the art facility will provide tremendous recruiting opportunities allowing us to showcase our program on a grander scale.
As all of our loyal supporters understand, it is our goal to continually strive for BIG EAST Championships in each of our 18 athletics programs. Maintaining status quo is not an option for our players, coaches, fans and the Cincinnati community. It is through these unique revenue opportunities that the University of Cincinnati will be most appropriately positioned for long term success in the BIG EAST Conference. The decision is not always easy and compromises are made in the process, but it is a necessary move that will allow us to compete at the highest levels in all of our athletics programs.
What does it mean from a revenue standpoint for UC to move games to PBS?
As we look at the 2011 home football schedule and games into the future, there are certain home game opportunities that can position us to maximize Paul Brown Stadium for increased revenue generation. We will continue to play the majority of our home schedule at Nippert Stadium while balancing unique opportunities to move select games to Paul Brown Stadium.
The revenue equation is a complicated one, but scheduling appropriate games at Paul Brown Stadium comes with the university's ability for significant revenue increases that would be above and beyond revenue that could ever be generated in a sold out Nippert Stadium. Additional seating, Club Seat/amenities, luxury suites and group opportunities are all important factors in making designated games at Paul Brown Stadium financially attractive.
I have been a long time season ticket holder and like many others we have provided feedback that has allowed us to be in seats that we desire. I don't want to buy season tickets if I have no say-so in where I can sit for these two games. What is being offered to accommodate us?
Beginning April 1st all 2011 football season ticket holders will have the ability to opt into a seat selection process for both the Louisville and West Virginia games being played at Paul Brown Stadium. Each patron who opts into this process will be given a designated day and time in which they will be contacted by our new Customer Service Center allowing each individual to personally select open seats for these games.
All seat allocations will be based upon UCATS annual giving tiers first, and then priority points within each tier. Increasing your giving level to the next tier (above the required minimum for your season tickets) is the best way to make an immediate impact on your Paul Brown ticket allocation. A comprehensive collection of information regarding the seat allocation process, timetables and stadium overview will be available at UCATS.net. If a patron chooses to not participate in the seat selection process his or her seats will be allocated (in the best available seats) based upon the UCATS annual giving tier and priority points in the appropriate priority order within all seat selection participants.
Additionally, we will be hosting two Open House events at Paul Brown Stadium which will allow season ticket holders and guests the opportunity to view the Club Seat amenities and overall seating options so you may be educated and informed on which areas of Paul Brown Stadium may be best for you. The Open House events are slated for April 25th and 26th and are free to attend. We encourage you to attend these sessions to get a better understanding of options for these games. Additional details surrounding these events will be communicated and will be made available at UCATS.net.
During the Open House events the Paul Brown Stadium club seats will be showcased and patrons will have the ability to experience this unique area which will be an upgrade that will be offered for both games played at the stadium. Upgrades to club seats will be offered in May and will also be a part of the overall seat selection process.
Why would you move Homecoming off campus where students, alumni and fans are disconnected from the very campus that is rationale for coming back?
The department of Athletics staff continues to work hand in hand with our partners at the UC Alumni Association to create opportunities for involvement from both current students and UC alumnae in the many events surrounding Homecoming.
Homecoming at the University of Cincinnati has always been designed to create activities and events that will engage both current and former students of the University of Cincinnati. We are excited about the opportunities that the Louisville game at Paul Brown Stadium can provide in the form of new traditions and bringing people back to the City of Cincinnati. This game at Paul Brown stadium will provide a great opportunity for alumni in the tri-state area to enjoy a first class facility with exciting group and tailgating opportunities. The home football game is one aspect of a series of events and activities that will be offered to showcase the growth and advancement of a football program for which both current students and alumni can be proud. As usual, there will be ongoing events, social gatherings, activities and functions on campus throughout Homecoming Week in 2011. Stay tuned for additional information regarding all Homecoming activities through the UC Alumni Association.
Why move games to a larger stadium that will only invite more Louisville and WVU fans to attend? Our fan base is not large enough to fill the necessary seats at PBS.
Over the past five years we have made significant growth in both UCATS memberships and football season tickets sold. When joining the BIG EAST Conference in 2006 UC ranked a distant last with 1,962 UCATS memberships, but we have grown in each subsequent year and we now proudly boast 5,260 memberships and approximately 22,000 football season tickets. While we are proud of this growth, our future athletic success will be directly proportional to our ability to increase our base of support, adding investors to our program.
Select games at Paul Brown Stadium will provide tremendous opportunities for groups, corporate entities and individuals that do not attend games at Nippert Stadium. With limited capacity and limited group and ticket opportunities for Nippert Stadium we will have the ability to leverage a first class facility for many new patrons and ticket holders that may not normally be enticed to games at Nippert Stadium.
Games at Paul Brown provide the city of Cincinnati, UC alumni, fans and businesses the opportunity to support our program through the purchase of tickets while exposing us to new markets and prospects. Season ticket holders and UCATS members will always receive the best seating locations for games at Paul Brown Stadium. Ticket opportunities for the general public (visiting teams) will always be made available after the best seats have been allocated to all UCATS members and season ticket holders.
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