Large crowds are expected to attend the Cincinnati Bengals practice at Careflight Field on Monday, August 19. School district leaders are working with law enforcement to ensure that Monday’s event runs smoothly.
The Springboro community as well as Bengals fans traveling to the practice should know the following information.
• There will be two entrances—one at the Junior High and one at the High School. State Route 741 connects with Springboro’s campus. Drivers are asked to be patient with traffic on this two-lane road.
• The parking lots open at 3 p.m.
• Parking will be $5 per car to be paid upon entering the campus at either location. Exact change will move traffic more quickly into the parking lots. Proceeds will benefit Springboro Schools.
• Alcohol is prohibited on school property, including the parking lots.
• Concessions will be open throughout the event.
• Bengals merchandise will be available to purchase.
• No coolers or large bags are permitted inside the stadium gates.
• No chairs or other temporary seating is permitted.
• This is a free event and tickets/passes are not required to enter.
• If the stadium reaches capacity, school officials and law enforcement will close the gate. No additional cars will be allowed to park and no additional people will enter Careflight Field if capacity is reached.
• According to the Bengals, the practice session will begin at 5:30 p.m.
• At the conclusion of practice, players will be available for an autograph session.
“This high school field offers an ideal setting for fans and players and we are excited to host the Bengals,” said Todd Petrey, Superintendent of Springboro Schools. “This is a premier high school facility; however, we still have limited space for this type of professional event. And we want this to be a safe, memorable event for everyone.”
Springboro police, fire and rescue as well as school district officials are planning to manage traffic and parking to ease entering and exiting the event as much as possible. Vehicles exiting from the event will use the home football game traffic pattern with all cars leaving from the high school onto State Route 741.