Who Dey Nation is Taking Over The Banks for a Bengals Pep Rally This Friday

Get started on the celebrations early.

click to enlarge PHOTO: TONY FRANK
Photo: Tony Frank

Celebrate Cincinnati football this Friday during a Bengals pep rally at The Banks.

On Sunday, the Bengals are heading to the AFC Championship game for the first time in decades, and fans are ready to start celebrating.

Get the party started from 4-7 p.m. Jan. 28 on Freedom Way. All the money from beer and soda sold at the block party will benefit the Special Olympics Polar Plunge (held Saturday at The Banks). 

At 5 p.m., the BenGals and Who Dey the mascot will take to the stage in front of the Freedom Center. Stick around until 6 p.m. to see famed Bengals alumni Anthony Munoz, Ickey Woods and David Fulcher, plus Mayor Pureval.

Local Cincinnati cover band Audio Graffiti will also be rocking out, sending the team off to Kansas City in hopes of bringing back a win.

The Bengals will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the showdown. Kansas City was 12-5 during the regular season and lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in last year's Super Bowl. The Bengals were 10-7 for the season and haven't seen the big game since 1989, when the team lost to the San Francisco 49ers.

The AFC Championship will take place at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Fans can watch the game on CBS, Paramount + or NFL mobile options.

If the Bengals beat the Chiefs, Cincinnati will play either the San Francisco 49ers or the Los Angeles Rams during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 13.

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