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Bengals avoid blackout, Kroger buys extra tickets to donate to service members and vets

The Cincinnati Bengals and their playoff match up against the San Diego Chargers won’t be blacked out after all. After struggling to sell tickets and facing an impending deadline on Friday afternoon, Kroger stepped up and bought “a large quantity of tickets.”

The tickets will be donated to active service members and veterans at seven Kroger locations in Ohio and Kentucky.




The Indianapolis Colts got bailed out in a similar fashion. Meijer bought 1,200 tickets to donate to local military families as well.


Both these stores did something solid for the community and the military and deserve to be acknowledged for that.

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  • Alex Boyd

    On the outside it appears they did a good thing. They actually lose a lot of money if people aren’t having football parties at home. Buying tickets costs thousands, losing out on the sales for people watching and snacking at home costs millions.