The Cincinnati Bengals are back for a new season and local artists are designing new Bengals murals in the city to show their support! There are new fan favorites to check out when you’re downtown that will be sure to get you in the football spirit. Take lots of selfies and group photos with them! Don’t forget to tag the creators and the team to keep the momentum going and promote positivity between sports and art.
Rule The Jungle Mural
Near the home venue of the National Football League, Paycor Stadium (previously known as Paul Brown Stadium) is a massive mural with a tiger roaring the words, “ Rule The Jungle”. Our outdoor stadium is referred to as, “The Jungle” and is where our Tigers take down their opponents on the field. The Bengals have always been known for their legendary saying, “Welcome to the Jungle” but recently adopted this new phrase that displays a fierce confidence for great achievement!
“Rule The Jungle signifies the high standards and energy we expect to see on the field, in the stands and in all areas of our organization. Rule The Jungle is a mentality that displays our confidence and strength. It is the feeling of exuberance each fan will feel on gameday, like a queen or king sitting on a throne, as we celebrate together in a stadium that is back to full capacity. To rule is powerful. Reach new heights. Build. Win. Rule. This is the path forward.” -Elizabeth Blackburn, Director of Strategy & Engagement, Cincinnati Bengals.
The “Rule The Jungle” mural is located on the side of Kitty’s Sports Bar on 218 West 3rd Street. It’s so close to the stadium that you can see it in the distance along the river. Kitty’s is the perfect destination to stop at before or after the game. The piece was made by artist Benjamin Thomas.
Cincinnati Against the World Mural
Another awesome new mural that’s getting everyone fired up is the “Cincinnati Against The World” painting. This painting includes a leaping Bengals tiger in Goose Alley. The mural is a collaboration by creative entrepreneurs Jarvarri Lewis, Floyd Johnson, Ohio Against The World, and Jason Snell. This piece is on the side of Holiday Spirits bar and gourmet hot dog window, Senate at 1538 Race Street. Around the corner at the front entrance is a window painting with the popular phrase “WHO DEY!” by artist Tom White. Yell it out as you walk in as a gesture of hello and comradery!
Be sure to grab one of the best hot dogs in town and a drink from some of the friendliest bartenders that add to the fun atmosphere.
Everyone involved in making these murals are creating something meaningful for the community. They are adding to the energetic environment that football gives to our city. This Championship Team brings people of all backgrounds together for a common goal. Show your pride, passion, and love for the game as we encourage our team to reach victory and make it to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row!
Written by: Christen Collins