Bengals, county strike biggest deal since PBS opening
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Apr 17, 2014
On Thursday the Bengals and Hamilton County reached the biggest deal since PBS opened in 2000. The Bengals announced a new agreement with Hamilton County that, among other things, “allows the Bengals to participate in the NFL’s International Series games.” “We are grateful to the State, the County and the City for their hard work in attracting GE to southwest Ohio,” said Bengals president Mike Brown in a press release after the Hamilton County Commissioners approved the project Thursday afternoon. The agreement flows from the county’s desire to upgrade a riverfront development known as “The Banks,” which could bring up to 2,000 General Electric jobs to the area. The team will contribute $6 million to stadium upgrades, and the venue will have new wireless Internet service, a high-definition scoreboard, a new weight room, new furniture in he Club Lounges, and an expanded locker room.
New stadium deal gives Bengals the green light to host games in London
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