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BENGALS NOT SUPPORTIVE OF CITY PLAZA DOMED STADIUM PROJECT
Published June 21, 1995
In a statement released by the Bengals, team President Mike Brown said the franchise does not support the proposed City Plaza domed stadium project. Brown: "We appreciate the effort put forth on this project, but we see a number of problems which prevent us from giving it our backing." The Bengals are not convinced the new dome's revenue would cover operating expenses or pay debt service; they question the forecast that the stadium would be used for 120 non-football dates per year; they disagree with the $60-100M the team has been asked to pay for construction; they think the $6-$9M per year in rent is not in line with other NFL stadium agreements; they say that cannot afford to wait the six months that it will take to gain approval from union pension funds to finance the project; and they would rather play in an open-air, natural grass facility (Bengals).