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Talks between Cincinnati and Hamilton County over its riverfront development "went into a tailspin" Thursday, "calling into question again whether the Bengals' $400.3 million stadium complex will be built," according to May & Wilkinson of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. Cincinnati City Manager John Shirey "gave city council members what appeared to be a city-county deal Thursday morning." But county leaders then said they "never agreed to the document." Bengals President Mike Brown has said if the city and county don't reach a deal by Saturday, January 31, he will walk away from the stadium deal (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 1/23).
CO Gov. Ray Romer "threw his support Thursday behind holding an election in May" to build a new stadium for the Broncos. It was the first time Romer has spoken openly of his support for a stadium tax (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, 1/23). ...The Univ. of Pittsburgh said that it wanted to sell corporate naming rights to the $52M convocation center and its 12,500-seat arena "as part of a plan to finance the new building." They are also considering selling marketing rights inside the arena (POST-GAZETTE, 1/22)....The AAA Oklahoma RedHawks have signed a seven-year deal with Southwestern Bell to name their new $29M park, Southwestern Bell Park. Terms were not disclosed (OKLAHOMAN, 1/21).