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Bengals Reach Deal With County To Share Costs Of Paul Brown Stadium Upgrades

04 / 18 / 14

A $16.5M deal between the Bengals and Hamilton County (Ohio) Commissioners will "upgrade Paul Brown Stadium" and "pave the way for the next phase" of The Banks mixed-use riverfront development, according to a front-page piece by Sharon Coolidge of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. The deal marks "what o...

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