Cincinnati Trustees Approve $86M Nippert Stadium Upgrade
The Univ. of Cincinnati trustees this morning approved an $86M expansion of Nippert Stadium "even though the project's cost has risen" from the $70M price tag announced in December. The higher cost "will be offset" by club seat sales and two donors promising at least $1M. Construction will take 12-18 months, so UC football "will play at Paul Brown Stadium" for the '14 season. UC "will sell naming rights" to a new pavilion, but AD Whit Babcock said the venue "will always be Nippert Stadium" (CINCINNATI.com, 6/25).