WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: BENGALS AGREE TO NEW STADIUM SITE
The Bengals have agreed to a location for their new
stadium between Elm St. and Central Ave., immediately north
of Mehring Way. The facility will include a new Bengals
front office and a new practice facility. The stadium is to
open with the 2000 NFL season (Bengals). Hamilton County
will now try to "relocate eight companies on the site,"
according to Anne Michaud of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. Land
acquisition may take six to nine months, and county
officials "expect construction to begin" in early '98. The
county and the Bengals are working toward a June 30 deadline
to sign a lease (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 2/14).