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The Bengals looking at building indoor facility

Posted on: April 22, 2011 2:36 pm
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Bengals owner Mike Brown does not have many fans in the city of Cincinnati.

Most of the reasons are valid (the team has been to the playoffs twice since 1991, the club got a sweetheart deal from Hamilton County to build Paul Brown Stadium which has turned out to be a terrible deal for the city, and he refuses to increase the size of his scouting department despite less than impressive draft performances), and many fans are fed up with the club.

One of the biggest reasons Bengals fans shake their heads at Brown has been his refusal to build an indoor practice facility.

Cincinnati is the northernmost city in the NFL that does not have an indoor facility, and it’s always a ridiculous sight to watch the team bus 30 minutes to the suburbs in order to escape the freezing December temperatures while they practice at an indoor soccer facility (hell, the University of Cincinnati, which lies about 10 minutes north of Paul Brown Stadium, just opened a practice bubble for its athletic programs).

Now that his franchise QB Carson Palmer has said he’ll retire before playing another game with the Bengals, perhaps Brown has had a change of heart.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals are considering preliminary assessments about an indoor facility – which the team (not the county) would build.

Obviously, the facility is still a dream – especially to coach Marvin Lewis. But if one of the reasons Brown convinced Lewis to return to the team was that he would build a practice facility, you’d guess that one will be erected at some point in the future. 

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Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2011 12:06 am
 

The Bengals looking at building indoor facility

I will believe it when I see it actually being constructed.

Chances are Mike Brown will string this along for years only to tell the players, coaches, and fans that it is simply not an economicaly viable option. Or he will end up asking the taxpayers to flip the bill for the new construction and the land that it will be built on.

Brown knows that everyone has been griping about the Bengals being the northern most team without an indoor practice facility. It's even one of the reasons Carson Palmer wants out of Cincinnati.

I think it is good news to hear that he is even considering it but I would not be the least bit suprised if it never happens.



Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2011 5:01 pm
 

The Bengals looking at building indoor facility

It is time for Mike Brown to go. I'm 19, been a Bengals fan all my life, and well....i want to see some long term success before my kids are born so I can at least travel to the games. Please Mike Brown, do the world a favor, and go to Cuba. I hear they need a leader



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2011 4:13 pm
 

The Bengals looking at building indoor facility

How about they look into feilding a competitive team first. 



Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2011 3:49 pm
 

The Bengals looking at building indoor facility

I think the last thing that Bengal nation is upset about is an indoor practice facility. They are prolly more worried about a QB, WR, O-line, D-line etc. Doesn't matter what kind of field you practice on you got to have players! An that starts with the Draft! Which the Bengals do a terrible job of doing. I'm a Bengal fan and have become very dissapointed (or have become used to ) the losing year after year. Things have to change from the top down. Starting with Mike Brown!


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