An overview of changes and costs for the Bengals stadium

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Drafting a new Bengals lease isn’t on the table Thursday, but it could be as early as next year. Now that Hamilton County has the first of a two-part study into what it will take to maintain Paul Brown Stadium, the rest will be essential to set the table for negotiations well before the current lease expires in 2026. Maintenance continues to increase as stadiums begin to show their age. The county spent $6.4 million last year alone, a third of which to replace halogen lighting with LEDs. The Bengals will collect the $8 million Wi-Fi installation cost, but the county will have to reimburse it. “Any new technology, we have to pay for it,” said Hamilton County commissioner Alicia Reece. “The NFL demands that they put on the team, we have to pay for that. That’s why the NFL needs to put some financial skin in the game.” The study commissioners received two days ago set the cost of maintenance over 20 years at $493 million. Seats may need to be replaced sooner rather than later if replacement parts are not easily found. -seat, traveling match day tickets. Demetra Thornton, the consultant for the study, confirmed that this could potentially add to the stadium’s capacity. The aspects noted in the study could boost the income of the Bengals before they develop a wishlist. the whistles aren’t here,” Reece said. “It’s just to keep the place open, keep it going today.” Hamilton County’s current debt is $189 million. Commission Chairman Stephanie Summerow Dumas thinks the Bengals are determined to stay, but she’s not assuming anything.If you’re counting, the rest of the cost will be known at the end of this year.As the lease expires in 2026 and the county could be on the hook for further improvements in 2024, negotiations next year are likely.”I think both realize that times have changed,” Reece said. other types of chords and arrangements.”

Drafting a new Bengals lease isn’t on the table Thursday, but it could be as early as next year.

Now that Hamilton County has the first of a two-part study into what it will take to maintain Paul Brown Stadium, the rest will be essential to set the table for negotiations well before the current lease expires in 2026.

Maintenance keeps increasing as the stadiums begin to show their age.

The county spent $6.4 million last year alone, a third of which to replace halogen lighting with LEDs.

The Bengals will take the $8 million cost of the WiFi installation, but the county will have to reimburse them.

“Any new technology, we have to pay for it,” said Hamilton County commissioner Alicia Reece. “The NFL demands that they put on the team, we have to pay for that. That’s why the NFL needs to put some financial skin in the game.”

The study commissioners received two days ago set the cost of maintenance over 20 years at $493 million.

Seats may need to be replaced sooner rather than later if replacement parts are not easily found.

The study suggested that the pro shop lobby needs to be remodeled due to game day congestion blocking the entrance to the shop.

The box office could be redesigned, perhaps selling matchday tickets without seats and roaming.

Demetra Thornton, the consultant for the study, confirmed that it could potentially increase stadium capacity.

The aspects noted in the study could boost the income of the Bengals before they develop a wishlist.

“The bells and whistles aren’t here,” Reece said. “It’s just to keep the place open, to keep it as it is today.”

Hamilton County’s current debt is $189 million.

Commission chairman Stephanie Summerow Dumas thinks the Bengals are determined to stay, but she’s not assuming anything.

If you keep score, the rest of the cost will be known at the end of this year.

Given that the lease expires in 2026 and the county may be obligated to further upgrades in 2024, negotiations are likely next year.

“I think both sides realize times have changed,” Reece said. “There are other types of chords and arrangements.”

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