Cincinnati Bengals Public Relations
The Bengals and Georgetown (Ky.) College have agreed on a one-year extension of the team’s contract to hold training camp at the College’s East Campus Athletic Complex. The agreement now runs through 2011, and 2011 will mark the Bengals’ 15th consecutive year in Georgetown.
“We’re happy to join our good friends in Georgetown to announce that our partnership will reach the 15-year mark,” said Bengals vice president Troy Blackburn. “The length of the relationship is reflective of the college’s excellent facilities and professional staff. We remain convinced of the benefits of starting our season in a camp situation, and Georgetown provides us with exactly what we need, including a location (one hour from downtown Cincinnati) that makes camp visits possible for many of our fans.”
Georgetown College athletic director Eric Ward said, “We are excited about our continuing relationship with the Bengals and look forward to a fifteenth year. It will be our goal, just as it has been for the past thirteen years, to create a suitable environment for the Bengals to prepare for a Super Bowl run and the fans to enjoy a unique training camp experience.”
On Wednesday of next week, head coach Marvin Lewis will welcome players for the club’s 14th camp in Georgetown. The Bengals held their first camp in Georgetown in 1997, following 29 seasons at Wilmington (Ohio) College.