Cincinnati Bengals Public Relations
The Bengals and Georgetown (Ky.) College have agreed on a one-year extension of the teamâ€™s contract to hold training camp at the Collegeâ€™s East Campus Athletic Complex. The agreement now runs through 2011, and 2011 will mark the Bengalsâ€™ 15th consecutive year in Georgetown.
â€śWeâ€™re happy to join our good friends in Georgetown to announce that our partnership will reach the 15-year mark,â€ť said Bengals vice president Troy Blackburn. â€śThe length of the relationship is reflective of the collegeâ€™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.â€ť
Georgetown College athletic director Eric Ward said, â€śWe 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.â€ť
On Wednesday of next week, head coach Marvin Lewis will welcome players for the clubâ€™s 14th camp in Georgetown. The Bengals held their first camp in Georgetown in 1997, following 29 seasons at Wilmington (Ohio) College.