For a long time, the Cincinnati Bengals had held their training camp at Georgetown College, which is just over an hour south of Cincinnati in Kentucky. I have personally driven down to Georgetown College twice to watch the Bengals training camp sessions, and I know that many of you have as well.
According to Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, native Cincinnatians will no longer have to drive to Kentucky to watch training camp because training camp will be held right here in Paul Brown Stadium.
Bengals move training camp to PBS
Bengals owner Mike Brown made a statement about the move saying that it was largely influenced about the new practice rules created in the new CBA.
Commenting on Thursday's decision, Bengals owner Mike Brown said, "The new agreement between the NFL and its players really impacts training camp by reducing practices. That's nothing the Bengals or Georgetown College wanted to see happen, but it is the hand we are dealt, so we both have to adjust to it. I will miss going away for training camp very much, and I will especially miss our friends in Georgetown, Kentucky."
We have been waiting on this news for some time now. The Bengals contract with Georgetown College was up after this past season and there has been talk about changes being made. This is good news for those Bengals fans who happen to live in the Cincinnati area, assuming that training camp sessions will be open to the public like they were in Georgetown (and I guess it's bad news for Bengals fans that happen to live in the Georgetown area).
The training camp schedule has not yet been released and it is currently unclear as to what the level of accessibility to practice and players will be during training camp. These things will become more clear in the future and we'll keep you up to date.