CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals will train this summer in their home at Paul Brown Stadium.
The NFL team said Friday it will end its 15-year run of holding training camp at Georgetown College in Kentucky, some 70 miles south. The Bengals say they will provide open environments for fan access during camp that runs from late July through mid-August.
The team says the home camp will allow players and coaches to make use of technology and weight and training facilities at their stadium, while helping them adjust to new league rules reducing on-field practice sessions during camp.
Cincinnati-area officials are pleased about the move, expecting it to increase visitors to the city's downtown. A development project has been adding restaurants and shops to the riverfront area near the stadium.