The University of Cincinnati announced its football team will play its home games during the 2014 season at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals, while Nippert Stadium undergoes a 15-month renovation project due to begin in December.
"I was impressed with the game day atmosphere we were able to create at PBS in 2011 and the stadium is a first-class facility," Director of Athletics Whit Babcock said. "While we will have some logistical issues to deal with in moving an entire season of games to Paul Brown, I know our staff has a great working relationship with the Bengals and I am confident the environment will be the next best thing to Nippert Stadium."
Cincinnati is 1-3 all-time at games played at Paul Brown Stadium, but all three losses were by four points or less and the program drew a school-record home crowd there of 66,319 against Ohio State in 2002.
"It's a great stadium," Bearcats coach Tommy Tuberville said. "We had the opportunity to practice inside PBS this past spring and I was very impressed with the amenities, playing surface and the reception we received from Mike Brown, Marvin Lewis and the Bengals staff. I look forward to that relationship continuing and growing as we move forward."