Bengals rename home field to Paycor Stadium

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Starting this season, the Bengals will play at Paycor Stadium.

Paycor is an HR software company and won the bidding to put its name on the Bengals’ homefield, which had previously been called Paul Brown Stadium.

The news is not likely to thrill football fans: Paul Brown is one of the most significant figures in the history of the sport of football, while Paycor is a company few have heard of. Bengals owner Mike Brown, likely aware that it wouldn’t go over well with fans, put out a statement saying he thinks his late father would have embraced it.

“This is a move that I think my father would have agreed to. He was always for what is best for the football team,” Brown said. “This partnership allows the Bengals to continue to compete at the highest level in the NFL and exemplifies our long-term commitment to the community.”

If the extra revenue makes it easier for the Bengals to afford to pay core players like Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase, fans will probably be on board.

32 responses to “Bengals rename home field to Paycor Stadium

  1. This doesn’t seem to be getting the same coverage/hatred that the renaming of Heinz Field got.

  2. translation: this company you haven’t heard of is giving me money so i don’t have to spend my own money making the payments on burrow’s new contract…..

  3. That’s a shame. I know it’s hard to pass on the cash, but it’s getting depressing to see these long-standing names fall and be replaced by such stupid irrelevant corporate names.

  4. Naming a stadium after your company is like paying for a commercial to air on tv. More then half the people attending the game will call it Bengals stadium and the others will not know what the name is if you ask them while they are there. And only a village idiot sits in front of a tv and say “can’t wait to go buy that”,

  5. I don’t like it, but I get it. The Bengals are spending lots of $$$ right now and they’re about to spend a lot more. Its got to come from somewhere.

  6. “while Paycor is a company few have heard of”
    ——————–

    And now EVERYONE has heard of the company. Guess it worked then.

  7. Good move. They are the least valuable team in football. They need to drive revenue and this was the most obvious solution.

  8. “Paycor Stadium” not yet getting the same kind of hatred “Acrisure Stadium” got? Well, first, it’s early and a lot of the Bengal-haters sleep in. Second, Paycor is a company based in Cincinnati, rather than Grand Rapids (WTF?). Third, the name doesn’t sound like an antiperspirant that makes you stink. On the other hand, Paul Brown was an actual football guy, not a condiment, so that’s kind of a shame.

  9. No choice for small market team, gotta be able to compete. Who cares what it is called.

  10. “My dad liked to make money. I like to make money. He would probably approve of dishonoring him for profit.”

  11. doctorrumack says:
    July 11, 2022 at 12:36 pm
    Yet another reason Cincinnati> Pittsburgh.
    PAUL BROWN STADIUM,. Tell me again how greedy Mike Brown is.

    Looks like you have been told how greedy Mike Brown is…

  12. That’s disappointing.In spite of the skinflint reputation I think a lot of people admired him for keeping the name Paul Brown Stadium.That might mean the 74 other fans in the world besides me no longer can.

  13. Paycor is a do it all for you payroll system for small to medium sized businesses. A slightly smaller version of ADP. Just an FYI. GO BROWNS!

  14. Meh. It’s not Acrisure, so there’s that.

    The Bengals and Mike Brown have gotten a lot of grief for being cheap, but they’re building an indoor practice facility and need to renovate the stadium. Unfortunately, the time on PBS is up.

    I just wish they could have kept Paul Brown’s name in there somewhere. People need to know about him. Paycor Field at Paul Brown Stadium? Guess it couldn’t be.

  15. finfan63 says:
    August 9, 2022 at 8:58 am
    Naming a stadium after your company is like paying for a commercial to air on tv. More then half the people attending the game will call it Bengals stadium and the others will not know what the name is if you ask them while they are there. And only a village idiot sits in front of a tv and say “can’t wait to go buy that”,
    _______________

    I love it when someone thinks that they are smarter than marketing/advertising professionals. The reality is that you are influenced by television advertising and don’t even realize it.

  16. In other news, Washington sold its rights to its stadium to Tidy Bowl: Home of the Washington Commodes.

  17. No wonder the word loyalty in the NFL has long been scratched out of the dictionary. Greed.

  18. Kolo Jezdec says:
    August 9, 2022 at 9:52 am
    doctorrumack says:
    July 11, 2022 at 12:36 pm
    Yet another reason Cincinnati> Pittsburgh.
    PAUL BROWN STADIUM,. Tell me again how greedy Mike Brown is.

    Looks like you have been told how greedy Mike Brown is…

    ——-

    Haha! I stand corrected, but man, You had to go back a ways to find that.

  19. Many of these comments are completely tone deaf. Mike Brown adores his father and exhibits and honors the mans legacy whenever he gets the chance. This was a much needed move to modernize this team and put it in the best position to generate additional funds needed for a small market team on the cusp of paying megastar players with impending massive contracts and renovate a 20 year old stadium. Imagine the vitriol had the team not been able to pay Burrow and Chase, among others. Who cares what the temporary placard says above the door.

  20. The weird thing to me is that Paycor is not a company that sells a product an NFL fan can go buy. They do payroll and HR services for big companies (The Reds and Bengals are their customers). It seems like advertising a non-retail brand or business on a stadium would have very little ROI.

  21. bengaljuice says:
    August 9, 2022 at 12:18 pm
    Many of these comments are completely tone deaf. Mike Brown adores his father and exhibits and honors the mans legacy whenever he gets the chance. This was a much needed move to modernize this team and put it in the best position to generate additional funds needed for a small market team
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    Only thing I’d correct here is that The Bengals aren’t going to pay to renovate that stadium, Hamilton County is. And Hamilton County will see very little, if any of the naming rights money. I don’t care what the name of the stadium is, if anything PBS should be associated with losing and wasteful spending by the county. Maybe Paycor will be the beginning of something new, continuing on the changes last year (No, I won’t call it a New Dey).

  22. It would behoove the National Football League to name something, anything, in Paul Brown’s honor. Father football. How about the AFC championship MVP trophy? It’s a travesty that the NFL has done zilch to honor the man that created: 2 pro football teams, the playbook, first to hire a staff, the first to have the taxi squad, invented the coach to QB headset communication system, the draw play, the face mask, the first coach to have his players run the 40, and the first coach to script plays to start a game. Perhaps most importantly was Paul Brown breaking the color barrier too.

  23. To those hating on Mike brown being cheap.Watsons contract was 1/4 of his net worth,he can’t afford to pay 500 million a year like the rams.

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