The Cincinnati Bengals are changing the name of their stadium and fans have mixed feelings about it.
For the past 22 years, the Bengals have played at Paul Brown Stadium, named after the team’s founder. The team will now be named “Paycor” stadium according to a statement by the team.
The home of the Cincinnati Bengals is now Paycor Stadium. The Bengals and Cincinnati-based Paycor HCM, Inc. (“Paycor”) (Nasdaq: PYCR) are expanding their partnership to include stadium naming rights, further strengthening their shared vision and commitment to the Cincinnati community and driving increased national awareness for both organizations.”
Bengals President Mike Brown defended the name change during the announcement ceremony.
“This is a move that I think my father would have agreed to. He was always for what is best for the football team,” said Bengals President Mike Brown. “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.”
Fans didn’t seem pleased with the name change.
Gross. Disgusting. https://t.co/nXmq9waweQ
— Euclid (@Deuce1042) August 9, 2022
Late Stage capitalism is when stadium has stupid name. https://t.co/jgVDopPNWp
— Ben Natan (@thebennatan) August 9, 2022
— Derrik Klassen (@QBKlass) August 9, 2022
Just name it Joe Burrow stadium and try and put it into his contract as payment. https://t.co/m9KazTU3tj
— Dawgs By Nature (@DawgsByNature) August 9, 2022
by 2040 all NFL stadium naming rights will be owned by companies you've never heard of that provide some corporate service you can't purchase https://t.co/UgpT3BUZkR
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) August 9, 2022
No idea what paycor is and I don’t plan to find out but it would be a great name for a evil company that lex Luther runs in a superman movie https://t.co/mZnIM6MdPw
— PFT Commenter (@PFTCommenter) August 9, 2022
— the alliverse (@allinicolee5) August 9, 2022
I am once again asking for our society to move past the need for everything to make money.
I am also asking for companies to have good names. https://t.co/LorCM6VFjk
— John Akey (@jpakey99) August 9, 2022