Monday Night Football Returns

ABC's Monday Night Football is returning to Cincinnati for the first time since 1989.

Above is a link to information for the Light Up Cincinnati photo contest. Downtown buildings are leaving their lights on to look good for the network cameras, and for local professional and amateur photographers.

The event has brought an explosion of parties and promotions. A few are listed below:

Restaurant and bar parties:

Bella Cincinnati, 600 Walnut, 11am-11pm--giveaways from 5-7pm

Champs @ The Hyatt, 151 W 5th, 11:30am-1am

Hofbrauhaus, 3rd & Saratoga, Newport, 11am-1am--has Coca Cola Town USA

In Between Tavern, 307 Sycamore, 11am-2:30am--Miller Cheerleaders all night

LaNormandie, 118 E 6th--11am-2:30am--serving "Bengaltinis"

Tailgating etc.

WUBE party, 3rd & Race,--6pm-game time--free hot dogs, display of new Hyundais

Great American Ball Park, 100 Main--5pm-11pm--Miller Brewing Tailgate Party

Montgomery Inn Boathouse--Benefit for Dress for Success-- $20-25--6-9pm--

Other events

Block Party, MDA benefit, Ogden Alley off Vine between 3rd & 4th, 6-9pm

Tower Place Mall--10am-game end--Sidewalk sale, prizes, 2pm Food Court radio broadcast, 7pm Tender Mercies Fundraiser in the Food Court

Contemporary Arts Center--11am-9pm-- 2 for 1 admission if wearing Bengal stripes; 5-9pm free admission.