Watch party at Paul Brown Stadium for AFC Championship nixed by officials

Watch party at Paul Brown Stadium might happen
Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 3:15 PM EST
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UPDATE: Officials announced Wednesday there will not be a watch party at Paul Brown Stadium.

CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Even though the Cincinnati Bengals will play the AFC Championship in Kansas City, Paul Brown Stadium could still be filled with fans come Sunday.

Hamilton County Commissioner Alicia Reece said it would be a “good thing” to host a watch party at Paul Brown Stadium for the game.

Reece said she was contacted about the possibility of doing a watch party event similar to what other cities have done in the past.

She said the administrators are working to see if the Paul Brown Stadium watch party can happen.

Hamilton County Administration Communications Manager Bridget Doherty tells FOX19 NOW their department hopes to have more info on the watch party possibility “soon.”

She adds that logistically there are “lots of challenges” to getting this done.

With the drive to Kansas City from Cincinnati being more than eight hours, a watch party in The Jungle would give Bengals fans a place to be together for the franchise’s biggest game in years.

Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs begins at 3:05 p.m. ET.

The Banks is hosting a Bengals pep rally on Friday ahead of the game.

The rally begins at 4 p.m. and is free to all fans.

Bengals legends Anthony Munoz, Ickey Woods, and David Fulcher are scheduled to make appearances.

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