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Bengals rename Paul Brown Stadium after reaching naming rights agreement with area company

CINCINNATI — The home of the Cincinnati Bengals officially has a new name.

On Tuesday, the team announced that the stadium formerly known as Paul Brown Stadium will now be called Paycor Stadium.

The Cincinnati-based company is a Human Capital Management company that “builds HR software for the leaders and frontline managers everyone depends on,” according to its website. The company has been in Cincinnati for 30 years.

Paycor has “served as the team’s official and exclusive HR software provider since 2018,” the Bengals said.

“Through a strategic partnership with our hometown team, the Cincinnati Bengals, we are beyond thrilled to introduce Paycor Stadium to the world,” said Raul Villar Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Paycor, in a press release. “As Paycor continues to grow and reach customers throughout the U.S., our mission of empowering leaders to build winning teams perfectly aligns with the defending AFC Champions. As longtime fans, this is a big point of employee pride and we are honored to support our local team and build on the legacy of Paul Brown.”

“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.”

The team said they would incorporate Paycor into the stadium in the coming months, with the company and the Bengals hosting a ceremony before the season to unveil new branding and celebrate the partnership, the team’s website stated.

“It was important to find a naming rights partner that strongly aligns with the Bengals brand,” said Bengals Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn. “Paycor is a local company on the rise that shares our commitment to building winning teams. We are proud to support Paycor’s growth and strengthen the Cincinnati business community with this partnership.”