I'm Gonna Let You Finish Mr. Clemens... but Sports... well maybe

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Cincinnati has a complicated relationship with its sports teams. On the one hand there is a LOT of fan loyalty, on the other there is a LOT of fan disappointment. But no matter how the teams are doing- it is always fun to go to a game. 

 Showing some "Who Dey" love

Showing some "Who Dey" love

The Bengals

With an awesome outdoor (burr in the winter) stadium located at one end of the riverfront district known as The Banks- this is a classic NFL experience. While some residents have gotten season tickets in the past, most end up going to 1-2 games a year.  

 

 

 

 The Reds welcome game

The Reds welcome game

The Reds

At the other end of The Bank, one can get peanuts, a Coney and a view of the Ohio River while watching our Red Legs. Even more fun are Friday night games which are followed by fireworks. Every year one of our welcome events for the interns is held here. 

 Photo Credit: E.L. Hubbard/WCPO Contributor

Photo Credit: E.L. Hubbard/WCPO Contributor

 

 

FC Cincinnati

One of the newer teams to join the area is this United Soccer League club. Games are currently held at the University of Cincinnati campus however a new stadium is currently planned for the Oakley area. The increased interest in soccer has even prompted some friendly matches to be held here, including the  FIFA World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National Team and New Zealand  back in Sept 2017. 

 Held at Xavier in 2017, the Crosstown Shootout is always a sold-out event

Held at Xavier in 2017, the Crosstown Shootout is always a sold-out event

Xavier v UC- the Crosstown Shootout

If college basketball is more your style both of our local teams tend to be good. One of the hardest tickets in town is the yearly rivalry game- locally called the Crosstown Shootout

Cincinnati Cyclones

Who knew that hockey could be so much fun. They play for much of the winter and often have themed or discount nights!