FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2014
FROM CINCINNATI BENGALS PUBLIC RELATIONS
BENGALS AND JDL WARM CONSTRUCTION
TEAM UP TO RENOVATE PLAYER SPACE AT PBS
The Bengals today announce that they have partnered with JDL Warm Construction on a comprehensive, multi-million dollar plan to renovate and upgrade most of the players' space at Paul Brown Stadium.
"JDL Warm was selected from among the leading construction firms in Cincinnati because of our belief that they could provide our players and coaches with a first-class project," said Katie Blackburn, Bengals Executive Vice President.
Designs call for several player areas to be rebuilt and expanded, including the team's weight room, aerobics room, player lounge and food service facilities, as well as the team's television studio. Additionally, the team's current gymnasium will be opened up and transformed into a multi-use area, supporting both indoor conditioning and rehab work, as well as other athletic training activities. All of this supplements the recent locker room expansion, and all work is being funded by the Bengals.
The majority of the conversions will take place after the 2014 season, though preliminary work is beginning this week. The weight room and training facilities are expected to be finished by late spring, with the balance of the improvements concluding before the beginning of the team's 2015 training camp. The overall project will encompass nearly 30,000 square feet of space.
"It's exciting to see this work under way," said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. "I thank our administration for clearing and approving all of the projects, and I thank JDL Warm for making sure the new spaces are expertly constructed so that our players continue to have a great work environment. On Sundays, you're only as good as your preparation during the week, and with these enhancements, we'll continue to have first-class facilities here at Paul Brown Stadium for many years to come."
Based in Cincinnati, JDL Warm is a full-service construction and real estate development company which specializes in Design Build services for a wide range of clients across the nation, particularly in the Midwest and the South. This is JDL Warm's first project at Paul Brown Stadium.
"JDL Warm is excited to partner with the Cincinnati Bengals on this unique and high profile project," said Jacob Warm, CEO of JDL Warm. "As longtime fans, it is not often that you get to be involved with a project with your hometown team, so this is not just another job to us. We are looking forward to putting together the building blocks that will help coach Lewis and the team to better prepare for their games."