Paul Brown Stadium is named after a Miami University grad.
And a Miami running back scored the building's first regular-season touchdown in the PBS opener when Travis Prentice scored from 16 yards out for the Browns in the first quarter back on Sept. 10, 2000.
Now the RedHawks get to play in the building themselves when new coach Michael Haywood makes his debut Sept. 5 against Kentucky in the "Rumble at the River." They beat the Bengals and Broncos to the punch. Denver coach Josh McDaniels doesn't make his debut until Sept. 13 in Cincinnati.
Brown never coached Miami, but his run as its quarterback in the 1920s became one of the building blocks of what became known as the school's storied "Cradle of Coaches." It turns out that Brown's stadium is within an hour's drive of 100,000 Miami alums and constituents.
Ticket prices are $45 for the lower bowl, $35 for the upper bowl and $75 for the club level. Miami season-ticket purchasers will be seated in premium seats in the lower bowl at PBS, assuring them a savings of $15 per ticket.
Bengals president Mike Brown joined Miami officials at Tuesday's PBS news conference and recalled some of his father's collegiate exploits.
"We want to bring the renewed enthusiasm and energy of Miami's season opener to the front door of our Cincinnati alumni and community," Haywood said in a Miami news release.