Watch party? Commissioner Reece wants to open Paul Brown Stadium for Sunday's big game.

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Cincinnati Bengals fans cheers on the team in the fourth quarter during a Week 17 NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 34-31. With the win the, the Cincinnati Bengals won the AFC North division and advance to the NFL playoffs.
Cincinnati Bengals fans cheers on the team in the fourth quarter during a Week 17 NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 34-31. With the win the, the Cincinnati Bengals won the AFC North division and advance to the NFL playoffs.

The Cincinnati Bengals won't have home-field advantage on Sunday for the AFC Championship.

That doesn't mean a large crowd can't show up at Paul Brown Stadium to root for the Bengals over the Kansas City Chiefs, Hamilton County Commissioner Alicia Reece said on Tuesday.

Reece at Tuesday's Hamilton County Board of Commissioners meeting suggested opening the stadium Sunday for a watch party. She said a constituent had requested it after seeing it done in other cities for championship games.

"When you do give us ideas, we do try to bring those ideas forward," Reece said. "I think that would be a great thing. I'm getting all kinds of calls. I hope we’re able to do it. It is such an exciting time for our city and county."

It's not a done deal yet. Reece said the county administration is looking into the possibility. Messages to county administration were not returned immediately on Tuesday.

The game kicks off at 3:05 p.m. on Sunday.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Hamilton County might open Paul Brown Stadium to watch Bengals game

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