Major deals are brewing within the walls of Paycor Stadium. The newest sponsorship is one many fans will enjoy: Skyline Chili.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Tee Higgins are getting set to sign lucrative long-term deals to stay with the team if things go according to plan this offseason.
The franchise has often been viewed as a cash-poor relative to other NFL clubs, but notable sponsorships over the past few years have given ownership added liquidity to strike the deals they need to land. After 21 years of partnering with rival chili parlor, Gold Star Chili, the Bengals are switching it up with the city’s more iconic original chili brand.
Fans will now be able to buy Skyline at Paycor Stadium. “Skyline Chuli is a Cincinnati staple, and we look forward to bringing two iconic Cincinnati brands together to deliver delightful experiences and cultivate Cincinnati-pride,” said Bengals Director of Strategy and Engagement Elizabeth Blackburn in the team’s official statement. “We remain focused on providing fans with a first-class experience and hope Skyline Chili and coneys are a well-received addition for our amazing fans.”
In addition to in-stadium concessions, the Bengals and Skyline will also will partner on a collectable cup series that will be available at participating Ohio and Kentucky Skyline locations this season.
It’s Skyline Time in The Jungle‼️
We are excited to announce @Skyline_Chili as our new official chili partner. pic.twitter.com/FhbkPruhsV
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) April 19, 2023
Skyline has been in Cincinnati for nearly 75 years, and while its national reputation is that of a meme, it’s a beloved delicacy for locals of all generations. The Bengals didn’t just get a new partnership, they added ample good faith from the fanbase as well