“This is a really special moment for our city,” said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley in a statement. “We’re excited that the NFL is recognizing the places that were there in the very beginning and that they are celebrating Dayton’s special history in paving the way for the league with a donation that will leave a lasting impact in the community.”
The Cincinnati Bengals have announced they will help kick off the football league’s 100th season with a practice at Triangle Park.
The field of the first NFL game still exists. But the turf field is expected to be completed in time for the Bengals' practice, likely in late July or early August, according to Bengals.com.