Dayton, Kentucky Once Again Renamed 'Who Deyton' in Honor of Bengals AFC Championship Run

Per a new proclamation — signed in orange ink — Dayton will transform into Who Deyton on Sunday and "the entire time the Bengals remain in contention for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.”

click to enlarge Dayton, Kentucky Mayor Ben Baker in his "Who Deyton" shirt - PHOTO: PROVIDED BY DAYTON MAYOR'S OFFICE
Photo: Provided by Dayton Mayor's office
Dayton, Kentucky Mayor Ben Baker in his "Who Deyton" shirt

Dayton, Kentucky is once again getting a new name.

Last week, ahead of the Bengals vs. Tennessee Titans game, Dayton Mayor Ben Baker signed a proclamation saying that on Saturday, Jan. 22, Dayton would become "Who Deyton."

And Baker is doubling up on that commitment in advance of the Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs AFC Championship game on Sunday. Per a new proclamation — signed in orange ink — Dayton will transform into Who Deyton for that day in honor of the team. And it will be known as Who Deyton until the Bengals win the Super Bowl, says Baker.

“We had so much fun renaming our city as Who Deyton last Saturday, we decided to do it again, but this time the name will remain in place during the entire time the Bengals remain in contention for the Vince Lombardi Trophy,” he says in a release.

Dayton is also changing the colors of the city logo from green to Bengals orange and has replaced the lights at City Hall and the next door firehouse with orange lights. In addition, the firehouse boasts a banner that reads "Who Deyton: Let's Go Bengals." Baker also purchased Who Deyton T-shirts for City Hall and Public Works Department employees to wear on Friday.

Dayton's history with the Bengals involves more than its proximity to Cincinnati, a press release from Dayton City Administrator Jay Fossett says. The 1937 Bengals held its first workout in the city's Tacoma Park; later that year, the team also held its first scrimmage at O.W. Davis Field.

The Bengals will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the showdown. Kansas City was 12-5 during the regular season and lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in last year's Super Bowl. The Bengals were 10-7 for the season and haven't seen the big game since 1989 when the team lost to the San Francisco 49ers.

The AFC Championship will take place at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Fans can watch the game on CBS, Paramount + or NFL mobile options.

Read Baker's proclamation below:

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