Bengals - Paul Brown Stadium
|One Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati, OH 45202
| Paul Brown Stadium
| Cincinnati Bengals
Paul Brown Stadium, home of the
Cincinnati Bengals, has become a pace setter in the NFL since
its opening in 2000. Prior to moving into Paul Brown Stadium,
the Bengals played at Cinergy Field, a multipurpose stadium.
In the mid 1990’s the team began wanting a new football
only facility. In 1996, voters approved a bill that allowed
a new stadium to be built. The stadium was constructed just
a couple of blocks away from Cinergy Field along the banks of
the Ohio River. Ground breaking ceremonies took place on April
25, 1998. Unlike many other teams in the NFL, the Bengals decided
not to sell the naming rights to the stadium. Instead they decided
to honor their founder, Paul Brown, and name the stadium, Paul
The Bengals inaugural
first game at Paul Brown Stadium was on September 10, 2000.
Outside, the stadium has a sleek futuristic architecture look.
Over 65,000 green seats are located throughout Paul Brown
Stadium. The lower deck circles the entire playing field.
A club level and upper deck are located on both sides of the
field. An additional second deck of seats is located beyond
the north end zone. There are video/scoreboards located above
the seats in the south and north end zones. Paul Brown Stadium
has several amenities including 144 luxury suites, over 7,000
club seats, two club restaurants, and a Bengals team store.
Fans attending games at Paul Brown Stadium receive tremendous
views of the Cincinnati skyline and the Ohio River. Because
of the continued turf problems with the grass at Paul Brown
Stadium, the Bengals decided to replace the surface with FieldTurf
after the 2003 season.
Unlike many teams that begin to
win more games once moving into a new stadium, the Bengals
have continued lose more games than they win. This has caused
many fans to stay away from the stadium, causing record low
crowds at Paul Brown Stadium. However in 2003, as the team
began to win more the Bengals were able to sell out Paul Brown
Stadium several times.
To Stadium Index