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Cincinnati Bengals - Paul Brown Stadium

Cincinnati Bengals - Paul Brown Stadium
Address: One Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Paul Brown Stadium
Name: Paul Brown Stadium
Home Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Capacity: 65,393
Playing Surface: Grass
Year Opened: 2000

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 Brown Stadium.

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.

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