Thursday, September 6, 2007
Updated: October 5, 3:34 PM ET
Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati
By Tony Guadagnoli
Special to ESPN SportsTravel
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• Stadium name: Paul Brown Stadium
• Address: One Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH 45202
• Capacity: 65,535
• Opened: 2000
• Surface: FieldTurf
• Distance from downtown Cincinnati: The stadium is located in downtown Cincinnati.
• Web sites: Stadium | Directions (listed within Fan Guide)
• Parking/prices: Lots north of Third Street are $35. West of Central Avenue is limited, game-by-game parking. Web site
• Alternative transportation options: Drop-off area for Metro is located under Second Street in the Transit Center.
• Unique stadium features: While there are no banners displayed inside, there are giant murals of past Bengals greats along plaza-level concourses. The stadium itself is asymmetrical and one of the best designed in the league.
• W-L records on Monday night:
New England: 13-21 (Most recent appearance: beat Minnesota 31-7, Oct. 30, 2006)
Cincinnati: 9-17 (Most recent appearance: beat Baltimore 27-20, Sept. 10, 2007)
• Biggest events held at stadium: On Oct. 22, 2000, Corey Dillon rushed for an NFL-record 278 yards against Denver. In 2001, more than 48,000 fans attended an Ohio playoff doubleheader that featured Princeton vs. St. Xavier and Elder vs. Colerain.
• Stadium tour info: Provided only in summer; call 513-455-4805 for more information.
• StubHub! tickets: Web site
For more information call the Bengals ticket hot line, at 513-621-8383 or 866-621-8383. Ticket-office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
• Seating chart
FOOD & DRINK
• Food options inside the stadium: Some of the signature items are Kahn's foot-long hot dogs, Gold Star chili and Bluegrass Meats. You can also get corned beef sandwiches and Philly cheesesteaks.
• Tailgating scene outside the stadium: Before every Bengals home game, the Jungle Zone comes to life as the area's largest pregame party. Open to the public, the party starts three hours before kickoff and is located on the East Plaza Level of Paul Brown Stadium, just outside the stadium gates. For any questions regarding tailgating, contact Central Parking at 513-946-8100.
• Beer selection/prices: Domestics include Bud, Bud Light, Miller and Coors Light. A 21-ounce draft is $6.50 and a 16-ounce plastic bottle is $6.75. Premier beers include Warsteiner, Guinness and Harp and a 16-ouncer costs $6.50. Also new this year is the Irish-themed Pigskin Pub on the sideline level on the west side of the stadium.
• Selected Cincinnati-area restaurants and sports bars:
311 Delta Ave. (Columbia-Tusculum)
Cincinnati, OH 45226
One of Cincinnati favorite Jeff Ruby's top restaurants, featuring huge portions, an extensive wine list and hefty prices. Set in a former police precinct in the city's east Columbia-Tusculum district. Not many places offer a steak named after a kicker; the Shayne Graham features creole sauce, shrimp and blackened tournedos.
417 Madison Road (Covington, Ky.)
Covington, KY 41011
Voted Cincinnati's best pizza chain. There are several locations throughout the area.
Crooked Nail (North Cincinnati)
9303 Cincinnati-Columbus Road
West Chester, OH 45069
A hole-in-the wall with some offbeat dishes, including beer-battered pickles and waffle fries. Also great fish-and-chips.
In Between Tavern
307 Sycamore St. (Downtown)
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Located across from Great American Ball Park and teeming with Reds fans. But Bengals fans are welcome, too.