Paul Brown Stadium - Cincinnati, OH

Consistently ranked on lists of the best American architectural structures, Paul Brown Stadium is nothing short of a football cathedral. The NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals have called it home since 2000.

Despite the prestige of the building, few other events are held at the venue. Exceptions include college football games, the annual Macy’s Music Festival and the annual Queen City Classic Chess Tournament. Besides the music festival, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw played the only other concert ever held in the venue on their 2012 “Brothers of the Sun” tour.

The Jungle, as it’s known by Bengals fans, has a total capacity of 65,515, which includes 114 private suites and 7,600 club seats. The stadium is fully accessible in terms of both seating and parking. Concession stands are scattered throughout the stadium and can accommodate any diet. It’s located right in downtown Cincinnati on the north bank of the Ohio River, and several great dining options are available nearby. Some parking is available onsite, but it’s generally reserved for season ticket holders. Several other garages are within walking distance downtown. It’s also easily accessible via public transportation.

Besides its sweeping architecture, the Jungle is also known for its legendary tailgates. Tailgating in surrounding lots generally starts around 8 pm for evening games. Alcohol is allowed but must be disposed of before entering the venue. Guests must pass a security checkpoint before entering the venue. The only bags permitted are small clutch purses or small transparent bags. Items like hard-sided containers, chairs, noisemakers, recording equipment and any form of pole or stick, including umbrellas, are prohibited.
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
1 Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
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Date/Year Built/Opened:
Aug. 19, 2000