Stadiums by Munsey & Suppes
Baseball Basketball Football Hockey
Olympics Race Tracks Soccer
  BALLPARKS.com © 1996-2014 by 
  Paul Munsey & Cory Suppes 
  About BALLPARKS.com 
  Advertising 
  Awards & Publicity 
  Disclaimer 

  Ballparks Virtual Mall 
  CFL Past, Present & Future Stadiums 
  MLB Past, Present & Future Ballparks 
  NBA Past, Present & Future Arenas 
  NCAA Past, Present & Future Stadiums 

  NFL Past, Present & Future Stadiums 

  Alamodome 
  Alumni Stadium 
  Anaheim Stadium 
  Arrowhead Stadium 
  Astrodome 
  Balboa Stadium 
  Bellevue Park 
  Busch Memorial Stadium 
  Candlestick Park 
  City Stadium 
  Cleveland Municipal Stadium 
  Cotton Bowl 
  Comiskey Park 
  County Stadium 
  Fenway Park 
  Forbes Field 
  Foxboro Stadium 
  Frank Youell Field 
  Franklin Field 
  Fulton County Stadium 
  Giants Stadium 
  Giants Stadium 
  Griffith Stadium 
  Hagemeister Park 
  Harvard Stadium 
  Houlihan's Stadium 
  Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 
  Husky Stadium 
  Jeppesen Stadium 
  JFK/Municipal Stadium 
  Kezar Stadium 
  Kingdome 
  Lambeau Field 
  League Park 
  Liberty Bowl 
  Los Angeles Coliseum 
  Memorial Stadium (Baltimore) 
  Memorial Stadium (Clemson) 
  Memorial Stadium (Illinois) 
  Metropolitan Stadium 
  Mile High Stadium 
  Municipal Stadium 
  Nickerson Field 
  Nippert Stadium 
  Oakland Coliseum 
  Orange Bowl 
  Pitt Stadium 
  Polo Grounds 
  Pontiac Silverdome 
  RCA Dome 
  RFK Stadium 
  Rice Stadium 
  Riverfront Stadium 
  Shea Stadium 
  Shibe Park 
  Soldier Field 
  Spartan Municipal Stadium 
  Sportsmans Park 
  Sun Devil Stadium 
  Texas Stadium 
  Three Rivers Stadium 
  Tiger Stadium (LSU) 
  Tiger Stadium (Detroit) 
  Tulane Stadium 
  Vanderbilt Stadium 
  Veterans Stadium 
  War Memorial Stadium 
  Wrigley Field 
  Yale Bowl 
  Yankee Stadium 

  NHL Past, Present & Future Arenas 
  Olympic Past & Future Stadiums 

  National Football League Tickets 

  Arizona Cardinals Tickets 
  Atlanta Falcons Tickets 
  Baltimore Ravens Tickets 
  Buffalo Bills Tickets 
  Carolina Panthers Tickets 
  Chicago Bears Tickets 
  Cincinnati Bengals Tickets 
  Cleveland Browns Tickets 
  Dallas Cowboys Tickets 
  Denver Broncos Tickets 
  Detroit Lions Tickets 
  Green Bay Packers Tickets 
  Houston Texans Tickets 
  Indianapolis Colts Tickets 
  Jacksonville Jaguars Tickets 
  Kansas City Chiefs Tickets 
  Miami Dolphins Tickets 
  Minnesota Vikings Tickets 
  New England Patriots Tickets 
  New Orleans Saints Tickets 
  New York Giants Tickets 
  New York Jets Tickets 
  Oakland Raiders Tickets 
  Philadelphia Eagles Tickets 
  Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets 
  San Diego Chargers Tickets 
  San Francisco 49ers Tickets 
  Seattle Seahawks Tickets 
  St. Louis Rams Tickets 
  Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tickets 
  Tennessee Titans Tickets 
  Washington Redskins Tickets 

  MLB Tickets 
  NASCAR Tickets 
  NBA Tickets 
  NCAA Basketball Tickets 
  NCAA Football Tickets 
  NFL Tickets 
  NHL Tickets 
  Olympic Tickets 
  Soccer Tickets 
  Concert Tickets 
  Golf Tickets 
  Theater Tickets 

  

  

    

    

Riverfront Stadium

Riverfront Stadium

  Venue Resources  
Address 201 East Pete Rose Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Seating Weather
Newspaper
Satellite View
  Ballparks Virtual Mall  
Bengals Gear
Hotels, Dining & Deals in Cincinnati

  The Facility  
Date Opened June 30, 1970
Date Closed September 22, 2002
Date Demolished December 29, 2002
Ownership
(Management)
Hamilton County
(City of Cincinnati)
Surface AstroTurf 8
(1970-2000)
Grass
(2001-2002)
Cost of Construction $45 Million
Stadium Financing City-issued bonds serviced by stadium revenues.
Former Names Riverfront Stadium
(1970-1995)
Cinergy Field
(1996-2001)
Naming Rights Cinergy Corp. paid Hamilton County $6 million for 6-year naming rights starting in 1996. Payments made over 5 years.
Stadium Architect Heery & Heery
FABRAP
Capacity 60,389
Prices
(Mean)
$37, $35, $31
($34.09) - 1998

Baseball

52,952
Luxury Suites 20 Suites
Club Seats None
  Other Facts  
Former Tenants Cincinnati Bengals
(NFL) (1970-1999)
Cincinnati Reds
(MLB) (1970-2002)
Population Base 1,000,000
On Site Parking 1,800
Nearest Airport Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG)
Retired Numbers #54 Bob Johnson

Sources: Mediaventures

Riverfront Stadium

"The no frills atmosphere in Cinergy Field (formerly called Riverfront Stadium) goes with the city's buttoned down image like a cardigan sweater. The franchise founded by legend Paul Brown believes that fans come to see football and not a circus, so you won't see much to distract you from the action. The field has no logos or marks on it other than the hashmarks and sidelines; there's not even a Bengal logo in the end zone. (In 1985, when the Reds marked the spot of Pet Rose's hit that broke Ty Cobb's record, the Bengals erased it for their next game, even though it wasn't on the field of play.) You won't see mascots, either. Safety concerns benched Benzoo, a white tiger cub that the Cincinnati Zoo brought to the games for years. But the club did bring back the Ben-Gals cheerleaders in 1994 after an absence of several years, and banners in good taste are encouraged.

The city-owned stadium is the typical multi-purpose facility built in the early 1970s, and while it's functional, it has little character. The setting is just fine, on the banks of the Ohio River next to the historic John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. Fans can walk from the heart of downtown by using pedestrian bridges. Bengal fans do get cranked up when the team is winning. Though New Orleans gets credit for it, the "Who Dey" chant started in Cincinnati in 1981 as the Bengals marched to the Super Bowl. It goes, "Who dey think gonna beat dem bengals? Noooo-body." And it's still used (under appropriate game conditions)."

As written by The Sports Staff of USA TODAY in "The Complete Four Sport Stadium Guide" for Fodor's Sports

Riverfront Stadium

Despite Cincinnati's love of baseball, it was the prospect of a professional football team that finally moved the city to end twenty years of discussion and build a new stadium on the downtown riverfront. After playing for two seasons at Nippert Stadium on the University of Cincinnati campus, the Bengals built on the Reds' success in the stadium's first year when they recorded their first winning season and first playoff appearance in 1970, just their third year of existence.

Perhaps the most memorable football game at Riverfront was the AFC Championship on January 10, 1982. The game became known as the Freezer Bowl and was won by the Bengals over the San Diego Chargers, 27-7. The air temperature during the game was -9ʡF (-22.8ʡC) and the wind chill was -59ʡF (-50.6ʡC), the coldest in NFL history. The win earned the Bengals their first of two trips to the Super Bowl (XVI) while playing at Riverfront.

Riverfront Stadium hosted the 1988 AFC Championship, as the Bengals beat the Buffalo Bills 2110 to advance to their second Super Bowl appearance.

During the Bengals' tenure, they posted a 5-1 record in playoff games played in Riverfront Stadium, with victories over the Buffalo Bills (twice), San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, and Houston Oilers. Their only home playoff loss came to the New York Jets.

Cincinnati Bengals

Nippert Stadium
Nippert Stadium

1968-1969
Riverfront Stadium
Riverfront Stadium

1969-1999
Paul Brown Stadium
Paul Brown Stadium

2000-Present

Cincinnati Reds

Bank Street Grounds
Bank Street Grounds
1882-1883
League Park I
League Park I
1884-1893
League Park II
League Park II
1894-1901
Palace of the Fans
Palace of the Fans
1902-1911
Crosley Field
Crosley Field
1912-1970
Riverfront Stadium
Riverfront Stadium
1970-2002
Great American Ball Park
Great American Ball Park
2003-Present


BALLPARKS.com © 1996-2014 by Munsey & Suppes.