PAUL BROWN STADIUM
Client Cincinnati Bengals
Architect NBBJ, Marina del Rey, Calif.
Building Type Football stadium
Photo by Tim Griffith
Sure, the 67,000-seat Paul Brown Stadium had to serve the needs of players and fans of the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals. But the Bengals also wanted to make an architectural statement on the city's waterfront. The solution was a stadium, more European in look than American, that departs sharply from the red-brick retro look so common today. Breaking up the seating bowl to eliminate corner seats with poor sight lines helped create a dramatic chiseled look.