“ Paul Brown is more terrific than I could have imagined. We are delighted with it. What a start to remaking Cincinnati's riverfront. ”

Michael Brown Owner, Cincinnati Bengals

Paul Brown Stadium, a defining element of Cincinnati's skyline, is the only football stadium ranked as one of America’s favorite buildings by the American Institute of Architects. The stadium’s most striking element is its cantilevered steel-structured roof, clad with translucent fabric that covers the upper deck and focuses attention toward the game. The open-air facility provides the highest standard in team amenities and advances current thinking about professional sports stadium design.

Inspired by a strategy to reduce end-zone seating, Paul Brown Stadium opens on both ends and allows spectators to interact with the city, taking in the game and the sights along the riverfront. By “breaking up the seating bowl,” the stadium eliminates undesirable corner seats, a standard drawback of traditional stadiums, and ensures that visitors experience an intimacy with the field. The stadium also includes 114 suites, 7,600 club seats, 56 concession stands and 8 stores.


Awards & Publications


AIA California Council, Merit Award
AIA Columbus, Honor Award
AIA Ohio, Honor Award
Business Week/Architectural Record, Design Award
The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award


The Cincinnati Enquirer, "Local landmarks make the list,” February 2007
The Cincinnati Enquirer, “Grand opening for Paul Brown Stadium,” August 2000