Paul Brown Stadium
Home of the Cincinnati Bengals
To support NBBJ Sports and Entertainment, glaserworks designed the sitework and practice facilities for the Paul Brown Stadium. glaserworks’ responsibilities included Design Development, Construction Documents and Construction Administration for the site, the exterior facades of both administration buildings, the stadium and the roof canopy. All glaserworks’ components were designed within budget and completed in an extremely accelerated timeframe. The drawings for the project totaled over 1,700 sheets — enough to cover almost a half acre.
The stadium covers approximately 22 acres and is 157 feet high. The stadium has 65,535 seats on three levels, including 7,600 club seats and 114 private suites. The total enclosed area is 1,850,000 square feet (over 40 acres), all fully accessible by ramps, elevators, escalators, and stairs.
The Bengals began play at Paul Brown Stadium in 2004 on a new FieldTurf playing surface that looks, feels and plays like natural grass but offers a consistent playing surface regardless of the weather conditions. The system is safer for players than previous synthetic surfaces because shoes do not stick and the softer surface minimizes compression injuries.
There are three smaller practice fields nearby. Two are sodded with natural grass while the third is equipped with AstroTurf.