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NFL Stadium Rankings: Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
Paul Brown Stadium|Capacity: 65,535|Opened: 2000
OVERALL RANK
27
Paul Brown Stadium
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Category Rank (1-32)
21
Affordability & Food
How would you describe the affordability of a trip to your hometown stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
9.9% 14.3% 56% 14.8% 4.9%
Ticket Costs
Average Ticket % Increase From 2007 NFL Rank NFL Average Ticket
$69.85 6.1% 18th $72.20
How would you rate the quality of the food at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
6.1% 10% 43.9% 31.7% 8.3%
How would you rate the affordability of the food at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
16.1% 30% 41.7% 7.2% 5%
Category Rank (1-32)
21
Tailgating
How would you rate the tailgating scene on game day?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
3.9% 12.8% 33.3% 32.8% 17.2%
On average, how much tailgating do you do for each game?
0-1 hours 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5+ hours
32.6% 32% 19.3% 13.3% 2.8%
Category Rank (1-32)
31
Team Quality
How would you rate the year-to-year quality of the home team's on-field performance?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
61.3% 28.7% 8.3% 0.6% 1.1%
Which player on your team is most worth paying to watch?
Carson Palmer T.J. Houshmandzadeh Chad Johnson Keith Rivers Willie Anderson
53.9% 18% 12.9% 3.4% 1.7%
Carson Palmer
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Category Rank (1-32)
30
Stadium Atmosphere
How would you rate the Fan IQ of the home crowd?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
13.7% 13.7% 33% 23.6% 15.9%
How would you rate the hospitality offered to fans of the opposing team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
11.1% 21.1% 38.3% 18.9% 10.6%
What is the worst incident you have witnessed against an opposing fan or yourself at the ballpark?
  • "I witnessed Colts fans being pelted with beer bottles after wearing shirts that had a Colt performing a sexual act on a Bengal"
  • "It's the Bengals ... we are so bad that when we play the Steelers in Cincinnati there are more Steelers fans than Bengals fans!"
  • " In 2001, the Bengals and Browns played each other [a game which the Bengals won] at Paul Brown Stadium and two fans got into it right in front of us after the Bengals fan called the Browns fan "pregnant." Police were involved in the breakup of the fight and I believe both men were arrested."
What is your favorite memory from a game at the stadium?
  • "When the Bengals were really awful in the '90s, my parents took me and my family to our first game at Riverfront Stadium for my 11th birthday. Doug Pelfrey came out during halftime and kicked field goals, but the crew didn't raise the nets. The balls went into the crowd behind the end zone and I managed to get one. After the game I got it autographed by what it is probably the worst team in Bengals history, but it was the greatest day of my life."
  • "Going on to field after the Freezer Bowl to pull down a goal post. There were as many cops as there were us. They just smiled and led us off the field politely."
  • "The atmosphere of the Steelers-Bengals 2005 wild-card playoff game at kick off. But we all know the rest of the story. Carson goes deep, gets hit, tears ACL, season over."
  • "I saw Chad Johnson's Tiger Woods celebration in person."
Category Rank (1-32)
22
Accessibility
How would you rate the traffic to and from the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
6.1% 15.6% 43.9% 21.7% 12.8%
How would you rate the availability and cost of parking at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
12.8% 19.4% 40% 20% 7.8%
How would you rate the public transportation options?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
26.7% 28.3% 25.6% 12.8% 6.7%
 
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