June 12, 2011

Past Venue: Riverfront Stadium

Cincinnati, OH
aka Cinergy Field

Year opened: 1970
Capacity: 59,754

Riverfront Stadium, 1970-95
Cinergy Field, 1996-2002

Pro football tenants:
Cincinnati Bengals (NFL), 1970-99

Postseason games hosted:
AFC Divisional playoff, Bengals 28 Bills 21, Jan. 3, 1982
AFC Championship, Bengals 27 Chargers 7, Jan. 10, 1982
AFC First Round playoff, Jets 44 Bengals 17, Jan. 9, 1983
AFC Divisional playoff, Bengals 21 Seahawks 13, Dec. 31, 1988
AFC Championship, Bengals 21 Bills 10, Jan. 8, 1989
AFC Wild Card playoff, Bengals 41 Oilers 14, Jan. 6, 1991

Other tenants of note:
Cincinnati Reds (MLB – NL), 1970-2002
Univ. of Cincinnati (college football), 1990

Notes: Originally had AstroTurf surface, but was converted to a grass field in 2001 (when the baseball Reds were the sole tenant). In addition to the 1990 season, the stadium occasionally hosted other Univ. of Cincinnati football games against major opponents. Capacity reduced by about 13,000 due to need to knock out a section in 2001 in order to accommodate construction of the next-door Great American Ball Park. The birthplace and boyhood home of singing cowboy/actor Roy Rogers was one of the buildings that the stadium replaced.

Fate: Demolished in 2002, the site is now the western concourse of Great American Ball Park.

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