Paul Brown Stadium is an outdoor football stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the home venue of the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League and opened on August 19, 2000. Named after the Bengals' founder Paul Brown, the stadium is located on 22 acres of land and has a listed seating capacity of 65,515. Paul Brown Stadium is nicknamed "The Jungle," an allusion to not only the namesake Bengal tiger's natural habitat but the Guns N' Roses song "Welcome to the Jungle", the unofficial anthem for the team. In 1996 Hamilton County voters passed a one-half percent sales tax increase to fund the building of two new home venues for both the Bengals and the Major League Baseball Cincinnati Reds; the Bengals and the Reds shared tenancy of Riverfront Stadium, but both teams complained that the aging multipurpose facility lacked modern amenities and other things necessary for small-market teams to survive. Paul Brown Stadium was built first to the west. Following the 2002 baseball season, Cinergy was demolished on December 29.
The Bengals have hosted four NFL playoff games at Paul Brown Stadium, with no victories. For its first four years the field was natural Kentucky Bluegrass, but maintenance problems arose, at one point it was rated as the third-worst field in the league. Hamilton County chose the synthetic FieldTurf system; the infilled artificial turf looks and feels like real grass and, since the field markings are sewn into the fabric, repainting between games is unnecessary. The reduced maintenance saved the county US$100,000 annually. Additionally, it opens Paul Brown Stadium to other uses without worry of damage to the turf; the FieldTurf was installed for the 2004 season. The field is one of only two stadiums in the NFL to have "five miles of piping" running under the field to keep the rubber inlays heated. In April 2012, the stadium chose to update the playing surface with an installation of Act Global synthetic turf. In 2018, the stadium was equipped with a new top-of-the-line synthetic turf system. Manufactured by Shaw Sports Turf, the product includes Strenexe XD slit-film fibers that are supported by the strongest synthetic turf backing in the industry, UltraLoc.
Two LED video displays at either end zone, installed in 2000, provide a good view of the on-field action for every spectator. Over 200 feet of ribbon display were installed along the fascia of the stadium; the scoreboards and ribbons were upgraded after the 2014 off-season to larger HD models. The Cincinnati Bearcats from the University of Cincinnati and the Ohio State Buckeyes from The Ohio State University played the first college football game at Paul Brown Stadium on September 21, 2002, before a sold-out crowd of 66,319. On September 5, 2009, the Kentucky Wildcats and the Miami Redhawks played their opening games there; the University of Cincinnati played Oklahoma in 2010 at Paul Brown Stadium. The Sooners won the game 31-29 with 58,253 fans in attendance. In 2011 the Bearcats played Big East Conference opponents Louisville Cardinals and West Virginia Mountaineers at the Stadium; the Bearcats returned to Paul Brown Stadium for the 2014 football season due to the renovations of Nippert Stadium, with the largest attendance being Miami at 41,926.
The average attendance was 28,840 for the year. On September 8, 2018, Miami hosted the Bearcats at Paul Brown Stadium for their annual Victory Bell rivalry, which will feature games at PBS in 2022 and 2026; the Cincinnati Music Festival is held there every year. Unusual for a venue the size of Paul Brown Stadium, in the spring it hosts the annual Queen City Classic Chess Tournament. Paul Brown Stadium houses the Bengals' administrative offices and training and practice facilities; the game field in Paul Brown Stadium is Momentum Pro manufactured by Show Sports Turf. There are three smaller practice fields nearby. Two are sodded with natural grass. Several local busing companies offer round trip transportation to Paul Brown Stadium from designated locations throughout the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. One such example is the Cincinnati Metro's Jungle-to-Jungle Express, which originates at Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfield, a suburb of Cincinnati. Premium seating options are available in 7,600 club seats.
Amenities include in-seat food and beverage service and access to the club lounges for fine dining options. On-site retail merchandise sales are available in the Bengals pro shop, located on the plaza level on the north end of the stadium. There are eight stores; the stadium was designed by architectural firm NBBJ. The architect was Dan Meis, it was the first NFL facility to win an AIA design award, one of only two sports venues to be honored. The open corners allow for views into the stadium, while stadium fans can view the downtown skyline and bridges crossing the Ohio River. Paul Brown Stadium is the only football stadium to make a list of "America's favorite 150 buildings and structures", according to a Harris Interactive survey. Paul Brown Stadium ranked 101st on the list, whose range included all manner of major structures — skyscrapers, churches, bridges, national memorials and more. No other football stadium was voted among the top 150, among all sports venues, only Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium ranked higher than Paul Brown Stadium.
Voyage of the Unicorn is a 2001 television film directed Philip Spink and starring Beau Bridges, Chantal Conlin and Heather McEwen. The film is based on James C. Christensen's book Voyage of the Basset, it is featured on TV1000 channel. Dr. Alan Aisling is an antiquities professor who has lost his wife and struggles to keep his daughters' spirits high and his loneliness at bay, his younger daughter Cassie daydreams about the mythical world her illustrator mother left behind in her drawings and annoys her older sister Miranda. Something magical happens: the family find themselves fleeing a plague of monstrous trolls by boarding a mysterious ship called The Unicorn, they are given a quest to find the benevolent dragon that once ruled the legendary faerie isles, before the demon trolls arrived. They partake of the quest that shows them the wonder of the mythological worlds: fire-breathing dragons, the mermaids' siren songs and the Minotaur's labyrinth, try to re-ignite an enthusiasm for life within the family.
Beau Bridges - Professor Alan Aisling Chantal Conlin - Cassie Aisling Heather McEwen - Miranda Aisling Mackenzie Gray - Skotos John DeSantis - Cratch Adrien Dorval - Mog Colin Heath - Malachi Kristian Ayre - Sebastian Mark Gibbon - Minotaur Kira Clavell - Medusa Kimberly Hawthorne - Sphinx Markus Parilo - Oberon Ocean Hellman - Titania Wanda Cannon - Lily C. Ernst Harth - Olaf the Ogre Mark Acheson - Kalgar Jay Brazeau - Mage The film was released on a DVD with the TV film "The Old Curiosity Shop" in 2007, it was considered an "extra". Both parts were released by Hallmark Entertainment as a single stand-alone feature on VHS. Voyage of the Unicorn on IMDb RHI Films
Marvyn Cox is a former Speedway rider. Cox was twice a winner of the German Individual Championship in 1993 and 1995 Marvyn has ridden for the Rye House Rockets, Hackney Hawks, Oxford Cheetahs, Bradford Dukes and the Poole Pirates, he was part of the Oxford title winning team in 1985 and 1986. In 1984 he won the European Under 21 Championship after finishing third in 1983, he has represented England in the World Team Cup final twice and featured in two World Championship finals. He was in the first two seasons of the Speedway Grand Prix series in 1995 and 1996. 1986 - Chorzów, Silesian Stadium - 12th - 3pts 1994 - Vojens, Speedway Center - 6th - 9pts 1986 - Bradford, Odsal Stadium - 3rd - 81pts 1987 - Coventry, Brandon Stadium - 2nd - 101pts 1989 - Marianske Lazne 16pts 1990 - Herxheim 23pts 1991 - Marianske Lazne 7pts 1992 - Pfarrkirchen 5pts 1994 - Marianske Lazne 0pts 1995 - Scheeßel 17pts grasstrackgb