The Reds moved to Riverfront Stadium midway through the 1970 season, after spending over 86 years at the intersection of Findlay Street and Western Avenue – the last 57½ of those years at Crosley Field.
[ TAKE THE GAMES WITH YOU: Download the Cincinnati.com Sports app. Proximity to the river and the abundance of leftover food attracted rats. With the new stadium nickname, the fans and team adopted the Guns N' Roses song "Welcome to the Jungle" as the unofficial theme song for the Bengals. In 2001, to make room for Great American Ball Park, the seating capacity at Cinergy Field was reduced to 39,000. Riverfront Stadium's scoreboard was designed by American Sign and Indicator, but in its last years was maintained by Trans-Lux. On defense, the fast surface and virtually dirtless infield (see photo) rewarded range and quickness by both outfielders and infielders, like shortstop Dave Concepción who used the turf to bounce many of his long throws to first.
The stadium was demolished on December 29, 2002 and part of the site is now part of Great American Ball Park.
Riverfront Stadium Along the Ohio River as Seen from Kentucky (R.C.
Nine-year-old Bradley Gremmer, San Antonio; 10-year-old Kirk Shawver, Kansas City; 11-year-old Ted Williams May, Cleveland, Tenn., and 12-year-old Roland Everton, Portsmouth, N.H. -Dimensions: 330-L, 404-C, 330-R (original), 325-L, 393-C, 325-R (final) ), The site Riverfront Stadium sat on originally included the 2nd Street tenement, birthplace and boyhood home of cowboy singer and actor Roy Rogers, who joked that he was born "somewhere between second base and center field.". It wasn’t long before the Reds and Bengals weren’t Riverfront’s only tenants, Stowe added. After all, Baltimore claimed the championships of probably the two most major of major sports – Major League Baseball and the National Football League. When the Bengals moved to Paul Brown Stadium in 2000, the Reds were left as Cinergy Field's only tenant. Besides the writers on hand, NBC deployed a record 10 cameras for the television production, which was directed by the near-legendary Harry Coyle, who practically invented the art of directing television coverage of baseball. Today, part of the site is now occupied by Great American Ball Park and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, along with several mixed-use developments and parking facilities. They had to use part of another room, the band room or something, for the All-Star team. The scoreboard was located above the centerfield seats in the upper deck. Defunct stadiums of the National Football League, †= Team's stadium under construction or refurbishment at time, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/past/RiverfrontStadium.htm, http://mlb.mlb.com/nym/ballpark/history.jsp, http://www.steelersfever.com/three_rivers_stadium.html, "2009 University of Cincinnati Football Media Guide", Paul McCartney Setlist Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on 5 May 1993, "You don't live in Cleveland, you live in Cincinnati! They posted a 5–1 record in playoff games played in Riverfront Stadium, with victories over the Buffalo Bills (twice), San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, and Houston Oilers. After the American Football League awarded Cincinnati a franchise, the Cincinnati Bengals, a new stadium on the Ohio River was built. The Reds played their final game at Cinergy Field/Riverfront Stadium on September 22, 2002.