Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Stadium milestones

        • March 1996: Half-cent sales tax increase approved by Hamilton County voters.

        • November 1996: Architect, construction manager and project manager selected.

        • May 1997: Initial lease agreement between county and Bengals.

        • December 1997: “Guaranteed maximum price” established.

        • January 1998: Initial transfer of land from city to county.

        • February 1998: Building demolition started.

        • April 1998: Project estimate approved. Second lease agreement with Bengals, which provides the approved design.

        • April 1998: Public groundbreaking.

        • May 1998: Deep foundations started.

        • June 1998: Final transfer of land from city to county.

        • Fall 1998: Stadium superstructure started.

        • December 1998: First elevated slab poured.

        • April 1999: Structure raised to club level.

        • September 1999: Structure raised to upper concourse.

        • October 1999: Practice fields installed.

        • November 1999: Upper seating bowl started.

        • December 1999: PriceWaterhouseCoopers hired to audit Paul Brown Stadium construction.

        • January 2000: Roof canopy started.

        • April-May 2000: Playing field to be installed.

        • August 2000: Stadium scheduled to open.


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