Bengals to debut new renovations Friday

Bengals to debut new renovations Friday
Before and after of the weight room (Photo provided)
Before and after of the weight room (Photo provided)
Before and after of the club lounge furniture (Photo provided)
Before and after of the club lounge furniture (Photo provided)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - More than $20 million of improvements to Paul Brown Stadium will be on display Friday night during the Bengal's preseason opener against the New York Giants.

A new high definition video board and sideline LED boards are among the improvements Bengals fans will notice.

The main video boards are more than twice the size of the previous boards, measuring 130-by-36 feet, according to the Bengals. The LED boards will stretch the entire length of the sidelines and will allow for additional information, including fantasy stats and out of town scores.

PBS's concession stands received a hefty facelift. Aramark Concessions worked with the Bengals to enhance food preparation and presentation at all concession stands. Every stand will have a new façade and HiDef TV.

The Bengals will introduce "Burgers and Brews," a new concept that will bring cook-to-order service to every level in the stadium.

Craving chicken wings? Check out the new  Buffalo Wings and Rings stand that will open on the north plaza level (next to the Pro Shop).

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The ever growing popularity of craft beer will be on tap inside the former "Pigskin Pub." The new, "Queen City Tap Room," located on the west sideline level, will serve both local and national craft beers. A HiDef projector will showing the game so fans won't miss the action.

The Wi-Fi that was introduced last year is now completed and the Bengals promise that it will be the finest

Club Seat fans and Suite Holders will notice a new concept in community and lounge seating. The original lounge furniture has been replaced with modern lounge-style seating. Six-person community tables, segmented couches, all new tables and chairs and new lighting with more HiDef TV's all have been added to the section.

The only thing fans will not see is the renovations made to the team's interior work space.

Players will enjoy an enlarged locker room, new weight room,  new players lounge, new cafeteria, and a new television studio.

According to the Bengals, head coach Marvin Lewis has pointed to the new facilities as a signal to players that despite the team's four consecutive playoff appearances, a new level of performance is expected in 2015.

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