Sports in Cincinnati
- Paul Brown Stadium – Football, (capacity 65,535)
- Great American Ball Park – Baseball (42,059)
- Nippert Stadium – University of Cincinnati football (35,097)
- U.S. Bank Arena – Hockey, basketball, football, soccer (17,556)
- Fifth Third Arena – University of Cincinnati athletics (13,176)
- Cincinnati Gardens – Hockey, basketball, boxing (11,498)
- Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio – Tennis (Center Court: 11,000; Grandstand Court: 5,000; Court #3: 2,000)
- Cintas Center – Xavier University athletics (10,250)
- The Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights, Kentucky – Northern Kentucky University athletics (9,400)
Major league teams
- Cincinnati Bengals, started in the American Football League from 1968–1969, then after the AFL/NFL merger continued with the National Football League from 1970 to present.
- Cincinnati Celts, played in the unofficial "Ohio League" and the American Professional Football Association (renamed the National Football League in 1922).
- Cincinnati Bengals (1937–1941), a member of the American Football League (1936). Competed in AFL II (1937), the minor AFL of 1938 (1939), and AFL III (1939-1940).
- Cincinnati Blades, team that competed in the American Football League (1938).
- Cincinnati Reds, NFL team that played in the 1933 NFL season and the first eight games of the 1934 NFL season.
- Cincinnati Reds, Major League Baseball, established in 1882
- Cincinnati Rockers, team that competed in the Arena Football League from 1992–1993.
- Cincinnati Royals, NBA team 1957-1972
Minor league teams
- Cincinnati Kings, PDL
- Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL.
- Cincinnati Excite, American Indoor Soccer League 2005/2006 Champions.
- Cincinnati Dockers, USAFL
- Florence Freedom, Frontier League
- Southern Ohio Patriots, USFA
- Mt. Carmel FIRE, USFA
- Kings Comets, MCFL
- Cincinnati Commandos, Continental Indoor Football League
- Northern Kentucky River Monsters, Ultimate Indoor Football League
NCAA Division I
- Northern Kentucky University Norse
- University of Cincinnati Bearcats; Big East
- Xavier University Musketeers; Big East
- Miami University RedHawks; MAC
- Union Institute & University
- College of Mount St. Joseph
- Indiana Wesleyan University
- Thomas More College
Other sporting events
The suburb of Mason hosts the professional international tennis event, the Western & Southern Open. The men's Masters is one of the elite nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, and the Women's tournament is a Premier event on the WTA Tour.
In March 2005 and 2006, the U.S. Bank Arena hosted the Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball tournament. The Bank of Kentucky Center will host the Elite Eight of the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship in 2012 and 2013.
The Sphere - Cincinnati's Premier Sports Facility is home to two ice sheets that are home to the Queen City Steam travel hockey organization. It is also home to an inline hockey rink that has a large adult hockey league. http://www.inline.me There are also 6 basketball courts that host many tournaments, as well as, youth and adult leagues.
Within the urban core of the city and its immediate surroundings the Steps of Cincinnati offer an urban hiking experience.