Nothing brings summer to mind better than baseball. And with the continued 80 and 90 degree temperatures, why not pretend that it’s still summer with a trip to Great American Ballpark to see the Cincinnati Reds play. The final homestand of the regular season is September 28-October 3. Don’t miss out as the Reds are struggling to get their first playoff bid since 1995.
Great American Ballpark is a great place to catch a ball game. The prices, staff, and activities help to make a trip to the ballpark something that the entire family can enjoy.
Want to make a trip that’s easy on your wallet? Ticket prices vary for seats across the ballpark, but they are as cheap as $5. And the $5 seats aren’t bad at all – you have a great view of all the action on the field. There truly isn’t a bad seat in the house. (And honestly, on a day that’s not so crowded, you could buy a $5 ticket, and sit elsewhere.)
Does an intense baseball game make you hungry? Options abound. You can try Cincinnati favorites like Skyline Chili or LaRosa’s Pizza. If you’re trying to save money, try one of the $1 concession stands. They are located on the upper and lower levels, down the right field line and have red signs over them that say “$1.00 $1.00 $1.00.” Pay just a dollar for a hot dog, bag of popcorn, peanuts, ice cream or a Coke.
The viewing experience itself is not bad. The seats, unfortunately, are about as comfortable as plastic red seats can be. But the video board in the outfield is high-tech, massive and serves up all the stats that you need to know throughout the game.
The Reds organization has done everything they can to bring fans out and to make their experience an enjoyable one. They constantly have special promotions and giveaways – time your visit just right and you could leave with a bobblehead or a pack of baseball cards. The staff is kind, courteous, and helpful. There are numerous shops where you can purchase your favorites Reds apparel or gift. And there are many areas set aside for kids to play various baseball related games.
Visit the Cincinnati Reds website for more info on tickets, activities, and more. Catch the Reds before the season is over and your experience will truly be one to remember.
Getting there: From Lexington, take I-75 North to downtown Cincinnati. Take the first exit after you cross the river. Then pick your poison for parking. To park in any lot or garage will cost $5 – $10. Here’s a tip: If you go for an evening game, park on the street in downtown. If you can find a spot, all meters are free after 5 pm. Then its just a short walk to the ballpark