Great American Ball Park

Capacity: 42,319     Opened: April 2003

 

A trip to Great American Ball Park is must for any die-hard baseball fan; the Red Stockings are the league’s first professional franchise after all! Brave the cold for Opening Day, totally worth it for the parade to the ballpark.

 

What makes this stadium unique?

Nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, Great American has a fantastic view of the city’s skyline and you can watch the boats go by on the river from the bleacher area. The Power Stacks, two smokestacks in right center field smoke when a Reds strike a batter out and shoot fireworks during home runs and after wins. There are seven bats on each smokestack to pay tribute to former Reds’ great, Pete Rose, who wore #14. The ballpark is also filled with baseball artwork including “The Spirit of Baseball” bas relief near the front entrance, “The Mosaic” at the main entrance, and the “4192 Mural” on the back of the scoreboard in left field. For those in need of more Reds’ history, head next door to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.

 

Dining and Nightlife

  1. Cincinnati Staples

    Cincinnati Staples Can’t visit the Queen City without checking out local favorites: La Rosa’s Pizzeria, Skyline Chili, & Graeter’s Ice Cream.
  2. Montgomery Inn

    Montgomery Inn

    925 Riverside Drive
    Cincinnati, OH
    45202

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    Work up an appetite with ten minute walk from the ballpark down E. Pete Rose Way to Montgomery Inn for their world famous ribs, pulled pork, and other bbq treats.
  3. In-Between Tavern

    In-Between Tavern

    307 Sycamore Street
    Cincinnati, OH
    45202

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    In-Between Tavern prides itself as “The Original Pre and Post Game Destination” for Reds games. The Beer Garden tends to be packed with fans on game days.
  4. Holy Grail Tavern & Grille

    Holy Grail Tavern & Grille

    161 Joe Nuxhall Way
    Cincinnati, OH
    45202

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    Right across from the main entrance to the park is Holy Grail Tavern and Grille which just opened this past season and is the new hot spot sports bar before and after games.
  5. O’Malley’s In The Alley

    O’Malley’s In The Alley

    25 Ogden Place
    Cincinnati, OH
    45202

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    O’Malley’s In The Alley is a fun little dive bar in an alley off Vine Street for those looking to avoid the crowds. The bar is somewhat hard to find, so look for the signs!

 

Transportation/Parking

Lots of parking for the stadium along 3rd street. The garages charge $20-10 depending on how close to the stadium. Just plan on spending some time getting out if the game is sold-out!

 

Weekend for Two
Travelodge, Florence, KY (2 Nights) $96
Tickets (2 Bleacher Tickets) $12
Breakfast Complimentary at hotel
Friday Dinner (Montgomery Inn: Big Ted’s Platter, Barbecued Quarter Chicken, 2 Glasses of Wine)
Saturday Lunch (Skyline: 3-way Chili, 2 Cheese Coney, Fries)
Saturday Dinner (LaRosas: Large Big Four Pick Four Pizza, 2 Sodas)
Pre-game at Holy Grail Tavern and Grille- (6 Beers)
$0
$65

$25
$30

$36

Stadium Parking $10
Total $274

*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.

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