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
Holy Grail Tavern & Grille
O’Malley’s In The Alley
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)
*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.