This A-Z Guide was created by the Cincinnati Reds to assist Guests during their visits to Great American Ball Park.
The information is presented in alphabetical order for your ease of use and is always subject to change.
For specific guest guide information that applies to concerts at Great American Ball Park, please click the link below.
Ballpark Concert A-Z Guide
The Reds are committed to providing every Guest with a comfortable and enjoyable experience at the ballpark. Great American Ball Park is a fully accessible ballpark for all Guests.
Accessible parking is available in the East section of the Central Riverfront Garage formerly called the Great American Ball Park Parking Garage for $17 and in the East Garage for $12. While the number of accessible parking spaces is more than adequate, Guests are still encouraged to arrive at the time gates open to improve their chances of obtaining an accessible parking space.
The accessible pickup/drop-off zone is located on the east side of Joe Nuxhall Way, from Second Street to Mehring Way, on the west side of Great American Ball Park. Cars, vans and small buses displaying a valid accessible placard or valid accessible license plate will be permitted to enter the pickup/drop-off zone beginning one half (1/2) hour before gates open to approximately one (1) hour after the conclusion of the game. Large school buses and large charter/tour buses are prohibited from entering this zone. Guests traveling to the ballpark in a large school bus or large charter/tour bus should contact the Group Sales department at (513) 765-7600 for information on bus pickup and drop-off locations.
Great American Ball Park has accessible seating available in most seating areas. Accessible seating areas are equipped with electrical outlets for recharging purposes at no cost to the Guest.
Address/Telephone/Internet for General Office
AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) - AEDs can be found at the following locations:
Concession Locations - You must be 21 to purchase, possess or consume all alcohol products on ballpark premises. Sportservice IDs everyone 30 years and younger. Sales are limited to two alcoholic beverages per person with valid ID and only 2 beers can be sold per transaction. No alcohol sales after the end of the eighth inning or 3 hours after scheduled start of game. All alcohol must remain in the ballpark: "It's the Law." Sportservice reserves the right to refuse service to any one.
Vendors/Hawkers - You must be 21 to purchase, possess or consume all alcohol products on ballpark premises. Sportservice IDs everyone 30 years and younger. Sales are limited to one alcoholic beverage per person with valid ID. No alcohol sales after the end of the eighth inning or 3 hours after scheduled start of game. All alcohol must remain in the ballpark: "It's the Law." Sportservice reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
Assisted Listening Devices (ALD)
Guests can request the use of Assisted Listening Devices (ALD) at any Fan Accommodation Station in Great American Ball Park.
ATM Machines - For your convenience, PNC Bank ATM machines are located throughout Great American Ball Park at the following locations:
Reds players sign autographs before each game when time and Major League Baseball regulations permit. However, we cannot guarantee autograph opportunities will be available. Guests are welcome to seek autographs from players along the railing between sections 111-113 and 133-135 up to 45 minutes prior to game time, or until the end of batting practice, whichever comes first. Guests will then be asked to return to their ticketed seating areas. Please be considerate by not inconveniencing Guests seated in the autograph locations.
Guests with minor automobile problems (jumpstart, flat tire, etc.) can seek assistance from Central Parking System at (513) 946-8100. For assistance with major automobile problems, please contact AAA at (513) 762-3222.
Bags, Backpacks and Purses
Guests are welcome to bring bags, backpacks, SOFT SIDED coolers, and purses into Great American Ball Park provided their dimensions do not exceed the 16" x 16" x 8" Major League Baseball size requirement. Bags, backpacks, SOFT SIDED coolers, and purses are subject to inspection by Reds personnel prior to entrance to the ballpark or at any time while inside the ballpark.
Standing or stepping on ballpark seats may lead to serious bodily injury. The Cincinnati Reds request, for your safety and other ballpark Guests, that you do not step, stand or use seats in a manner other than intended at Great American Ball Park.
Banners and Signs
The Reds welcome banners and signs. To ensure that these articles do not distract from the enjoyment of other fans, the Reds request that Guests adhere to the following guidelines:
Please do not place banners/signs in the eyesight of the batter and/or hanging over the outfield fences. Banners should in no way infringe on the sightlines of other Great American Ball Park Guests. Banners/signs may not be placed anywhere inside the playing field, be commercial, political, derogatory or obscene as determined by the Reds. Banners/signs are not permitted in the Diamond Club seating section directly behind home plate. Signs must not utilize wood or metal material or other types of objects for support. Signage in approved areas may only be affixed with string or plastic ties.
The Reds recommend that banners and signs be foldable or collapsible in order to comply with the 16" x 16" x 8" Major League Baseball size requirement. The Reds reserve the right to remove any banner/sign.
Batting practice begins two hours (2) before each home game. Times are approximate and subject to change without prior notification and at the discretion of either team.
Looking for the perfect way to make your friends' or family members' special day extra special this season? For $65 you can give them a Cincinnati Reds Birthday Package. Your special guest will receive a scoreboard message, Reds birthday card and a Birthday Package filled with Reds goodies delivered by the Scotts Reds Rally Pack. To inquire about a Birthday Package for your special occasion, including payment options, contact the Promotional Events Department at (513) 765-7100. Birthday Packages must be ordered three business days in advance.
Full bodysuits are not permitted inside of Great American Ball Park. Any covering over the face and head needs to be removed before entry is permitted. It may not be put back on once inside the ballpark.
Bottles and Cans
No glass bottles or cans may be brought into Great American Ball Park. Guests are welcome to bring in soft drinks and water provided they are in clear plastic bottles and the safety seal has not been broken. Insulated foam cups/containers from restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations, etc. are not permitted in Great American Ball Park.
Bounty Clean Crew
The cleanliness of Great American Ball Park is a top priority for all members of the Reds organization. The Bounty Clean Crew staff, associates of SBM Management Services, is responsible for cleaning all areas of the ballpark on game days and non-game days.
Bounty Spill Hotline
The Reds make efforts to keep Great American Ball Park a clean and safe environment for all fans. If a food or drink spill should occur, fans may ask any Reds staff member to call in the spill on the Bounty Spill Hotline. A member of the Bounty Clean Crew will report to the spill location and clean up the mess.
In the event of a series sweep, brooms may only be brought in at the discretion of Reds Management.
Budweiser Bowtie Bar
Cameras & Video Equipment
Guests are welcome to bring cameras and video recorders into the ballpark for personal use provided game action is not recorded, as required by Major League Baseball. Cameras and video recorders are welcomed provided their dimensions do not exceed the 16" x 16" x 8" Major League Baseball size requirement. Guests are requested to avoid standing in the aisles while using this equipment. Guests should not obstruct the views of others while taking pictures and refrain from using tripods, monopods and other camera support pods. The Reds reserve the right to remove any Guests who do not cooperate with this policy.
To ensure the safety of all Guests, players and employees, carry-in items will be inspected prior to entrance into the ballpark or at any time while inside the ballpark. Bags, backpacks, purses, etc. larger than 16" x 16" x 8" will not be permitted into the ballpark in accordance with the Major League Baseball size requirement.
For other information as to what is and is not allowed to be brought into Great American Ball Park, please peruse the A-Z Guide.
Certificates Presented By McDonald's
Fans attending games at Great American Ball Park can now receive personalized certificates for the following occurrences:
Certificates can be made at any Fan Accommodations locations on game days. There is no cost to our Guests for these certificates. For additional information, please call (513) 765-7096. You may preorder them only if you have a group of 15 or more.
Cincinnati Bell Riverboat Deck
Offering panoramic views of the entire ballpark and the Ohio River, the Cincinnati Bell Riverboat Deck provides multiple groups of 25-150 another fantastic hospitality option during Reds games. Package prices start at $65-$76 per person and include ticket, buffet and two beers per person. The Cincinnati Bell Riverboat Deck is located in center field above the batter's eye. For information on reservations call Group Sales at (513) 765-7600.
Cincinnati Bell Technology Pavilion
Club Cambria Super Suite
Code of Conduct
Major League Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds are committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable ballpark. Our staff will act to support an environment where:
Concealed Weapons Law
Great American Ball Park is a county facility and it is illegal to carry a firearm, deadly weapon, or dangerous ordinance in Great American Ball Park. Unless otherwise authorized by law, no person shall knowingly possess, have under the person's control, convey, or attempt to convey a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance into the ballpark. A permit to carry a concealed weapon issued by this or any other state does not authorize the holder to carry weapons inside the ballpark.
Off duty law enforcement officers, retired law enforcement officers who are qualified under Federal Law H.R. 218., the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, and licensed protection professionals with prior approval, are permitted to have a concealed weapon on premises. These authorized persons, who carry a concealed weapon to the ballpark, are required to notify a police supervisor upon entering the ballpark so their identification and seat location can be verified and noted.
Sportservice operates the food and beverage stands throughout Great American Ball Park. For information on concessions and other services that Sportservice provides, please call (513) 765-7626.
Guests can find a wide assortment of food and beverages at Great American Ball Park in the following locations:
|All Beef Hot Dog:||113, 118, 130, 135, 142, 416, 431, 516, 531|
|Big Red (Smokey):||105, 130, 135, 142, 511, 514, 523, 525, 529|
|Bottle Soda:||113, 131, 137|
|Bottle Water:||ALL CONCESSIONS STAND SELL BOTTLE WATER|
|Brat:||105, 113, 133, 142, 143, 401, 511, 514, 516, 523, 525, 529, 531, 118|
|Bratburger:||113, 130, 516, 525|
|Buffalo Mac & Cheese:||130|
|Candy:||105, 113, 133, 143, 401, 511, 516, 518, 525, 529, 531|
|Chcken Tenders:||130, 119, 514|
|Chips:||105, 113, 118, 133, 142, 143, 401, 511, 514, 516, 523, 525, 529, 531|
|Chocolate Chip Cookies:||113, 133, 142, 518, 523|
|Coffee:||133, 142, 514, 516, 525, 529|
|Cotton Candy:||133, 423|
|Crunch & Munch:||103, 105, 113, 116, 133, 142, 143, 401, 511, 514, 516, 518, 523, 525, 529|
|Dippin' Dots:||105, 529|
|Fries:||130, 119, 414|
|Frisch's Big Boy:||130, 119|
|Hamburger:||130, 119, 414|
|Hand Slapped Burger:||113|
|Hot Dog:||105, 118, 133, 142, 143, 401, 511, 514, 516, 523, 525, 529, 531|
|Hot Mett:||113, 133, 143, 401, 516, 525, 529, 531|
|Ice Cream:||117, 522|
|Italian Sausage:||113, 133, 531|
|LaRosa's:||113, 133, 413|
|Montgomery Inn:||113, 130, 413, 518|
|Nachos:||103, 113, 130, 135, 137, 416, 418, 422, 514, 523|
|Peanuts:||ALL CONCESSIONS STAND SELL PEANUTS|
|Penn Stations:||130, 414, 514|
|Pistachios:||105, 118, 133, 142, 401, 516, 523, 525, 531|
|Pizza:||518, 113, 133|
|Popcorn:||105, 113, 118, 130, 133, 142, 143, 401, 416, 425, 433, 516, 525, 531|
|Powerade:||ALL STANDS EXCEPT THE ICE CREAM STANDS SELL POWERADE|
|Pretzel:||105, 112, 131, 133, 135, 142, 143, 401, 411, 416, 422, 425, 511, 516, 525, 529, 531|
|Skyline Chili Hot Dog:||103, 116, 130, 518, 533|
|Slushie:||104, 113, 127, 416, 516, Markets|
|Specialty Beers:||113, 135, 416|
|UDF:||117, 133, 423, Markets|
|Veggie Dog:||118, 516, 525|
Guests are welcome to bring SOFT-SIDED coolers into Great American Ball Park provided the coolers' dimensions do not exceed the 16" x 16" x 8" inch Major League Baseball size requirement. HARD-SIDED coolers of any size are PROHIBITED from entering the ballpark. Coolers and all carry-in items are always subject to inspection by Reds personnel prior to entrance to the ballpark or at any time while inside the ballpark. The Reds are not responsible for HARD-SIDED coolers that are left outside of the ballpark gates. Guests will be asked to return their HARD-SIDED coolers to their vehicles.
For more information on Cincinnati Reds corporate sponsorships, ballpark signage, promotional giveaway nights or Reds on Radio advertising opportunities please call (513) 765-7030.
The Cincinnati Reds want you to enjoy the ballgame and have a safe trip home. Guests may sign up to participate in the "Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Program" at any Fan Accommodation Station.
Diaper Changing Stations
Baby changing tables are available in all public and family restrooms in Great American Ball Park.
Directions to Great American Ball Park:
From I-75 southbound:
From I-71 southbound:
From US 50 eastbound:
From US 50 westbound (Columbia Parkway):
From I-71/I-75 northbound:
From I-471 northbound:
If you are seeking a donation for a fundraiser or community event to be held in the tri-state region of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, please go to our website, www.reds.com/donations, to place your request. Submissions must be made a minimum of four (4) weeks in advance of your event and will be fulfilled at least one week prior to your event. Please keep in mind our primary donation will be Reds game tickets for approved requests. We are not in a position to provide a financial contribution for a donation.
Additional information regarding our donation policy may be found by visiting www.reds.com/donations.
For the convenience of our Guests requiring special assistance, seven public elevators and three escalators are located throughout Great American Ball Park. There is an escalator inside Great American Ball Park located near Gapper's Alley. This escalator transports Guests from the Terrace Level to the View Level. However, this escalator does not access the Suite or Club Level. There is another escalator located on the west side of Great American Ball Park near the Reds Hall of Fame. This escalator transports Guests from the Terrace Level to the Club Level. Upon reaching the Club Level, Guests can use an adjacent escalator to reach the View Level.
Elevators can be found behind Sections 101, 110, 121, 127, and 135.
Fan Accommodation Stations
There are two Fan Accommodation Stations in Great American Ball Park. One is located on the Terrace Level near Section 119, and the other is on the View Level near Section 420. Guest-relations personnel will be on hand to assist Guests with any questions, comments or concerns.
Fan Mail - Fan mail may be sent to:
Please know that fan mail is not forwarded during the offseason, and there is no guarantee of a response or that any items mailed will be returned.
The grass at Great American Ball Park is comprised of five varieties of Perennial Ryegrass. The turf is growing in a 12-inch root zone composed of 100 percent sand. The drainage and irrigation systems lie below the root zone. The field is capable of handling up to 3 inches of rain an hour with little or no water pooling on the surface.
Due to the close proximity of the postgame fireworks shows ballpark officials are required to take several precautionary measures that could affect your ballpark visit.
First Aid Stations
(Affiliated with TriHealth's Bethesda North and Good Samaritan Hospital)
Guests will find the Great American Ball Park First Aid Stations in the following locations:
For the protection of our Guests, trained medical personnel are on duty for all games and events. Should you have any medical emergency or need medical assistance, please refer to the nearest directional signage for First Aid Station locations, or ask any member of the Great American Ball Park staff.
Guests are welcome to keep any foul ball hit into the stands. At no time should a foul ball be thrown back on the field. Violators will be subject to ejection. Any Guest interfering with a ball in play will be subject to ejection from the ballpark. Any Guest going onto the playing field will be ejected from the ballpark and will be subject to arrest and prosecution. Guests assume all risks and dangers incidental to the game of baseball, whether occurring prior to, during or subsequent to the actual playing of the game, including without limitation, injury from thrown bats, thrown or batted balls and spectator conduct.
FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club & Club Home Seating
See all the action and enjoy excellent service and amenities at the same time. Situated along the first-base line and behind home plate, these seats include access to the all-inclusive FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club. The Champions Club offers a wide selection of food items from various culinary stations as well as unlimited water and soft drinks. Guests can access the Champions Club by taking the elevators or stairs, near sections 126 and 135, to the Club Level. For more information, please contact the Reds Premium Seating department at (513) 765-7210 or visit reds.com/premium.
Frontgate Outdoor Luxury Suite
Gates to the ballpark typically open 90 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the game. Our Season Ticket Holders can gain early entrance to the ballpark via the Season Ticket Holder Gate located in Crosley Terrace. In accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code the scheduled gate opening times may be adjusted without notice.
If you've ever thought about bringing a group to a Reds game, now is the time! Whether it's friends, family or teammates, there's no better way to catch the action at Great American Ball Park than to share the experience with a group of 20 or more. Call the Group Sales department at (513) 765-7600 for more information.
Guests intruding upon the playing field or any restricted areas are subject to arrest, penalty of a 180-day jail term and a $1,000 fine. We also ask that you do not throw objects onto the playing field. This could interfere with play and could result in injury to someone on the field. Any Guests with questions or problems during their visit to Great American Ball Park should see their seating coordinator, or a Reds representative at one of the Fan Accommodation Stations located at the Gap on the Terrace & View Levels.
At every Reds game this season, a member of the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard) will be recognized as the "Cincinnati Bell Hometown Hero." Fans are encouraged to nominate a member of the Armed Forces by visiting www.reds.com/hero or contacting the Reds Promotional Events Dept. at (513) 765-7100.
Horseshoe Casino Champions Club Boxes
The Horseshoe Casino Champions Club Boxes offer a unique hospitality option with seating divided into blocks of four, six and eight seats. This arrangement provides maximum flexibility to accommodate small and large groups. Reserve a small box of seats for you and a couple of friends or bring a larger group of friends and family members together for a fun and affordable option. All Club Boxes are under cover and anchored by an outdoor bar at the back of sections 306 and 307. Your ticket includes direct access to the conveniently located, all-inclusive FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club. This club includes buffets featuring everything from hot dogs and burgers to panini sandwiches, pizza, stir-fry and pasta, plus unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.
For those guests using Apple iOS7 devices, the Reds offer automatic digital check-in and helpful ballpark information via iBeacons located around the ballpark. To participate, please enable your Bluetooth and location services.
Guests entering Great American Ball Park may be subject to random inspection by electronic wanding or physical means. Carry-in items for all Guests are subject to inspection by Reds personnel prior to entrance into the ballpark or at any time while inside the ballpark. Carry-in items larger than 16" x 16" x 8" will not be permitted into the ballpark due to the Major League Baseball size requirement.
Kroger Fan Zone
Located on the Terrace Level along the west side of Great American Ball Park, the Kroger Fan Zone was built on the former site of Riverfront Stadium during the second and final phase of construction at Great American Ball Park. The Kroger Fan Zone features interactive games for kids, a Wiffle® ball field, the Bob Evans Reds Heads Kids Clubhouse, a playground, the Mega Concession Stand, Rose Garden, the Concert Stage, the Smokehouse Party Barn and two additional entrance locations for Guests.
Please note: The Wiffle ball field will not be available for use on July 25 and will have limited use on July 26 and 27.
Kroger Sweet Spot
Located down the third base concourse near section 113, the Kroger Sweet Spot will feature many popular candy brands. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages also will be available for purchase.
"Live Better" Food Options
presented by TriHealth
Guests can enjoy a selection of healthier food items at the ballpark as identified by TriHealth in "Live Better" sections located within the two UDF Reds Market stores.
Lost and Found
Guests may inquire about lost and found articles at Fan Accommodation Stations during the game or after 1:30 p.m. on game days. On non-game days, Monday-Friday during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. guests can call Guest Relations at (513) 765-7096. All articles are held for thirty (30) days from the date of the game and then donated to a charitable group. The Cincinnati Reds are not responsible for any items left on premises.
Lost Children/Missing Persons
Guests should report a missing person at any Fan Accommodation Station or with any Reds Game Day Team member. Guest Relations staff will work closely with the Cincinnati Police and Event Staff to locate the missing individual(s).
Luxury Suite Rentals
Whether you are hosting important clients or celebrating special occasions with family or friends, the suites at Great American Ball Park provide an intimate, first-class game experience unlike anywhere else in the ballpark. Accommodating up to 16 Guests, Great American Ball Park's Luxury Suites amenities include; indoor and outdoor seating, outstanding views of the playing field, elegant finished entertainment area including buffet counter, bar, refrigerator and ice maker, gourmet food and beverage options, personal Suite Attendant and a private suite entrance & restroom. For more information about premium seating options, please contact the Reds Premium Seating department at (513) 765-7210.
Machine Room Grille
Great American Ball Park's brewpub has undergone renovations to offer Guests a better game experience from the club. The front area has been opened up to allow Guests to be closer to the game and the covered patio area allows Guests to cool down on hot days. Located in the left-field corner, the Machine Room is a dedication to the Big Red Machine, the Reds teams that dominated baseball in the 1970s. This spacious bar and grille has a blue-collar feel, much like the Reds team of the era. Brick and steel finishes, with an exposed ceiling, set the tone. Additional features of the brewpub include a mini electronic scoreboard, a variety of different seating options for you and your group, mock foul poles, outside seats, the zamboni used at Cinergy Field and plenty of Reds memorabilia. Dishes are your typical sports bar offerings.
Machine Room Patio
Great American Ball Park is filled with the excitement generated by four official mascots: Rosie, Mr. Redlegs, Mr. Red and Gapper! Our mascots are available for events outside of Great American Ball Park. For information regarding scheduling, pricing and availability for mascot appearances, call (513) 765-7100 and ask for the mascot coordinator. Mascots can also be requested for seat visits during the game upon availability. To request a mascot during a game simply go to any one of the Reds Fan Accommodations booths located throughout the ball park.
Where the elite meet to mix business with baseball, the Crosley Room and the Sharp Business Systems Conference Center offer an ideal location for pregame meetings and networking events. Conduct business with your Guests before a Reds game in one of our conference rooms, then stay to enjoy the game. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your meeting space.
Mercedes-Benz Diamond Club
If you are looking for the ultimate baseball and entertainment experience, then we have the perfect place for you. You won't find a better way to enjoy baseball than from the Diamond Seats at Great American Ball Park. This all-inclusive ticket offers a private entrance, seating in the first eight rows behind home plate and in-seat service. Guests who purchase Diamond Seats also receive access to the exclusive Mercedes-Benz Diamond Club, located directly behind home plate under the field level seating. The Diamond Club features beverage service with a full bar, a gourmet buffet, as well as a window that looks directly into the tunnel leading from the Reds Clubhouse to the dugout. Guests with Diamond Club tickets can access this area directly from the Diamond Club Entrance on the P1 garage level or by taking the home plate elevators, or stairs, to the field level. The Diamond Club is open up to one (1) hour after the conclusion of the game. For more information please contact the Reds Premium Seating department at (513) 765-7210.
Minor League Affiliates - The Cincinnati Reds minor league affiliates are:
Would you like to perform the National Anthem at Great American Ball Park? Visit reds.com/anthem to find out more about the audition process.
Noisemakers such as cowbells, thundersticks, air horns, whistles, clappers and other such items that incur an audible nuisance upon Guests are not permitted in the ballpark.
Nursing mothers are welcome to nurse their children in any public space inside Great American Ball Park. In the event that nursing mothers would like a private location to feed their child, they can stop by the First Aid Rooms located behind 126, 111, or 411, for assistance and direction. Please know that private accommodations cannot always be made.
Central Parking System manages the parking and onsite traffic operations at Great American Ball Park. Central Parking is a transportation management company engaged in the leasing, management and ownership of commercial parking facilities. Central Parking's mission is to operate a global parking and transportation management company dedicated to integrity, growth, professionalism, value and leadership and providing quality service to customers and clients. Central Parking Systems can be contacted at the following:
For information on Accessible Parking please see "Accessible Access" information, located under "A."
Great American Ball Park Parking Tips
Parking for the Great American Ball Park is located on both the East and West sides of the ballpark.
Single game passes are available to accessible patrons in the eastern section of CRG for $17 or the East Garage for $12.
On-Site Parking - Day of game parking is available in the Lots B, D or F for $10. The Great American Ball Park parking lots open 3 hours before game time.
Main Parking Options -Visit Banksparking.com for more information
Handicap Parking/Drop Off - Handicap Parking can be purchased in advanced by contacting the Reds at 513-765-7400.
The accessible pickup/drop-off zone is located on Joe Nuxhall Way, from Second Street to Mehring Way, along the west side of Great American Ball Park. Cars, vans and small buses displaying a valid accessible placard or valid accessible license plate will be permitted to enter the pickup/drop-off zone beginning one half (1/2) hour before gates open to approximately one (1) hour after the conclusion of the game. Large school buses and large charter/tour buses are prohibited from entering this zone. Guests traveling to the ballpark in a large school bus or large charter/tour bus should contact the Group Sales department at (513) 765-7600 for information on bus pickup and drop-off locations.
Bus Parking - The Cincinnati Reds, in conjunction with the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County and Metro, are happy to accommodate buses in the Riverfront Transit Center. The Transit Center is a parking tunnel located under Second Street and accessible from either end. It is the responsibility of the group leader to make arrangements for bus parking.
Due to the increased capacity in the Riverfront Transit Center, advance bus parking reservations are no longer necessary. Directions to the Transit Center will be sent to the group leader. Please share these directions with your bus driver.
All special-needs groups should make arrangements directly with the Reds prior to the game date by calling (513) 765-7600.
Party Decks A & B
This item is a convenient way to keep track of all the Reds upcoming games and start times, promotional nights, television broadcasts and important ballpark information. Keep them in your wallet, purse or at your desk so that you never miss a game. Pick up a pocket schedule at the Great American Ball Park Fan Accommodation Stations, participating Cincinnati-area businesses, or by writing or calling the Reds Promotional Events Department at (513) 765-7100.
PPG Paints Patio
Private Events on Non-Game Days
Great American Ball Park is the home of the nation's first baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds. But on the 250 days a year when baseball isn't being played, its perfect for so many other things… we like to say it's open for anything. Open for an elegant sit-down dinner for hundreds on our fabulous club level. Open for intimate board meetings in our clubhouse, even open for a cocktail hour along the warning track and in the dugout. Add our second-to-none views of the Ohio River and Northern Kentucky skyline - add your imagination - and here we go…
For additional information on hosting your event at Great American Ball Park, please contact our Special Events department at email@example.com.
Promotional items have individual restrictions, and giveaway dates are subject to change without prior notice. A schedule of promotional dates is listed on our pocket schedules and at reds.com. Guests are entitled to one promotional item when they enter the ballpark, while supplies last. Those with multiple tickets must exit the ballpark and re-enter with a new ticket in order to receive another promotional item for each multiple ticket.
Public Address Paging
Because of the many requests, paging is not permitted except in cases that are deemed to be life-threatening emergencies by the Cincinnati Reds. If you need paging, please see a Guest Relations Representative at any Fan Accommodation Station.
Media Guide - The Cincinnati Reds Media Guide features complete player biographies and statistics, season recaps, information on the Reds' Major League and minor league teams, and a comprehensive overview of the history of the organization. You can purchase the guide by visiting the Reds Team Shop by Majestic, the Game Day Pro Shop and souvenir stands throughout Great American Ball Park.
Redlegs News - Redlegs News is a free, electronic newsletter that can be delivered to your email inbox in HTML or text format. The newsletter is sent pre-homestand during the season and contains insider info on all the latest Reds news, upcoming promotions, giveaways and special dates.
Reds Magazine - The official game day program of the Cincinnati Reds is published four (4) times throughout the season. The publication contains features on Reds players, opponent previews, and reports on Reds minor leaguers and the club's community involvement. The magazine also includes a free pull-out poster of a Reds player and a free scorecard with Reds and opponent rosters. Reds Magazine can be purchased through vendors and various souvenir stands throughout the ballpark, the Reds Team Shop by Majestic, the Game Day Pro Shop and online at reds.com.
Scorecard - A free scorecard featuring rosters for the Reds and their opponents is included in each issue of Reds Magazine. Supplemental scorecard sheets are available free of charge at Fan Accommodation Stations while supplies last. Rosters will not be listed on the complimentary scorecards.
Yearbook - The annual Cincinnati Reds Yearbook contains profiles of Reds players and coaches, historical Reds features, and an expanded guide to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, plus information on tickets, promotions, Great American Ball Park and more. The Reds Yearbook can be purchased through vendors and various souvenir stands throughout the ballpark, the Reds Team Shop by Majestic, the Game Day Pro Shop and online at reds.com.
Queen City Metro can be reached at (513) 621-4455 for schedules and information regarding bus transportation throughout Hamilton County. ACCESS provides transportation throughout Hamilton County for the disabled. Please call (513) 632-7590 for more information.
Guests seeking bus service to and from Northern Kentucky can contact the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) at (859) 331-8265.
Portable radios are permitted in Great American Ball Park provided their dimensions do not exceed the 16" x 16" x 8" Major League Baseball size requirement. Guests with radios are permitted to listen to their radios provided the volume does not disturb the Guests in the immediate area. Headphones are encouraged for portable radio usage inside Great American Ball Park.
The right to delay the start of a game shall be vested in the home club. Once both teams' managers meet with the home plate umpire and exchange lineup cards, the right to determine whether the game shall be interrupted or terminated because of bad weather or unfit playing conditions is up to the sole discretion of the Umpire-in-Chief. Under the provisions of the Official Playing Rules, the Umpire-in-Chief shall have the sole and unquestioned authority to determine whether and when play shall be halted during a game, whether and when play shall be resumed, and whether and when a game shall be terminated because of bad weather or unfit playing conditions.
The Reds Caravan is a four-day event that takes place in late January, allowing fans all across Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, & West Virginia the opportunity to meet and greet players and executives from the Cincinnati Reds. Some highlights of the caravan include autograph sessions, ticket giveaways and Reds Q&A. For more information visit reds.com/caravan.
Reds Community Fund
Since its inception in 2001, the Community Fund has been dedicated to improving the lives of youth through its baseball-themed
Programs include the Reds Rookie Success League, a free, character-building program for 6-12 year olds in Cincinnati, Fairfield, Batavia, Louisville and Dayton; Youth Baseball and Softball Funding, which underwrites expenses for more than 650 inner city teams; and Field Renovation, which has helped restore over 350 baseball and softball fields. Including the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy, Youth Baseball "Match" and Greater Cincinnati RBI programs, more than 45,000 kids and coaches will be connected to the baseball-themed outreach efforts of the Reds Community Fund in 2014.
The Reds Community Fund hosts game day fundraising activities during all Reds home games. The Reds Community Fund Split the Pot program is operated at each home game throughout the season. Tickets are sold from the time that gates open through the middle of the seventh inning. One lucky fan per game is chosen as the winner. Fans may purchase tickets from volunteers located throughout the ballpark or by visiting the Reds Community Corner, presented by Meijer, which is located on the main concourse level near the Gapper's Alley entrance behind section 120 at Great American Ball Park.
A series of creative, baseball-themed fundraising events and programs also provides necessary funding for the Reds Community Fund. Events include the Coldwell Banker West Shell Redlegs Run/Walk on Saturday, May 31, 2014; the Family Catch on Sunday, June 22, 2014; and the CBTS Marty Brennaman Golf Classic on Sunday and Monday, September 7-8, 2014. Fans can also learn more about or register for the Safeco Insurance Reds Baseball Camps at www.reds.com/camps.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please visit reds.com/community or make checks payable to the Reds Community Fund and mail to:
Reds Community Fund,
Great American Ball Park,
100 Joe Nuxhall Way,
Cincinnati, OH 45202.
For additional funding information, contact Reds Community Fund Executive Director Charley Frank at (513) 765-7231 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer, contact Johnna Farrell at 513-765-7510 or email@example.com.
Reds Connect Zone
Presented By Miami University
The third base side of the concourse level is the place to go for your social media needs. The Reds Connect Zone presented by Miami University is a Wi-Fi hotspot and is home to chargers you can use for free for your phone and other multimedia devices. Stop by to recharge your wireless device, check out what's trending or share your support for the Reds on your favorite social media platform.
Reds Fantasy Camp
Baseball fans 30 years of age and older get the opportunity to play baseball for a full week at the Reds Spring Training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. Participants enjoy a true Major League experience - instruction/coaching from former Reds players, their own Reds Major League uniform with their name/number on the back, locker in the Reds clubhouse, accommodations at the Reds team hotel, and much more! Reds Fantasy Camp usually takes place in early February just before the start of Spring Training. In addition, the camp includes a Pre-Camp Mini Workout at Great American Ball Park in January before Fantasy Camp begins, a Reunion Event at Great American Ball Park during the Reds regular season an invitation to attend Redsfest in December and a membership to the Reds Hall of Fame. Proceeds from the camp benefit the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, a 501 ( c) 3 not-for-profit organization. For more information, call (513-765-7923 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is located on the west side of Great American Ball Park on Joe Nuxhall Way and is widely acknowledged as the finest team Hall of Fame and Museum in all of baseball. The Museum boasts the world's largest public collection of Reds memorabilia and artifacts as it explores the history of the Reds from 1869 to the present day. With more than 16,000 square feet of exhibit space on two floors, the Museum is an interactive facility that is a destination location for Reds and baseball fans everywhere. In 2014, the Museum features two new major exhibits; "Kings of the Queen City: Crowning Achievements of the Cincinnati Reds" presented by Dinsmore and Shohl LLP" and "Hometown Reds: Local Boys Who Played for the Cincinnati Reds." Daily Museum admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children (age 5-13), students (with valid student ID) and seniors (age 60 and up), and $6 for active military and veterans (with military ID). Fans purchasing regularly priced Museum tickets on weekends (Friday-Sunday) from May-September will receive one of five limited edition bobbleheads (while supplies last). Beginning with Sparky Anderson in May, a new bobblehead will debut each month. Museum memberships are also available and offer a wide variety of benefits including unlimited visits to the Hall of Fame, Reds game tickets, bobbleheads, a pass to Redsfest, and guest passes to the Hall of Fame.
The Museum is open seven days a week during the season from 10-5 each day and has extended hours on game days. When the Reds play a night game, the Museum is open from 10-8. When the Reds play a day game, the Museum is open from 10 until two hours after the end of the game.
The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and is open year round. For more information about the Reds Hall of Fame, daily admissions, or memberships, go to redsmuseum.org or call the Hall of Fame at (513) 765-7923.
Reds Hall Of Fame And Museum Batting Cages
presented by Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Step up and take a swing in the Hall of Fame batting cages and show off your batting skills to your friends and family. For a small donation to the Hall of Fame, you can choose from one of the two cages that throw at different speeds. It's fun for all skill levels. On game days, cages open with ballpark gates and remain open until the eighth inning.
Reds Heads Kids Club
Reds Heads is the official Kids Club of the Cincinnati Reds for all kids ages 14 and younger. Being a Reds Heads member is a great way for kids to show their Cincinnati Reds pride. Membership includes exclusive merchandise, special ticket offers, and priceless members-only experiences at Great American Ball Park. Each membership is only $25. Kids can become a member of the Reds Heads Kids Club at any Reds game by stopping by the Reds Heads booth located in Gapper's Alley or by visiting the Reds Heads Clubhouse located in the Kroger Fan Zone. Kids can also join online at reds.com/kidsclub. Serious young Reds fans will not want to miss out on all the exciting action this club has to offer. Sign your child up today for the coolest club in all of Reds country!
The Reds Rover is great for local festivals, charity fundraisers, parades and many other community events. The Rover will come equipped with enter-to-win contests, Reds corn hole, and giveaway items for your event. The Reds Rover is available for booking from April-September. For more information visit reds.com or contact the Reds Rover Coordinator at (513) 765-7230 or email@example.com. The Reds Rover is a free service to the community.
Redsfest is the official annual winter warm-up of the Cincinnati Reds. Traditionally held in early December at the Duke Energy Convention Center, this event features games and activities for kids of all ages, including interaction with past, current and future stars of the Cincinnati Reds. For information on upcoming or previous Redsfests, be sure to visit reds.com/redsfest.
Re-entry is permitted at Great American Ball Park. Guests can do so by using the new gate located near the Tree Grove between Crosley Terrace and the Fan Zone on the west side of the ballpark. Please make sure you have your ticket with you to exit and re-enter the ballpark. Guests are subject to search upon re-entry. Re-entry may be refused at the discretion of Reds Management. If you need assistance, please see a Reds staff member.
Public Restrooms are conveniently located throughout Great American Ball Park. All restrooms at Great American Ball Park have diaper-changing stations available and are accessible to Guests with disabilities. The top of the next page contains a list of sections where public restrooms are located throughout the ballpark:
On the façade located under the Press Box in Great American Ball Park are all the retired Reds numbers. The nine Reds who have had their numbers retired are #1 Fred Hutchinson, #5 Johnny Bench, #8 Joe Morgan, #10 Sparky Anderson, #11 Barry Larkin, #13 David Concepcion, #18 Ted Kluszewski, #20 Frank Robinson and #24 Tony Perez. All Major League Baseball teams have retired #42 to honor Jackie Robinson's contributions to the game of baseball.
Also on the façade are the retired microphones of Waite Hoyt, Joe Nuxhall and Marty Brennaman. Retired in 2007, these microphones symbolize three of the great radio broadcasters that have called Reds games throughout the years.
Rex Goliath Super Suite
Were you caught on camera? Participants in pregame and in-game promotions at Great American Ball Park are able to purchase the footage shown on the videoboard from the Reds Promotional Events department by calling (513) 765-7100 or by visiting reds.com/memories. For $25 you can purchase a DVD copy of the event. All videoboard footage is not recorded, so be sure to ask the Promotional Events representative if your special moment
For $50, you can deliver a special message to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, marriage proposal or other special moments at Great American Ball Park. Message length is limited and the ordering deadline is 3 business days before the day of the game. To order a scoreboard message, visit reds.com/messages or call (513) 765-7100.
Scout & Scout Box Seats
Enjoy Reds baseball from a prime spot behind home plate in the Scout Box or Scout Seats. Your guests will enjoy exceptional views from the same area Major League scouts use and exclusive access to Scouts Alley with private concessions and restrooms. For more information about these seats please contact the Reds Premium Sales department at (513) 765-7210.
The Reds offer a variety of season ticket packages, including full-season, weekday, weekend and mini-plans. For more information on season tickets, please call the Season Sales department at
Severe Weather Stormready Supporter
The Cincinnati Reds believe the safety of our Guests is of utmost importance. Severe weather can arise quickly and become a concern for our Guests throughout the season. To better insure Guest safety, the Cincinnati Reds are proud to be recognized through the National Weather Service, as a StormReady Facility.
This designation means the Cincinnati Reds have trained and prepared the proper shelters and evacuation plans and procedures which have been approved by the National Weather Service, Hamilton County, and Ohio Emergency Management Officials. In the event of severe weather, you can be assured that the Reds staff will be monitoring the weather and will protect our fans, by taking the appropriate action when needed.
Smokehouse Party Barn
Ohio voters passed issue Number 5, on Nov. 7, 2006, which calls for a smoking ban in public facilities and places of employment under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3794. Thus, Great American Ball Park has been designated as a completely non-smoking facility. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside of Great American Ball Park. Violators may be subject to ejection and potential fines. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are also prohibited.
Interested in having a Reds representative at your next meeting or event? Team Historian Greg Rhodes and select front office personnel will share the ins and outs of Reds baseball. Former players are available for a fee, subject to availability. Contact (513) 765-7325 for an appearance request form. All requests must be received at least 4 weeks prior to the event.
Staples Advantage Triple Play Suites #8, #13 & #24
Great American Ball Park welcomes Guests that bring and utilize their own strollers. However, the use of strollers should not in any way inhibit general Guest movement, block any aisle, or be placed under your seats. If not in use, they must be folded up and can be stored in our Fan Accommodation Stations. Strollers are not available to rent. Strollers may be subject to search prior to entry by Reds security staff.
The following taxicab companies can be contacted to arrange for pickup or drop-off in the Greater Cincinnati area:
Taxicabs generally perform their pickups on Joe Nuxhall Way on the west side of Great American Ball Park at the conclusion of the game.
Texting for Safety and Security
In the event that you have an issue while at Great American Ball Park and need to reach our Security Staff, you can text "REDS" and your issue to 69050 . Security Staff will reply and staff will be dispatched to your area, if needed.
Advance Ticket Sales
Kiosks - At ticket kiosks located at Crosley Terrace, Gapper's Alley, Nuxy's Entrance and inside the ballpark at the Fan Accommodations Station near Section 119.
Also at select Greater Cincinnati Ticketmaster Kroger locations.
Ticket orders received within seven days of game date will not be mailed. Tickets will be left in the name in which they were ordered and may be picked up one and a half hours (1.5) before game time at the "Paid Will Call" window. A photo ID is required to pick up your tickets at Will Call. (Best available seats will be substituted if seat type ordered is not available.)
Accessible Seating - Call Ticketmaster at (513) 381-REDS (7337), or call (877) 647-REDS (7337).
Child Admittance - Great American Ball Park offers complimentary admission to children 3 years of age and under. However, we do request that these children sit on their parents' or guardians' laps and not occupy additional seats. Promotional giveaway items are only available for ticketed guests. Tickets for children four years and older are priced the same as adult tickets.
Ticket Gift Certificates -Reds ticket gift certificates are available in $10, $15, and $25 increments. Ticket gift certificates may be purchased by calling the Reds at (513) 765-7400, at the Main Ticket Office at Great American Ball Park and online at reds.com.
Lost or Stolen Tickets - Please report any lost or stolen tickets immediately to the Reds Ticket Office at (513) 765-7400.
Payment Options - Accepted payment methods include cash, checks (accepted at least three weeks prior to ticketed event and in person with valid driver's license), VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
Rain Check Policies - In the event a regulation home game is not played, your rain check may be exchanged, subject to availability, at the main ticket office for a ticket of the same or lower price for any subsequent regular-season home game during the current season. Dates for exchange are at the discretion of the Reds. Check reds.com/rainouts for valid rain check dates. Note that all paid Season Suite and Season Diamond, and Cincinnati Bell Technology Pavilion Seat Holders should follow the rain check instructions located on the back of their ticket. A rain check of a complimentary ticket (face value of $0.00) is not a valid rain check.
Ticket Office Business Hours
North Ticket Office - (North side of Great American Ball Park)
Will Call -
All Reds tickets purchased through Ticketmaster (reds.com) internet, phone and MyReds may be picked up anytime at the Great American Ball Park Ticketing Kiosks. Ticketing Kiosks are located at Crosley Terrace (2nd & Joe Nuxhall Way), Gapper's Alley (north side of the ballpark), Nuxy's Entrance (west side of the ballpark), Fountain Square, and Skyline Chili (254 East 4th St.). The original credit card must be used to obtain your tickets.
Reds tickets purchased through other channels and drop-offs may be picked-up at the "paid" will call windows located at the Main Ticket Office at Crosley Terrace. These will call windows open one and a half (1.5) hours prior to scheduled game time.
Photo ID is required to pick-up all tickets at will call.
Tours of Great American Ball Park and Reds Hall of Fame and Museum Batting Practice Viewing
The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum invites you to take the "Scotts" Great American Ball Park Tour that offers Guests exclusive access to many "behind the scenes" areas. Highlights include stops in the press box, the Diamond Club, the Reds dugout, and the opportunity to walk on the track behind home plate (please note that some locations may not be open for every tour). During the course of the tour, a Reds Hall of Fame Museum Ambassador provides a host of interesting facts about the ballpark and the history of the Reds. Tours are available daily beginning in mid-April throughout the season, and on Saturdays in the off season (not available on home DAY games). Tour times vary depending on if the Reds are home or away - visit redsmuseum.org or call (513) 765-7923 for tour times and availability.
Also in 2014, Guests will have the opportunity to watch the Reds take batting practice from the right field Moon Deck stands prior to Reds home night games through the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum Batting Practice Experience. The Batting Practice Experience departs from the lobby of the Museum promptly at 4:30 on the evenings of Reds home night games. You must have a ticket to that evening's game to purchase Batting Practice Experience tickets. Admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is also included with every ballpark tour and batting practice viewing ticket.
Tickets for each experience, which includes admission to the Hall of Fame, are $17 for adults, $13 for active military and veterans (with valid military ID), $15 for children (age 5-13), students (with valid student ID) and seniors (age 60 and up). Combination ballpark tour and batting practice viewing tickets are $24 for adults, $20 for active military and veterans (with valid military ID), $22 for children (age 5-13), students (with valid student ID) and seniors (age 60 and up). Special group tours are also available for organizations with 15 or more people. It is STRONGLY recommended that you pre-purchase your tickets, as space is limited and sellouts are common! To schedule your ballpark tour, batting practice viewing, or group, visit redsmusem.org or contact the Hall of Fame Box Office at (513) 765-7923.
Umbrellas are permitted in the ballpark. For the safety and consideration of your fellow Guests, please do not open your umbrella in crowded areas. Please do not obstruct the view of you fellow Guests. Those obstructing the view of a fellow Guest so will be asked to lower their umbrella.
Water fountains are available throughout the Great American Ball Park for public use. Water fountains can be found near the below sections:
Guests in need of a wheelchair transport can make their request to the nearest Cincinnati Reds Event Staff Employee, either of the two Fan Accommodation Stations located at Sections 119 and 420 near Gapper's Alley or at any of the First Aid Stations located near Sections 109, 127 or 409. Our Game Day Team member will escort you to your seat and can pick you up when you are ready to leave. Wheelchairs are not available for personal use.
A free Wi-Fi hotspot is available near in our Reds Social Media Area of the ballpark, located in the main concourse behind section 110.
Will Call - See "Ticket Information."
World Championship Banners
As another way of honoring the team's rich history, banners depicting the Reds' five World Series championship years (1919, 1940, 1975, 1976 and 1990) were installed prior to the 2005 season. These are located on the facade in left field underneath the Machine Room Grille.