Great American Ball Park
Great American Ball Park
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This new home for the Cincinnati Reds, the oldest major league baseball team in the U.S., balances its spiffy new look with nostalgic tributes to the team's history including reminders of Crosley Field, where it all began.
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northernk
Phoenix, AZ11,866 contributions
Oct 2022
First time to a Reds game in 30 years and first time at new park that replaced Riverfront Stadium. i will always have a fond remembrance and love what Riverfront was, however this park also has some nice features. Love the Riverboat theme in outfield, though it's a shame you have to walk around back of it to see the Ohio River to any degree. Can only see a bit from indoors. Some parks ignoring the Riverboat do have a nicer view in outfield. Overall it's a nice park, though i also noted as others have that the fans here are a bit quiet overall, that being said, the team Cincinnati has assembled on a relative low budget needs improvement. I also agree that the circus atmosphere and not just here but other parks has gotten distracting and noisy and for actual baseball fans has become a detraction to going to a live game versus on tv. Good Seats behind the Reds dugout though overall, and nice food selection though takes some walking as the food area behind home is like a double row and food areas are pretty spread out. Overall though a very nice park and was excited to be here.
Written November 7, 2022
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rogersober
Clermont, FL28,341 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Cubs on July 4th drew our four generations together for the game. The District is the bargain of the decade with twenty buck seats that are general admission for three sections and include nine bucks of food concessions, WOW.
The heat was tough in a 1:10 game that fried our 5 year old whom spent two sessions in the cooling room. The elevator to the terrace level saved the 86 year old in his decent out of the park. Plus twenty buck city parking right outside the park in the underpass is both convenient and easily accessible with a drop off area. The concessions were great from my brat from Queen City Sausage to my pepperoni slice from LaRosas. This place is nothing but great with a great team to boot.
Written July 6, 2021
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Gary R
Arlington, TN202 contributions
Aug 2021
If we're passing through a big-league city when a game is going on, we always try to stop and check it out. We had never seen a game at Great American Ballpark and when our trip took us through Cincinnati, we decided it was time to take in a game.

The ballpark is another in a series of great new venues, replacing another in a series of multi-purpose, cookie-cutter stadiums. Our seats in the mezzanine section (400 level) were great for only $37. We loved walking around the lower deck and checking out the food and drink options, which were plentiful.

And the crowd, not particularly large because of inclement weather in the area, was happy to see the Reds blitz the artists formerly known as the Chicago Cubs.

If you're baseball fan, definitely take in this fine setting.
Written August 18, 2021
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Sliphorn
Springfield, OH1,019 contributions
Jul 2022
Yesterday put a period on the sentence for me with this team. I have attended a game here every year starting in 1956. What occurred yesterday finished me as a Reds fan. We had decided to pay the $105 per ticket to sit in the Handlebar room where food and drink are non-stop. I asked the ticket agent at the window if we could get aisle seats and she said yes. Once we got there, we found out that there we NO seats and just general admission to the Handlebar room. Therefore, we had to watch the game on a gigantic widescreen TV. I could have done that at home for a lot less money. I past years this room had assigned seats for purchasers outside the glass door. Not any more as they have turned this area into a night club looking set up with swivel chairs, etc. There was an over eager usher who would jump on anyone attempting to sit in an unoccupied seat. The room was ice cold leaving folks there to have to go stand behind these sold out seats that no one was sitting in anyway. If the Reds were going to do this set up, they should make it abundantly clear that you have NO seat to see the game unless you can figure out how to buy these seats. They are obviously not caring in the least about fans, and were totally unimpressed that I had a 66-year streak of going to games there, minus the COVID year of course. I will not be back and will now root against this team.
Written July 3, 2022
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JakenBake89
Union Bridge, MD143 contributions
Jul 2022
Went to a game here in July 2022 as a back-up plan after the Santana concert was cancelled. Ok ballpark for a "modern" stadium, better than the old Riverside Stadium but not the same hometown feel as the older Crosley Field nor other MLB stadiums e.g., Camden Yards in Baltimore. Staff were present but I can't say they invited much interaction or team spirit. It rained that day and there was no offer from ushers to towel-off the seats. Crowd wasn't all that enthusiastic (despite the good Reds pitching) until the end when the Reds did an amazing comeback win. The area outside the stadium was pretty cool with all the statues of the classic Reds players.
Written September 11, 2022
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JayZee13
Cleveland, OH22 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
The Great American Ballpark is a very nice baseball venue in the modern 21st century style. Great views of the Ohio River over the outfield expanses. Seating is commensurate with other parks built since the early 90s. Even with the currently limited crowd capacity, it was easy to get good seats a week prior to the game. Easy access and parking adjacent to the stadium. Good craft beers, although I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t find any Rhinegeist Truth, my Cincinnati favorite. We had to have the Skyline Chili Dogs, which were were tasty but rather small. All in all, a great day at the ballpark!
Written May 24, 2021
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Russell M
New York City, NY32 contributions
Jul 2022
While access to the ball park was easy and I loved seeing the Reds (and they are a bit hard to love this year). Our seats were great but the game experience in the stadium was way over produced from my stand point to the extent of being off putting. No longer is the simple organ music and charge cheer but rather sound affects with the volume of a rock concert which really annoyed me. My ears hurt after 9 innings. It took the fun out of baseball. I'm not sure I'll return.
Written September 12, 2022
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JeffBreedlove
Atlanta, GA4,282 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
I love the Great American Ball park. I have been to every MLB stadium except 8. This was my second visit to Great American and I really think it’s brilliant.

I was paying attention to the stadium itself - it’s view into Kentucky is stunning, the stadium is small and it works, the two riverboat smoke stacks in center field are very nice

The stadium was clean and the staff we encountered were all very nice and professional

There is a ton of parking at various prices

The stadium food offered several local restaurants including Skyline Chili at normal stadium prices

I rank this in my top three favorite MLB stadiums behind only Dodger Stadium in LA and Oracle Park in San Francisco

Go enjoy
Written July 23, 2021
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dissenter122022
Lexington, KY2 contributions
Jun 2022
All your favorites of the great American pastime, rolled into one. Classice ballpark food and beverages, decent ticket prices and friendly ushers, right in downtown Cincy.

My only real complaint is that they are 100% credit card only, no cash accepted. But I didn't see any signage indicating this!

They should put up Prominent signs to inform people of this! But no, they don't do that.
Written June 30, 2022
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Snowflake1211
Neenah, WI131 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
This is our 13th MLB stadium and this one was great. We got way too much food but it's a pretty good deal! They have a deal where you can get all you can eat/ drinks for $25 (5 hot dogs, chips, popcorn, peanuts and drinks). Drinks are $8.50 ish a piece so if you drink more than 3 drinks then it's a deal just for that. We also got a helmet full of nachos which they layered so we got a ton of toppings (it wasn't just on top). There wasn't as many fun activites in between innings but it was also a noon game so that could be the reason for that. But we had a good day and I highly recommend!
Written August 19, 2021
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