On Monday September 3rd I took my son to see the New York Mets (his favorite team) Play the Cincinnati Reds. We went to the Great American Ball Park. This is a really nice Stadium. Easy access, close parking, lots of restrooms and food close to all sections. Friendly staff and all in all a fun place to visit. I would reccommend any one see a game here cause there doesnt appear to be a bad seat in the house. You can take bottled water into the stadium and I would reccommend buying it from one of the Vendors outside of the stadium their cost is only 1$ vs the 4$ you pay per bottle inside. Also peanuts and other things are sold outside and can be brought into the ball park. THis is a good to know money saving tip. Take your ball glove as lots of fouls do fly into the stands and prepare to have a great time.
Be sure to have cash for parking. There are ATMs inside the stadium....
While I am not a huge baseball fan, I do enjoy the fun and atmosphere surrounding a ballgame. Also, the new Great American Ball Park is a very nice stadium to watch a game from. It is a far cry better than the old Cinergy Field. Seats are still quite reasonable at $5.00 to $50.00/each. They get you on food and drinks, so take care of those needs outside of the stadium and you'll save yourself a small fortune.
The 2003 season was nothing to brag about and 2004 doesn't loook much better with a lot of young players, but Cincinnati has a long and storied baseball history.
June 1, 1869. In the first game ever played by a professional baseball team (all paid players, no amateurs), the Cincinnati Red Stockings beat the Mansfield Independents, 48-14. In 1869, the Cincinnati Base Ball Club played the entire season with all of its players under contract. Thus began the era of professional baseball — and of professional team sports.
Add the history of the Big Red Machine from the 1970's and a scattering of other noteworthy people and you have a good reason and great place to go to experience America's Favorite pastime. It only takes a few hours of your time and you'll probably have a blast while you're there. If the game doesn't interest you, people watching is lots of fun.
CINCINNATI REDS If you are in Cincinnati during the baseball season you absolutely MUST take in a game. The very first game we went to Cincy lost 10-9 to San Diego Padres. If I knew then what I know now about baseball I'm sure I would have enjoyed the game more but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The picture is of me standing on the concourse to Cinergy Field overlooking the Ohio River.
I enjoy seeing baseball games and parking on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River and then walking across the historic Roebling suspension bridge. After the game, eat at the Covington landing or the B&B riverboats.
Doesn't seem as big as Riverfront Stadium did, but it is a great ballpark. Much nicer than the Reds previous stadium, though.
For 5 bucks you can take a behind the scenes tour of the ball park. I have been on 5 different ball park tours and this is my least favorite but still very informative just a little lengthy.
The Reds are one of the biggest reasons people come visit Cincinnati. If not the biggest.
Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Larkin, and Sean Casey will be back for 2004.