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Great American Ball Park will offer Cincinnati Reds fans new views and places to buy brews this season. Read more here.
The Cincinnati Reds held a tasting Wednesday of the new food at Great American Ball Park’s Scouts Club. While ballpark staff always cooks up something new, this year’s offerings came with a heaping side of love for classic Queen City fare. Read more and see photos here.
On Saturday, the Cincinnati Reds unveiled a statue of “franchise” Hall of Famer, all-time MLB hits leader, and Cincy native Pete Rose. Rose himself was on hand to make the big reveal. Read more and watch video here.
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The Cincinnati Reds and Delaware North Sportservice have named Manny Slomovitz as the new executive chef for Great American Ball Park. Read more here.
Taking a shot at the hordes of Chicago Cubs fans in their ballpark, the Cincinnati Reds introduced the “Bandwagon Cam.” Read more here.
This past June, all-time MLB hit king Pete Rose was officially inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame during a pregame ceremony at Great American Ball Park. His No. 14 was retired as well. Next season, the Reds will further honor Rose with a statue at the ballpark. View model of statue here.
A 19-year-old man made a mad dash onto the field at Great American Ballpark on Wednesday during the Reds-Cubs game — taking a selfie video along the way and successfully escaping by jumping over the outfield fence and existing the ballpark. Watch selfie video here. Check out the news report below:
The Cincinnati Reds will add a second LED video board to Great American Ball Park in time for the All-Star Game. The new Daktronics LED screen will measure 90 feet by 30 feet. Read more here.
Fans were evacuated from two sections at Great American Ball Park Friday night after the right smokestack of the PNC Power Stacks caught fire just before 9 p.m. A propane valve apparently malfunctioned. Read more and watch news report here.
Cincinnati Reds fans with newborns will have a convenient place to watch live games, thanks to a new nursing suite at Great American Ball Park. Read more here.
Great American Insurance Group’s name will be prominently featured on new signs being installed at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Cincinnati Reds. Read more and view renderings here. It’s about time. We have to wonder how many folks outside of the Cincinnati metro area actually knew the ballpark had a sponsor?
The Cincinnati Reds are working with their information technology people to set up WiFi throughout Great American Ball Park. It will likely be operating sometime between Opening Day on April 6 and the July 14 All-Star Game. Read more here.
Faced with costs as high as $5 million, desperate county officials ended up turning the job of replacing 39,000 seats at Great American Ball Park into a massive do-it-yourself project. They hired a local firm to design new molds for the seats, found a plastics company to make the seat backs and bottoms, and are paying former jail inmates and others about $10 an hour to install them. Read more here.
A new affiliation with the Cincinnati Reds will bring forth a new identity for the Single-A Daytona Cubs (Florida State League). On Thursday, December 4, at 10:30 a.m., Daytona Baseball will unveil new logos and uniform sketches. A name-the-mascot contest will also be launched. Studio Simon reportedly handled the design work. Read more here. View press release here.
In a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: The Gap at Great American Ball Park. Read more and view photos here.
Despite the fact that the first Star Wars movie hit the screens in 1977, the brand is still a hot commodity in the baseball world, as at least three teams celebrate the iconic film in 2014 with Star Wars wear, including the Cincinnati Reds, Triple-A Durham Bulls (International League), and Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Midwest League).
As MLB teams head home shortly from spring training to prepare for their regular-season openers, a lack of development and uncertain funding from the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority could leave Glendale and Goodyear (AZ) in tough financial spots after backing the construction of new spring-training ballparks. Read more here.
The Cincinnati Reds have added a number of amenities and features to Great American Ball Park that will enhance the fan experience, including The Reds Brewery District, new concessions and food items, new technology, and new exhibits in the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. Read press release here. View new food photo gallery here. Check out the Reds’ Star Wars mustache t-shirt here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Lake Elsinore Storm has officially announced that Vice President/General Manager, Bruce Kessman and Assistant General Manager, Tracy Kessman will be leaving the Storm Family and relocating to Goodyear, AZ. Continue reading
The Cincinnati Red set a new Great American Ball Park attendance record of 2,371,103 Wednesday night with three more home games to go. Read more here.
The Cincinnati Reds will unveil a statue of Hall of Famer Joe Morgan at Great American Ball Park on Sept. 7. Meanwhile, Morgan has partnered with Steelhead Vineyards of Sonoma (CA) to sell wines at the stadium in a revolutionary new all-in-one bottle and glass design. The bottle technology was developed in New Zealand, and Morgan owns the rights for distribution in the U.S. Read more and watch news report here.
The national TV audience will see the Cincinnati Reds Opening Night ceremonial first pitch by Ernie “Turtleman” Brown on Sunday, July 14 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Animal Planet’s Call of the Wildman show. The “Major League Menace” episode features the Turtleman trying to catch a critter denned up in the batting cages under Great American Ball Park. Read more here and here.
The Cincinnati Reds are finishing up $2 million in upgrades to Great American Ball Park, including renovation of the Reds Team Shop outside the entrance and Machine Room restaurant in left field, and the addition of a Budweiser Bow Tie Bar above the visitors’ bullpen. Read more and view photo gallery here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The Dayton Dragons and Cincinnati Reds today jointly announced a four-year extension of their Player Development Contract. The agreement guarantees the affiliation between the Dragons and Reds through the 2016 baseball season. Continue reading
Cincinnati Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty and other members of the Reds’ front office were in Pensacola Tuesday to announce the signing of a four-year extension of the team’s player development contract with the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Southern League). Jocketty came away very impressed with the new Community Maritime Park. Continue reading
Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan will be honored with a bronze statue outside of Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds. A rendering of the sculpture of Morgan stealing a base was released Wednesday. The finished product is expected to be unveiled next summer. Read more here. View rendering here.
If you make a trip to Great American Ballpark this season, make sure you check out the new Big Red Machine exhibit at the Reds Hall of Fame museum to relive the glory days of Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Johnny Bench, skipper Sparky Anderson and the rest of the powerhouse Cincinnati Reds crew from the 1970s. Read more and view news clip here.
PRESS RELEASE – On Friday, Oct. 7 at 10 am, the bright red Toyota Tundra that has been prominently displayed at Great American Ball Park all season will be delivered to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, compliments of the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Toyota Dealers. Continue reading
Digital Ballparks visits Goodyear Ballpark, the spring home for the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. Read more and view photos here.