Celebrations for the Reds The first full-capacity, mask-free audience allowed at Great American Ball Park this season, dubbed "Second Opening Day," was rained out. The game was made up as a doubleheader on Monday, April 8. Between games, the rain stopped and the sun came out, allowing for a beautiful afternoon of baseball.
The original opening day was played under rainy conditions in 1877. A crowd of 10,000 people showed up to watch the Reds take on the Chicago White Stockings. Although the weather was bad, there is no record of anyone leaving early.
An error has occurred, which we are working to fix. In the meantime, here are the results of the initial opening day: Reds, 1-0-1; Cubs, 1-1-1. These records would stand for four years until Joe Kelley broke them with his five-hit shutout performance in 1880.
There were only three cities with major league teams in 1877 - Cincinnati, Chicago, and New York City (now NYC) - so they were all given an opportunity to see what all the fuss was about. The Reds played two games against the Chicago White Stockings and one each against the Louisville Grays and the Brooklyn Atlantics.
AWESOME American Ball Park. Great American Ball Park, located on the meandering banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, is the home of the Cincinnati Reds, baseball's first professional club. The ballpark debuted during the 2003 season, making 2019 the ballpark's 17th big-league season. More information is available here.
The park was built at a cost of $130 million and opened its doors to the public on April 15, 2003. It features an iconic red brick facade with white trim along with a classic outfield grass surface. The stadium is bounded by East Court Street on the north, Paul Brown Stadium on the south, Main Street on the west, and the river on the east. Its location directly across from Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County provides convenient access via underground pedestrian tunnels for ballplayers who don't want to ride elevators up and down.
Great American Ball Park has been praised for its design and construction integrity as well as its beauty and hospitality toward fans. The park is also known for its history of great play and tragic endings caused by the Ohio River flooding that surrounds it.
During construction, workers encountered more than 7,000 pieces of coal while digging trenches for power lines. The team's mascot, named Redlegs, helps celebrate the city of Cincinnati's connection to the railroad industry. Redlegs debuted at a party on March 31, 2002.
The two-hour VIP Major League Clubhouse Tour, which is only available on Saturdays from late October to mid-March, gives visitors the opportunity to not only sit in a major league dugout, walk on the warning track directly behind home plate, and visit the expansive Great American Ball Park Press Box, but also the following areas that are not open during the season: the coaches' offices, manager's room, players' lounge, nutrition center, and training room.
The tour begins at 10 a.m. The first 30 people in line will be admitted at no charge. After that, tickets cost $20 for members of the media and $25 for others. Children 17 years old and younger are free when accompanied by a ticketed guest.
Dress comfortably for a tour of a sports stadium. You will be walking around and up/down stairs, so dress shoes are recommended rather than sneakers. A jacket or sweater is optional in the summer but not in winter. In general, you can expect cold temperatures throughout most of the year in Cincinnati. However, this is only an average; each ballpark has its own unique environment. Check out our guide to best clothes for visiting MLB stadiums if you want to know what to pack.
No, you should avoid drinking alcohol on the tour. Some ballparks have security policies against consuming alcohol inside their buildings.
Redland Field, later known as Crosley Field, was erected for the Reds in 1912 on the northwest corner of Findlay and Western Avenues. The Reds have been playing baseball at that location for the past 20 years.
Great American Ball Park is a baseball stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio that serves as the home field for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. It replaced Cinergy Field (previously Riverfront Stadium), their home field from 1970 to 2002, and opened in 2003.
In a weather delay, the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs will begin Thursday's series finale at Wrigley Field. The Cubs declared a 20-minute delay, with the opening pitch planned for 8:35 p.m. Eastern, but heavy rain forced the game to be postponed indefinitely. The forecast calls for more rain tonight into early Friday.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said before the game that he has not made any decisions about how he plans to handle the batting order if/when the game starts. "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it," he said. "But it's looking pretty bleak out there."
The Reds are on the road this weekend, so there's no need to rush back home after such a long trip. However, with the Cubs' off day tomorrow, there's a good chance they'll head back to Chicago early Friday morning rather than stay overnight in Cincinnati.
Thursday's game was originally scheduled to start at 1:20 p.m. But due to rain delays, it didn't get going until nearly three hours later. When the grounds crew finally got the field ready for play, there were still water spots on the field from all the recent precipitation.
The Cubs announced after the game that it had been postponed because of rain, so there's a good chance we'll see them again before Sunday's finale at Wrigley Field.
Since 2003, the Reds have played their home games at Great American Ball Park. The Cincinnati Reds are a major league baseball club headquartered in Cincinnati. They play in the Central Division of the National League (NL). The Reds won the World Series in 1975 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. They've also made the playoffs nine times, most recently in 2013 when they lost to San Francisco Giants 4-3 in 12 innings.
Great American Ball Park is a baseball stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, that has been the home of the Cincinnati Reds since it opened in 2003. It replaced Riverfront Stadium as the team's main venue after 93 years at Paul Brown Stadium.
The ballpark was designed by HNTB and C.A. Ditson & Co. It features an open-air design with a center field grass berm used for photobooths and other entertainment activities. The park is named for its location near Great American Boulevard and the Ohio River. Its street address is 4700 Grand Ave..
The Reds opened the new ballpark with a game against the Chicago Cubs on April 14, 2003. They defeated the Cubs 4-1 in front of a crowd of 39,413 people.