Homestand Highlights August 22-31

This homestand includes Players Weekend on Saturday and Sunday vs the Pirates.

August 22nd, 2017

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 - Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:10 p.m. 
• Moment of Remembrance: Prior to the game, the Reds will hold a moment of remembrance for the late Gene Bennett, who passed away on Aug. 16. The legendary scout was a member of the Reds front office for nearly 60 years before his retirement in 2011.
• Hometown Hero: Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-2nd Dist.) will be honored as the Cincinnati Bell Hometown Hero of today's game. 
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 - Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:10 p.m. 
• H.S. Baseball Coach of the Year: During pregame ceremonies, MSA Sport will present its annual "Coach of the Year Award," with the winner throwing out a ceremonial first pitch.
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 - Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:10 p.m. (Senior Citizen Special, Thirsty Thursday)
• Girls Pro Baseball Reunion: Approximately 20 members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which was made famous in the movie "A League of Their Own," will be honored on the field during pregame ceremonies. The players and their families are in Cincinnati this weekend for a reunion.
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 - Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:10 p.m. (Fireworks Friday, African American Community Night, College Weekend, Military Appreciation, Players Weekend)
• Fireworks Friday: Rozzi's fireworks show set to a soundtrack of Motown, classic hip-hop and R&B music, will begin approximately 10 minutes after the game ends, presented by Great American Insurance Group.
• African American Community Night: Tonight's celebration of African American Community Night will feature many activities around the ballpark: 

  • Pregame ceremonies honoring Reds Community Advocate Award recipient Ozie Davis III, Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Family of the Year recipients Dr. O'Dell & Marchelle Owens and Cincinnati's First Ladies For Health.
  • Post-game video featuring Reds players at the Illest Salon Sneakers Sports barbershop.
  • The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will have a special Negro Leagues exhibit on display and former Negro League players Dennis Biddle and James Cobbin will be at the museum and Kroger Fan Zone for Q&A and autograph sessions Friday-Sunday. 
    • Military Appreciation Game: Tonight is the fourth Reds Military Appreciation Day of the season, presented by DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and Hankook Tire. Many of the pregame ceremonies will feature servicemen and women from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Reds players and coaches will wear the club's alternate camouflage jerseys.
    Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 - Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 6:40 p.m. (Super Saturday, College Weekend, Players Weekend) 
    • MLB's Players Weekend: Major Leaguers will let their personalities and passions shine during Players Weekend, a newly created event taking place during all MLB games scheduled between August 25-27. Players Weekend is a player-focused event that will include the players wearing colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth league uniforms. (Due to the Military Appreciation Game on Aug. 25, the Reds will wear the alternate uniforms on Aug. 26 & 27.) Players will have the opportunity to have a nickname placed on the back of the jerseys made by Majestic Athletic, as well as to wear and use uniquely colored and designed spikes, batting gloves, wristbands, compression sleeves, catcher's masks, and bats.  
    • Homer Bailey Bobblehead: As part of Super Saturdays, free Homer Bailey bobblehead to the first 20,000 fans, presented by Coca-Cola. 
    • The Avett Brothers Concert: As part of the Ohio Lottery Post-Game Concert Series, three-time Grammy nominee The Avett Brothers will perform on the field approximately 20 minutes after the game ends.
    • NKU Night: Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and alumni from Northern Kentucky University will be in attendance tonight. Many of tonight's pregame ceremonies will feature representatives from NKU. 
    Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 - Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:10 p.m. (Family Sunday, College Weekend, Players Weekend)
    • Scott Schebler Fathead® Wall Decal: As part of family day at the ballpark, free Scott Schebler Fathead® Wall Decal to kids 14 and younger, presented by Kahn's.
    • Reds Rookies Baby Club: Over 500 Reds Rookies Baby Club members and their parents will take part in a pregame parade on the field. The Kroger Fan Zone will become the "Baby Zone" with pregame activities and games for babies and their families hosted by Erin Fischer from "Raising A Reds Fan," as well as giveaways from Reds partners Pampers, TriHealth and Kroger. 
    Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 - Reds vs. New York Mets, 7:10 p.m. 
    • Bark in the Park: Tonight is the third of four Bark in the Park games this season, presented by Rachael Ray Nutrish and Kroger. Dogs and their owners will be in a special seating area while the Kroger Fan Zone will turn into the "Dog Zone" with product samples and activities for both dogs and owners. A pregame parade with all the dogs and owners begins at 6:25 p.m. A limited number of dog tickets are still available at Dog packages must be purchased in advance of game day.
    • First Pitch: Zach Warenski, All-Rookie Defenseman and Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year) finalist from the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. The Blue Jackets open preseason play on Sept. 19 as they host the Chicago Blackhawks at Nationwide Arena.
    Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 - Reds vs. New York Mets, 7:10 p.m. 
    Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 - Reds vs. New York Mets, 12:35 p.m. (Business Day Special, Senior Citizen Special, Thirsty Thursday)  

    Ticket Offers For This Homestand
    • African American Community Night "Dad Hat" Ticket Package, Aug. 25. For just $20, this special ticket package includes an exclusive Reds "Dad Hat" and first drink at the game: 
    • College Weekend, Aug. 25-27: This special ticket package includes an exclusive Reds cap branded with local school colors and logo: University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University (sold out), Thomas More College, University of Dayton and University of Kentucky. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit a scholarship fund of the chosen school. Packages start as low as $15, while supplies last:
    • Senior Citizen Specials: For select games this season (including Aug. 24 & 31) fans 50 and older may purchase select non-premium tickets at half-price in advance of game day only, presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare Orthopaedics. Each ticket includes free same-day admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. Available only at (Some restrictions apply)
    • Thirsty Thursdays: For all Thursday Reds home games, fans can purchase a $30 package that includes a Field Box ticket and a $10 concession credit valid for food and beverages. Available only at
    • Family Sundays: For every Sunday home game, families can get up to three half-price tickets with purchase of a full-price ticket, presented by Klosterman Bakery: (Some restrictions apply)
    • Business Day Specials: For only $20, fans can purchase a View Level ticket and receive $10 in concession credits, presented by Paycor. Drop your business card in the container at a Fan Accommodation Station to win tickets to the next Business Day Game: 
    Reds Hall of Fame & Museum 
    • Dave Parker Bobblehead: The Hall of Fame's 2017 bobblehead series, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, continues in August with Reds Hall of Famer Dave Parker. Nicknamed "The Cobra," Parker was three-time team MVP, two-time All-Star and the winner of two Silver Slugger Awards during his Reds career from 1984-87. He was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2014. The bobbleheads are free with regular-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame (or a Scotts Great American Ball Park tour) and will be available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of August, while supplies last.
    • Negro League Players, Aug. 25-27: In honor of African American Community Night, Negro League players Dennis Biddle and James Cobbin will be at the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum and Kroger Fan Zone for Q&A and autograph sessions Aug. 25-27. Biddle played for the Chicago American Giants in 1953 and 1954 and Cobbin played from 1956 to 1958 for the Black Yankees and Indianapolis Clowns. 
  • Friday, Aug. 25: Q&A and autographs at Reds HOF from 6-7 p.m.; autographs in the Kroger Fan Zone from 7-8:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Aug. 26: Q&A and autographs at Reds HOF from 6-7 p.m.; autographs in the Kroger Fan Zone from 7-8:30 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Aug. 27: Q&A and autographs at Reds HOF from Noon-1 p.m.; autographs in the Kroger Fan Zone from 1-2:30 p.m.
    Reds Special Events
    • Yoga on the Field at GABP, Aug. 26: The annual "Sliding into Om" one-hour yoga session on the outfield grass at Great American Ball Park will be held Saturday, Aug. 26 at 8:30 a.m. Sliding into Om presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare features instructors from The Yoga Bar and fans have two packages to choose from:
  • $15 - Includes yoga on the field and a View Level ticket to the Aug. 27 Reds vs. Pirates game (1:10 p.m.) with a special recognition to all yogis during the seventh inning stretch
  • $25 - Includes an exclusive Reds yoga mat plus all of the above
    Ages 12 and younger may participate in the yoga event for free if accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets available at
    Reds Community Fund
    • Ultimate Spring Training Experience: The Reds Community Fund is selling $100 raffle tickets for the inaugural Ultimate Spring Training Experience. Two prizes will be awarded and each package includes a VIP experience for two at the Reds Spring Training facility in Goodyear, AZ. The package includes 4 days/3 nights trip including roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations and ground transportation, an exclusive VIP access to a meet-and-greet opportunity with Reds players, radio booth visit with Marty Brennaman & Jeff Brantley, a private tour of the Reds Spring Training Complex and more. For more information, official rules and to purchase raffle tickets, please contact the Reds Community Fund at (513) 765-7700 or [email protected]. The deadline to purchase raffle tickets is Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at the end of the Reds vs. Red Sox game. The two winners will be notified on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. Must be 18 years of age or older to purchase raffle tickets.