Cincinnati Reds 2022 Opening Day On-Field Festivities

April 12 celebration includes tribute to Cincinnati Bengals

April 5th, 2022

The 146th Opening Day in Cincinnati is on Tuesday, April 12 when the Cincinnati Reds take on the Cleveland Guardians at 4:10 p.m. Gates will open to the public at 2:10 p.m., with pregame ceremonies starting at 3:30 p.m.

Celebrating the Cincinnati Bengals success, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor will be joined by quarterback Joe Burrow, who will be throwing the ceremonial first pitch to Taylor.

In addition, 2021 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Ja’Marr Chase will join Reds General Manager Nick Krall and Reds Manager David Bell to present second baseman Jonathan India with his 2021 National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award during pregame ceremonies.

Opening Day ceremonies include:

MLB NL Rookie of the Year Award: Presented to Reds second baseman Jonathan India by Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, Reds General Manager Nick Krall and Reds Manager David Bell. 

**First Pitch: **Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will throw to Bengals head coach Zac Taylor. 

**National Anthem: **

  • Marlana VanHoose from Denver, Ky. will sing the National Anthem. 
  • A giant 150’ by 300’ American flag will be unfurled in the outfield during the singing of the National Anthem by members of the Cincinnati Fire Department. 
  • The pregame flyover will be performed by four UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters from the U.S. Army Reserves 8-229th Assault Helicopter Battalion out of Fort Knox, Ky. 

**Findlay Market Basket: **Representatives from Findlay Market will make their annual “Findlay Market Basket” presentation to Reds President and COO Phil Castellini. 

Rosie Reds: Representatives from the Rosie Reds organization will make the traditional presentation of Opening Day plaques to Reds manager David Bell and Guardians manager Terry Francona.

**God Bless America: **Vocal quartet The Mistics will sing “God Bless America” during the 7th inning stretch.

Fans will receive a 2022 Reds magnetic schedule and car magnet presented by PNC Bank. 

A complete list of all Opening Day highlights will be announced closer to April 12.

Opening Day Ticket Information: Fans can still purchase tickets through, Major League Baseball’s official fan-to-fan ticket marketplace. (Tickets are sold out through the Reds and