Celebrating 20 Years of Great American Ball Park

In 2023, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Great American Ball Park, which officially opened on March 31, 2003.

In its first 20 seasons, Great American Ball Park has been the site of many special moments that Cincinnati Reds fans will always remember. Here’s a look at some of the ballpark’s facts and figures, along with a selection of memories from two decades as the home of the Reds.

NOTE: All statistics and totals cover the first 20 seasons (2003-2022).



April 4, 2005 – Third baseman Joe Randa hits a walk-off home run on Opening Day to defeat the Mets.

April 3, 2006 - George W. Bush becomes the first sitting president ever to throw out an Opening Day first pitch in Cincinnati and only the second sitting president to participate in the pregame ceremony.

Sept. 26, 2007 - Brandon Phillips hits his 30th home run to become the second second baseman in Major League history to produce 30 HR and 30 SB in the same year.

Sept. 28, 2010 - Jay Bruce’s home run on the first pitch from Tim Byrdak in the bottom of the ninth inning gives the Reds a 3-2 win vs. the Astros, clinching the NL Central for the Reds for the first time since 1995.

March 31, 2011 – Catcher Ramon Hernandez belts a walk-off three-run homer to give the Reds a thrilling comeback win on Opening Day.

July 2, 2013 – Homer Bailey throws the first no-hitter in Great American Ball Park history, and his second in less than 12 months; the Cubs’ Jake Arrieta would throw the ballpark’s only other no-no on April 21, 2016.

July 13, 2015 – Todd Frazier outduels the Dodgers’ Joc Pederson in the final round to win the 2015 MLB Home Run Derby as part of All-Star Week at Great American Ball Park.

June 6, 2017 – Scooter Gennett becomes the first player in franchise history to hit four home runs in a game in a 13-1 victory over the Cardinals.

Sept. 4, 2019 – Michael Lorenzen becomes the first player since Babe Ruth to earn the victory, hit a home run and play outfield in the same game.

2021 - Joey Votto records his 300th home run, 1,000th RBI and 2,000th hit of his career in the three different games during the same season.



HRs by Reds

  • Joey Votto 190
  • Jay Bruce 137
  • Adam Dunn 126
  • Brandon Philips 113
  • Eugenio Suarez 98
  • Ken Griffey Jr 68
  • Todd Frazier 63
  • Edwin Encarnacion 44
  • Zack Cozart 39
  • Adam Duvall 39

HRs by Opponent

  • Ryan Braun 28
  • Lance Berkman 23
  • Anthony Rizzo 22
  • Andrew McCutchen 21
  • Albert Pujols 21
  • Aramis Ramirez 18
  • Paul Goldschmidt 17
  • Ian Happ 16
  • Yadier Molina 16

HRs by Ballpark 2003-2022

  • Great American Ball Park 4,180
  • Camden Yards (BAL) 4,063
  • Guaranteed Rate Field (CHW) 3,951
  • Coors Field (COL) 3,889
  • American Family Field (MIL) 3,806

Most Team HRs in a Game

  • 10 (x2)
    • 5/2/21 vs. CHC; 4/15/14 vs. PIT
  • 9 (x3)
    • 8/29/18 vs. MIL; 7/26/18 vs. PHI; 5/27/12 vs. COL


Top 10 Concession Items sold @ GABP

  1. Beer
  2. Water
  3. Soda
  4. Hot Dog
  5. Pizza
  6. Cheese Coney
  7. Peanuts
  8. Soft Pretzel
  9. Brat
  10. Helmet Sundae

Over 3.3 million hot dogs sold

Over 14 million beers sold

Over 100,000 Skyline Chili cheese coneys and 100,000 LaRosas’s pizza slices sold each season

Over 700,000 tubs of popcorn sold

70,000 bags of peanuts sold per season=612,500 lbs. over 20 years