Located on the winding banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Great American Ball Park serves as the home of the Cincinnati Reds, baseball's first professional franchise.
While its location provides for breathtaking views of the riverfront, northern Kentucky landscape and downtown Cincinnati, Great American Ball Park also pays tribute to the Reds’ rich history. Crosley Terrace statues depict Reds legends Ted Kluszewski, Ernie Lombardi, Joe Nuxhall and Frank Robinson, while a bronze likeness of Johnny Bench stands outside the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. A Joe Morgan statue was unveiled out front in 2013 to honor the Hall of Fame second baseman and was accompanied by a statue of his Big Red Machine teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Tony Perez in 2015. And in 2017, Pete Rose joined his teammates with a statue of his own, rounding out the “Big Four” statues from the Big Red Machine series. Famous-dates banners along Johnny Bench Way also remind fans of many historic moments in club history. Inside the park, the Italian-marble mosaics, the “toothbrush” light towers, Power Stacks, Bootleggers façade, and the Sun/Moon Deck are just a handful of features that give this modern marvel a truly historic influence.
In addition to these nostalgic touches, Great American Ball Park boasts a number of modern amenities to enhance the fan experience. In-game features come to life on the high-definition video boards in left and right field and display systems throughout the ballpark. A giant video wall greets fans as they enter through the Crosley Terrace gates, while clubs, renovated suites and other unique hospitality areas provide guests with luxurious surroundings. Additions in recent years include the Boone County Bourbon Press Club, TriHealth Family Zone and Executive Super Suite among many others.
- Opened: March 31, 2003
- Architects: HOK Sport, Kansas City, Mo.
- Approximate Cost: $280 million
- Stadium Acreage: 29
- Structural Elements: 10,100 tons of steel
- Seating Capacity: 42,271
- Restrooms: 35
- Concession Stands: 28
- Playing Surface: Natural grass
- Surface Coverage: 2.9 acres
- Left-field Distance: 328 feet
- Centerfield Distance: 404 feet
- Right-field Distance: 325 feet