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.
Although praised for its innovative features, breathtaking views and affordable seating options, 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 famous-dates banners remind fans of many historic moments in club history. Inside the park, the Italian-marble mosaics, the "toothbrush" light towers and the nostalgic Sun/Moon Deck are just a handful of features that give this modern marvel a truly historic influence.
Recent additions to the ballpark have helped bring even more amenities to enhance the fan experience, including the Cincinnati Bell Riverboat Deck beyond center field, the hhgregg Highlight Zone on the third-base concourse and the all-new FOX Sports Club.
- 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
New Bag Policy at GABP
To enhance ballpark security and expedite the screening process, backpacks will no longer be allowed into Great American Ball Park. Acceptable items include purses, medical bags, diaper bags, briefcases, drawstring bags and Reds Heads Kids Club bags along with small soft-sided coolers that do not exceed the 16” x 16” x 8” MLB size requirement.