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Homestand Highlights

Homestand Highlights • May 14-19 • Reds vs. Cubs & Dodgers

Homestand Details

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, 6:40 p.m. (Gates open at 5:40 p.m.)

Bark in the Park: Tonight is the second of four Bark in the Park games this season. 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 over 350 dogs and owners begins at 6:25 p.m.

First Pitch: Mark Grethel of Loveland will throw out a ceremonial first pitch to Reds Hall of Famer George Foster. Mark is battling cancer and raising funds for the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, 6:40 p.m. (Gates open at 5:40 p.m.)

Pregame Ceremony & First Pitch: Representatives from the Kyle Plush Answer The Call Foundation will be recognized and honored during pregame ceremonies. Kyle's parents Ron and Jill Plush will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Game of Thrones® Iron Throne: Visit the Kroger Fan Zone for a special photo op with the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones®. Buyers of the Game of Thrones® Ticket Package will have a special priority line at the photo op.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, 6:40 p.m. (Gates open at 5:40 p.m.)

Honorary Bat Girl: Laura Fay of Cincinnati will be recognized during pregame ceremonies as the 2019 Honorary Bat Girl for the Reds. Since 2006, MLB and all 30 clubs have raised awareness and funds to fight breast cancer through the "Going To Bat Against Breast Cancer" and Honorary Bat Girl initiatives. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness, the first 8,000 fans will receive pink wristbands.

PLAY BALL Weekend, May 17-19: Events and ceremonies will spotlight PLAY BALL, MLB's league-wide celebration of youth baseball and softball in all its forms to inspire play and engage young fans. Weekend activities encouraging young people to play ball will highlight the many youth baseball and softball outreach programs of the Reds and Reds Community Fund. Among the festivities will be a pregame parade of youth baseball players, a Joey Votto PLAY BALL arm sleeve giveaway for kids on Sunday and much more.

Friday, May 17, 2019 - Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. (Gates open at 5:40 p.m.)

Fireworks Friday: Rozzi's fireworks show set to a "Country Mix" soundtrack by DJ ETrayn will begin approximately 15 minutes after the game ends.

Pregame Ceremony & First Pitch: Pregame ceremonies will honor winners and participants of the 21st annual Flying Pig Marathon. Men's winner Jack Randall and women's winner Anne Flower will throw out ceremonial first pitches.

Military Appreciation Caps: Players and coaches will wear camouflage-designed caps as well as optional camo-themed socks on Friday and Saturday, in honor of Armed Forces Day. The right side of the caps feature a five-starred emblem to represent the five branches of the U.S. military. An MLB jersey patch featuring the Stars and Stripes-silhouetted batter will be placed on the left chest.

Nathan's Famous Eating Contest: A sanctioned Nathan's Famous all-beef frank eating contest is scheduled to take place immediately following the game (and before the fireworks) near the third base dugout. The top male and top female finishers from this qualifier will be invited to compete in the finals on July 4 at the original Nathan's Famous Restaurant on Coney Island in New York.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. (Gates open at 2:40 p.m.)

Ernie Lombardi bobblehead: As part of the 150th Anniversary celebration, the first 20,000 fans will receive an Ernie Lombardi bobblehead. First in a series of six bobbleheads featuring Reds legends who are enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Military Appreciation Day: Today is Armed Forces Day and the first Reds Military Appreciation Day of the season. Many of today's pregame ceremonies will honor the men and women of the U.S. military. Players and coaches will wear camouflage-designed caps. Special ticket offers are available for military members in advance of game day only at

Reds Wives Fundraiser: The Reds Wives will be selling "mystery bags" featuring autographed baseballs from a table inside the main ballpark entrance beginning when gates open. Each baseball is $40 and features a signature from a Reds player (40-man roster) or manager David Bell.

XU vs. UC baseball postgame: Xavier University baseball will host the University of Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park for a regular-season NCAA game approximately 20-30 minutes following the Reds vs. Dodgers game. Fans attending the Reds vs. Dodgers game can stay to see the Musketeers face the Bearcats. For those interested in attending only the XU vs. UC game, the main ballpark gates will stay open following the Reds vs. Dodgers game.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 1:10 p.m. (Gates open at 11:40 a.m.)

Kids Joey Votto Arm Sleeve: As part of PLAY BALL Weekend and family day at the ballpark, Joey Votto arm sleeve to kids 14 and younger.

1912 Throwback Uniforms: All Reds players and on-field personnel will wear throwback uniforms from 1912. The Reds wore this style during their first season playing at Redland Field, the predecessor to Crosley Field. Details at on all the throwback uniforms at

Brunch with Browning in The Handlebar: Fans can dine and watch the game in The Handlebar for just a $65 upgrade, which includes a buffet meal. Plus, meet "Mr. Perfect" Tom Browning from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ticket Offers For This Homestand:

Game of Thrones® Ticket Package - May 15: Special ticket package that includes an exclusive Queen Rosie bobblehead. Must purchase your game ticket through this offer to receive the bobblehead:

Thirsty Thursday - May 16: 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

The Corral Ticket Package - May 17: For Friday Reds home games, fans can purchase a package that includes a ticket in "The Corral" (sections 138 and 139) and an exclusive Yasiel Puig T-shirt. Available only at

Bike Night Ticket Package - May 18: Special ticket package that includes an exclusive Bike Night T-shirt. Must purchase your game ticket through this offer to receive the T-shirt. Available only at

Family Sunday - May 19: For every Sunday home game, families can get up to three half-price tickets with purchase of a full-price ticket: (Available in advance of game day, some restrictions apply)

PEANUTS™ Ticket Package - May 19: Special ticket package that includes an exclusive Woodstock bobblehead. Must purchase game ticket through this offer to receive the bobblehead:


Reds Hall of Fame & Museum presented by Dinsmore

Pat Moran collectible bobblehead: The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum continues its collectible bobblehead series in 2019 with a new lineup of Reds legends. Starting in May is Pat Moran, the manager of the 1919 World Series champion Reds. Bobbleheads are free with regular-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame (or Great American Ball Park tour) on Saturdays and Sundays in May, while supplies last. There is a limit of one bobblehead per visitor per day.

Hall of Fame & SkyStar Combo: The Reds Hall of Fame and the SkyStar Wheel at the Banks are teaming up for a special ticket offer in May. For one low price of $20, take a ride on the SkyStar Wheel and visit the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. The combo ticket also includes a bobblehead from the Hall's Wheel of Fame. Details at

Veterans and Kids Free: Thanks to the Sargent Family Foundation, all veterans and active military personnel receive free admission to the recently-renovated Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. Additionally, Kids Explore Free (ages 12 and under receive free admission) thanks to the H.C.S. Foundation. Details at

Reds Community Fund

10th annual PNC/Reds E-Waste Recycling Drive presented by Cohen, May 16-18: Fans are encouraged to visit three convenient locations with electronic waste items for recycling:

- Thursday, May 16, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.: PNC Bank/Kroger - Northgate Square: 9650 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45251

- Friday, May 17, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.: PNC Bank - Deerfield Township: 5283 Bowen Drive, Mason, OH 45040

- Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Kroger - Oakley Station: 4613 Marburg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45209

Accepted e-waste items include personal computers, cell phones, cords, monitors, televisions, small home appliances and most other electronics. The full list of acceptable electronics is listed at The first 500 cars at each event will receive two free tickets to a select 2019 regular season Reds game.