How to stay cool at Wednesday’s Reds vs. Cubs game

CINCINNATI (June 7, 2011) — With temperatures expected to be in the mid-90’s and the City of Cincinnati Health Commissioner declaring a heat emergency, the Reds have recommendations for fans on how to stay cool and safe at today’s 12:35pm Reds vs. Chicago Cubs game at Great American Ball Park.

• Courtesy cups of water and ice will be available at all concession stands.
• During this heat emergency, fans are permitted to bring opened bottles of water into the ballpark. (Unopened bottles of water and soft-sided coolers smaller than 16x16x8 are always permitted.)
• Three air conditioned “cool rooms” are in operation with TVs so fans can watch the game. Please see a Reds staff member for escort.
• Cool water vapor misting stations are setup near sections 106, 130, 517 and under the PNC Power Stacks in center field.
• Sun screen lotion will be available free at any of the first aid stations.
• Fans should keep hydrated and drink plenty of fluids before and during the game. Water is the best liquid to stay hydrated.
• If fans feel weak or sick, please let a Reds staff member know and medical aid will be summoned.
• Wheelchair assistance is always available. Please see a Reds staff member.

TriHealth Event Medicine staffs an emergency medicine physician, an ambulance with crew, critical care paramedics and nurses at each game.

A heat emergency indicates that the predicted temperature or heat index exceeds 95 degrees for two consecutive days.


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