On Friday, August 7th, Delete Blood Cancer and the Cincinnati Reds will host a bone marrow donor drive at Great American Ball Park for community members to learn more about the process and get registered as potential lifesavers.
The drive will be held from 10am to 6pm the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club at GABP. (enter ballpark by HOF gates)
The Delete Blood Cancer team and local volunteers will be onsite to help participants fill out the registration form and swab the inside of their mouth to determine if they are a match for a patient in need.
Registration is simple and takes less than five minutes. Individuals between the ages of 18 to 55 in good health are eligible to participate. Anyone who cannot attend the drive can register online www.DeleteBloodCancer.org.
Cincinnati Reds season ticket sales manager Chris Herrell was battling myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in 2013 and his prognosis was grim. His doctors confirmed that his only hope for survival and a normal life was through a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor. Despite difficult odds, Chris’s hope became a reality when he received the news that a matching donor had been found – in Germany.
This week Chris finally met his donor, Jens Wagner, and on Wednesday, August 5th, had the honor of taking him onto the field at Great American Ball Park before the Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals game, where Jens threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Jens, who registered in Germany with Delete Blood Cancer nearly 15 years ago, said he never could have expected it would lead to this.
When asked why he decided to donate to someone he’d never met halfway around the world he responded simply, “If somebody out there needs your help there is no question, you just do it.”
Delete Blood Cancer DKMS is a global organization with the mission to grow the number of suitable bone marrow and blood stem cell donors for patients in need. With more than 5 million registered bone marrow donors worldwide, Delete Blood Cancer is part of the world’s largest network of donor centers. The Cincinnati Reds are partnering with Delete Blood Cancer to increase awareness and help patients battling blood cancer by hosting a bone marrow drive on campus.
300 MILLION RECORDS WORLDWIDE
WHO: BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z
WHAT: “ON THE RUN TOUR: BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z” in partnership with #BeyGood benefitting the Shawn Carter Foundation
WHEN: Saturday, June 28
WHERE: Great American Ball Park
WITH: Exclusively with Chase
HOW: Members of Beyoncé’s Fan Club will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 29 at 8am local time. For details visit, http://www.beyonce.com/tour.
Exclusively, Chase credit and debit customers will receive advance access to purchase tickets from Tuesday, April 29 at 10am through 10pm local time. A non-exclusive presale window will continue through Thursday, May 1 at 10pm local time. Chase credit and debit customers will also have exclusive access to purchase a Chase Lounge VIP ticket package which includes a private pre-show lounge with food, drinks, music and more.
Tickets for “ON THE RUN TOUR: BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z” go on sale to the general public starting Friday, May 2 through the Live Nation Mobile APP at http://www.livenation.com.
Beginning today, Monday, April 28, fans can visit https://www.facebook.com/Beyonce and https://www.facebook.com/JayZ for more information about getting early access to tickets on Wednesday, April 30 at 10:00am local time.
|Wednesday, June 25||Miami, FL||Sun Life Stadium|
|Saturday, June 28||Cincinnati, OH||Great American Ball Park|
|Tuesday, July 1||Foxborough, MA||Gillette Stadium|
|Saturday, July 5||Philadelphia, PA||Citizen’s Bank Park|
|Monday, July 7||Baltimore, MD||M & T Bank Stadium|
|Wednesday, July 9||Toronto, ON||Rogers Centre|
|Friday, July 11||East Rutherford, NJ||MetLife Stadium|
|Tuesday, July 15||Atlanta, GA||Georgia Dome|
|Friday, July 18||Houston, TX||Minute Maid Park|
|Sunday, July 20||New Orleans, LA||Mercedes-Benz Superdome|
|Tuesday, July 22||Dallas, TX||AT&T Stadium|
|Thursday, July 24||Chicago, IL||Soldier Field|
|Sunday, July 27||Winnipeg, MB||Investor Group Field|
|Wednesday, July 30||Seattle, WA||Safeco Field|
|Saturday, August 2||Los Angeles, CA||Rose Bowl|
|Tuesday, August 5||San Francisco, CA||AT&T Park|
The Reds and Cincinnati Bell are looking for worthy members of the Armed Forces to be honored at Great American Ball Park.
At every Reds game this season, a member of the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard) will be recognized as the “Cincinnati Bell Hometown Hero.”
“Cincinnati Bell is strong supporter of our local veterans and active military,” said Ted Torbeck, President and CEO, Cincinnati Bell. “We are proud to partner with the Reds once again to honor our Hometown Heroes for their service and sacrifice.”
Submit nominations online at www.reds.com/heroes or visit any Cincinnati Bell-owned retail store from April 1-30, 2014 to nominate a Hometown Hero.
Each Hometown Hero will receive four (4) tickets to the game for which they are chosen.
New Hometown Reds exhibit opens Friday at the Reds HOF
The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is honoring more than 100 native Cincinnatians in the new exhibition Hometown Reds: Local Boys Who Played for the Cincinnati Reds.
Hometown Reds features jerseys, game-used equipment and memorabilia dating back 145 years to 1869 when Charlie Gould became the first Cincinnatian to play for the hometown team.
“If you are from the Cincinnati area and played baseball at any age, you probably dreamed of playing for the Reds,” said Rick Walls, executive director of the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. “Our new exhibit honors the 104 players whose dreams became a reality.”
The exhibit includes a player mural along with a graphic map highlighting the towns in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana from which the Hometown Reds hailed.
Visitors to the exhibit will enjoy personal recollections from some of the Hometown Reds through new video interviews that run continuously in the exhibit space.
Fans can explore Hometown Reds: Local Boys Who Played for the Cincinnati Reds along with the other new exhibit for 2014, Kings of the Queen City, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP in addition to 15,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages.
The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is currently open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Starting on Opening Day (March 31) and running through October, the museum will be open seven days a week with extended hours on game days.
Plan your visit at www.redsmuseum.org or by calling (513) 765-7923.
If you agree with this quote, than we have a ticket deal you are going to want to know about…
New APRIL PASS includes 11 Reds games for only $60
Enjoy an entire month of Reds baseball starting on Opening Night with the new April Pass presented by Yokohama Tire
Reds fans can attend all 11 home games at Great American Ball Park in April for only $60 with the new April Pass, presented by Yokohama Tire. For just over $5 per ticket, fans get a View Level Line seat to see the Reds take on the division-rival Cardinals, Pirates and Cubs, plus a weekend Interleague series with the Tampa Bay Rays.
April’s games feature four fan giveaways, two fireworks nights and kicks off with Opening Night:
Opening Night – Wed. April, 2 – Reds vs. Cardinals, 7:10 pm
- Reds players and coaches walk the red carpet in the Kroger Fan Zone
- First 20,000 fans receive a 2014 Team Calendar, presented by Kroger
- 2014 Olympic bronze medalist Nick Goepper to throw out ceremonial first pitch and walk the red carpet
- Live music by The Rusty Griswolds
- Opening Night Fireworks, presented by Coca-Cola
April Fireworks Shows (start approx. 15 minutes after end of the game)
- Wed., April 2 – Reds vs. Cardinals, 7:10 pm: Opening Night Fireworks, presented by Coca-Cola
- Friday, April 11 – Reds vs. Rays: Fireworks Friday, presented by Tri-State Chevy Dealers
- Wed., April 2 – Reds vs. Cardinals, 7:10 pm: Team Calendar, presented by Kroger (first 20,000 fans)
- Sat., April 12 – Reds vs. Rays, 1:10 pm: Reds Fleece Blanket, presented by Duke Energy Retail (first 20,000 fans)
- Sun., April 13 – Reds vs. Rays, 1:10 pm: Magnetic Schedule/Mr. Redlegs Car Magnet, presented by PNC Bank (first 20,000 fans)
- Sun., April 13 – Reds vs. Rays, 1:10 pm: Kids Mascot Magnet, presented by DELTA (first 8,000 kids)
For a complete game schedule and to purchase an April Pass today, visit www.reds.com/aprilpass.
A limited number of April Pass packages are available. Offer ends Friday, April 11.
With just 15 days until Reds baseball begins in Cincinnati, things are starting to get pretty busy around Great American Ball Park. Our PR Manager and contributing BOR photographer, Michael “Mando” Anderson captured some of the activities from the past few days:
Reds Go Green
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the GABP Team Shop rolls out GREEN Reds merchandise, including the jerseys the team will be wearing on Monday. Stop by to pick up yours on St. Patty’s Day, beginning at 10am.
Opening Day Camp Out
Camping out for Opening Day tickets has become a Cincinnati tradition and despite the cold temperature, our fantastic fans once again turned out to create a tent city on Crosley Terrace. A big “thanks” to Dunkin Donuts for providing the campers with delicious yummies.
Turf Day at Great American Ball Park is the day when head groundskeeper Doug Gallant and his staff remove the grow blanket from the infield and outfield grass. The purpose of the grow blanket (which was installed in early February) is to insulate the grass and slightly raise the temperature of the soil and roots. The blanket speeds up the process of the grass coming out of winter dormancy and fools the turf into thinking it’s later in the springtime. Following the tarp removal, Doug and his staff will mow the grass for the first time in preparation for Opening Day 2014.
A limited number of Opening Day tickets will go on sale Saturday, March 15 at 9 am at the Great American Ball Park ticket windows only as part of a two-game package. The new “Opening Day Double Play” package includes one ticket (either View Level or Standing-Room-Only) to the March 31 season opener vs. the St. Louis Cardinals (4:10 pm) plus one Field Box ticket to any April game of the fan’s choice. 1,000 View Level and 500 Standing-Room-Only tickets will be available as part of these packages.
Prices for the “Opening Day Double Play” ticket packages are:
• $65 for one Opening Day Standing-Room-Only ticket plus one Field Box ticket to any game in April.
• $75 for one Opening Day View Level ticket plus one Field Box ticket to any game in April.
There is a limit of four packages per person. Cash and major credit cards will be accepted. Last year’s tickets sold out in less than one hour.
Fans will not be permitted to form a line for tickets prior to Friday, March 14 at 9 am, at which time numbered wristbands will be distributed. Fans must be present to receive a wristband and may not hold spots in line for friends or family who are not in attendance. Fans will be expected to remain on-site, with random checks being performed, until the ticket sale begins.
The consumption of alcoholic beverages on the property of Great American Ball Park is a violation of state law and violators will be asked to leave the premises by police. Open flames and propane heaters will not be permitted on the ballpark premises.
The Opening Day ticket sale will happen rain or shine.
Greetings from Goodyear!
So much of what makes baseball great are the experiences you have around the game – which is why Spring Training is so uniquely special. The venues are more intimate. The weather is perfect. Games feel more relaxed. Players are more accessible. Strangers in Reds gear become instant friends.
There’s an excitement in the air about the season that’s about to begin. I’m fortunate to be a part of Cactus League baseball and call it “work”. If you are a big Reds fan and haven’t made it out to Goodyear yet, you owe it to yourself to experience baseball, Spring Training style.
JASON ALDEAN 2014 Burn It Down Tour
with very special guests MIRANDA LAMBERT, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE and TYLER FARR
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SATURDAY – JULY 19
GREAT AMERICAN BALL PARK
First Country Concert Performed at Cincinnati’s Home of the Reds
Cincinnati, OH (1/31/14 7am) – Multi-Platinum entertainer Jason Aldean announced his 50 city 2014 BURN IT DOWN TOUR recently which will include select baseball stadiums across the country. On Saturday, July 19 Aldean will take the stage for the first country concert ever performed at Cincinnati’s own Great American Ball Park. Making the event a grand slam is the announcement of country superstar Miranda Lambert’s addition to the lineup which already included red-hot duo Florida Georgia Line and breakthrough artist Tyler Farr.
Tickets for the Cincinnati show, $114.00 Club Seats (includes food and non-alcoholic beverages); $89.00 Field Seats and Lower Bowl, $69.00 Mezzanine and $29.00 Upper Bowl (plus applicable fees), go on sale to the public beginning at 10:00am on Friday, February 7 at www.Livenation.com, www.Ticketmaster.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800.745.3000.
“We are excited to have Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour play at Great American Ball Park, especially because Reds season ticket holders can purchase tickets in advance of the public,” said Phil Castellini, Reds Chief Operating Officer. “This will be the first country concert at the ballpark and we’re looking forward to Jason, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr putting on a great show for our fans.”
In the wake of shattered attendance records and more than 1.5 million tickets sold on his last tour, Aldean’s 2014 BURN IT DOWN TOUR follows sellouts at some of the nation’s most legendary venues including University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium, Wrigley Field, a two-night stand at Fenway Park, Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl.
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Today’s Reds lineup vs. the Brewers