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NEW FEATURES AT GABP IN 2015

Great American Ball Park’s new features are ‘Uniquely Cincinnati’

Includes a look to the future while paying homage to the Queen City’s cultural heritage

CINCINNATI (March 31, 2015) – Significant upgrades have been made to Great American Ball Park for the 2015 season in preparation to host the 86th MLB® All-Star Game® on July 14.

“One of the biggest changes fans will see is the newly renovated Handlebar at the Riverfront Club, which is a great contemporary space offering a look to the future,” said Phil Castellini, Reds Chief Operating Officer.

The Handlebar at the Riverfront Club presented by Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
The Handlebar is Great American Ball Park’s newest entertainment and hospitality area, where guests will enjoy an all-inclusive upscale buffet and open bar. Located on the Club Level overlooking right field, the Handlebar at the newly renovated Riverfront Club offers upscale contemporary furnishings while featuring a 26-foot video wall, high definition video columns and both indoor and outdoor seating. Fans can purchase standing room only tickets, outdoor rail seats or luxury boxes that seat groups of 12-14 guests. For more information, visit reds.com/handlebar.

“Many of the new ballpark features include historic elements and streetscape façades that pay homage to the Queen City’s cultural heritage,” said Castellini. “Reds baseball is an intrinsic part of our past, and we are excited to have the ballpark reflect the vibrancy happening throughout our downtown. These ballpark features are a great opportunity to showcase Cincinnati’s history to the thousands of guests visiting the region during All-Star Summer.”

Bootleggers Bar
Located along the first-base concourse on the Terrace Level, Bootleggers Bar is a new walk-in area serving beer and liquor that features a historical design reminiscent of a Cincinnati speakeasy from the early 1900s.

Retail Row
A new streetscape just inside the main gates featuring retail locations for the Majestic Home Plate Shop, Split the Pot Booth, Season Ticket Holder Central, Game-Used Authentics and Fan Club Corner.

Concessions Streetscape Theme
• The Frisch’s, LaRosa’s, UDF Ice Cream, Penn Station, Skyline Chili, Moerlein Lager House and Taste of Belgium concessions on the Terrace Level concourse received new streetscape façades.
• Several concession stands serving hot dogs, brats, metts and other ballpark fare have been re-branded Porkopolis to pay tribute to the city’s heritage.
• The new food options at the Fry Box will feature fresh cut fries with a variety of hearty toppings and flavors. The façade is uniquely constructed from a shipping container.

Additional Fan Experience Upgrades

Pampers Nursing Suite built by Fischer Homes
The Pampers Nursing Suite built by Fischer Homes is a private area open to all moms for breast feeding, bottle feeding and other child care needs. The space features five comfortable gliders, changing stations, private restroom, kitchenette with a sink, ice and refrigeration, lockers for storing items and flat screen TVs so mom doesn’t miss any of the game. Located on the Suite Level near the Champions Club elevators.

DraftServ Beer Stations
Twenty DraftServ self-serve beer stations will be installed around the ballpark featuring Budweiser, Bud Light and Goose Island. Fans can purchase a “beer card” at retail team shops and pay for the beer by the ounce.

Food Ordering Kiosks
Four touch-screen kiosks have been added on the Terrace Level down the third-base concourse that will allow fans to place food orders and then pick them up at designated concession stands.

TODAY’S #REDS LINEUP & TRAVEL ROSTER; HAPPY ANNIVERSARY GABP!

Can you believe today marks the 12th anniversary of Great American Ball Park hosting its first regular season game?  Where does the time go?

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Here’s today’s Reds lineup and travel roster…today’s the Reds’ final road game of the 2015 Cactus League schedule.

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#REDS TRANSACTIONS; CURRENT CAMP ROSTER

3/30, optioned to Louisville RHP Pedro Villarreal; reassigned to minor league camp RHP Nate Adock, IF Ivan De Jesus Jr., IF Irving Falu and C Kyle Skipworth; released LHP Paul Maholm.

TRANSACATIONS

MONDAY’S #REDS LINEUP VS. SAN DIEGO; NEW NURSING SUITE AT GABP

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My pal Michael “Mando” Anderson gives us the scoop on the new Nursing Suite at Great American Ball Park…

The new Pampers Nursing Suite built by Fischer Homes is a private area open to all moms for breast feeding, bottle feeding and other child care needs. This space features comfortable gliders, a kitchenette with a sink, ice and refrigeration, a private restroom, changing stations and lockers for storing your items during the game. We hope you enjoy this new family-friendly amenity located on the Suite Level near the Champions Club elevators.

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SUNDAY’S #REDS LINEUP AT ANGELS

The Reds are in Tempe today to take on those Angels.  Here’s the Cincinnati lineup…

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SATURDAY’S #REDS LINEUP; PHOTOS OF THIS MORNING’S OPENING DAY TICKET SALE

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Here are some photos of this morning’s Opening Day ticket sale at Great American Ball Park (thanks to my pal Michael “Mando” Anderson)…

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#REDS TRANSACTIONS

The Reds have acquired from the Astros 1B Dan Johnson in exchange for a player to be named or cash; traded to the Phillies IF Devin Lohman in exchange for a player to be named or cash.

Johnson will report to the Reds’ minor league camp in Goodyear.

THURSDAY’S #REDS LINEUP VS INDIANS; #FRAZIERGAMEFACE IS A THING

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Prior to last night’s game with the Rangers, the 2014 Pioneer League champions – the Billings Mustangs – were honored in pregame ceremonies…

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Check out the new energy shot from Eric Davis

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Are you folks aware of the Frazier Game Face? It’s a thing…

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More in a bit!

Expect good news,

Jamie

OPENING DAY TICKET PACKAGES ON SALE SATURDAY AT GABP

CINCINNATI (March 25, 2015) — A limited number of Cincinnati Reds Opening Day tickets will go on sale Saturday, March 28 at 9 a.m. at the Great American Ball Park ticket windows only as part of a two-game package.

The “Opening Day Double Play” package includes one ticket (either View Level or Standing-Room-Only) to the April 6 season opener vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates (4:10 p.m.) plus one Field Box ticket to any other April game of the fan’s choice.

Prices for the “Opening Day Double Play” ticket packages are:
• $73 for one Opening Day Standing-Room-Only ticket plus one Field Box ticket to any other game in April.
• $88 for one Opening Day View Level ticket plus one Field Box ticket to any other 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.

Approximately 400 View Level and 800 Standing-Room-Only tickets for Opening Day will be available as part of these packages.

Fans will be permitted to form a line for tickets beginning Friday, March 27 at 9 a.m.

Fans will receive wristbands indicating their place in line and may not hold spots for friends or family who are not in attendance. Fans will be expected to remain on-site and random checks will be 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.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT’S #REDS LINEUP VS. RANGERS AT GOODYEAR BALLPARK

#LateNightReds

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