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ZIP LINE DELAYED UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 1PM

The Cincinnati Zip Line Experience is currently on a two-hour delay for Saturday, July 11th. It is scheduled to open at approximately 1PM.

All tickets purchased for today’s Zip Line Experience between the times of 11am and 1pm will be rescheduled for available slots on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. Additionally we will be adding a new 3-hour window today – from 8-11PM that will be available for scheduling later today. The previous scheduled hours for Saturday of 1-5PM are fully booked and unavailable as a rescheduled time.

Fans may call 513-765-7400, option 3, with questions or stop by the Cincinnati Zip Line Experience offices located on Freedom Way near the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.

Today’s delay is a result of challenging construction brought on by the rainy weather system affecting our region this past week. We look forward to bringing this exciting attraction to life for fans celebrating our nation’s pastime in the Queen City this weekend. The Cincinnati Zip Line Experience is scheduled to be open on Sunday 10AM-9PM, Monday 10AM-9PM and Tuesday 10AM-12PM & 3-9PM.

#VOTECUETO DROPS TO SECOND PLACE; CAMPAIGN PARTY AT HOLY GRAIL TODAY

Today (Friday) at lunchtime, we will convene on Holy Grail Banks for a #VoteCueto Campaign Party.  Johnny Beisbol has dropped to second place in the voting, which means, he’s not eligible to be an All-Star in Cincinnati.  Our efforts today at Holy Grail will be to push him back into first place and into the All-Star Game.  The Campaign Party ends at 4pm ET, the same time the Final Vote concludes.

It’s up to us, folks!  VOTE CUETO!

From now until 4pm, you can use the following methods to VOTE CUETO:

  • The online method – CLICK HERE
  • Tweeting your vote using the hashtag #VOTECUETO
  • Texting your vote: To receive the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote mobile ballot, text the word VOTE to 89269 (USA) or 101010 (Canada). Msg & data rates may apply. Up to 5 messages may be received following your vote. Text STOP to opt-out at any time. For help, text HELP.  When you receive your ballot, text N1 for Johnny Cueto.  Again, Msg & data rates may apply.

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ALL-STAR WALKING PATH REVEALED

To encourage fans taking part in MLB All-Star Week activities to walk, rather than drive, MLB in cooperation with the Reds, the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and Kentucky Department of Transportation developed an All-Star Walking Path.

The path will primarily serve as a route between T-Mobile All-Star FanFest at the Duke Energy Convention Center and Great American Ball Park traveling between the two locations via 5th Street and turning onto Walnut Street. In addition, the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge and Taylor-Southgate Bridge will be part of the path for fans attending All-Star events from Kentucky.

The path will be painted with green markings on the sidewalk and signage along the route. Fans will be able to reference the route on their iPhones and supported Android smartphones via the free MLB.com Ballpark app. In addition, hotels along the route will have maps and information for fans to reference the All-Star Walking Path during the All-Star festivities.

The All-Star Walking Path is one element of the ongoing stewardship commitment by Major League Baseball to ensure that the 86th All-Star Game and All-Star Week 2015 incorporates environmentally intelligent features. Additional efforts include:
– Offsets for the energy and water used during ballpark events as well as the carbon associated with player travel to and from Cincinnati.
– Prioritizing environmental attributes when selecting paper products for items such as invitations, programs, media guides, etc.
– All-Star Green Teams in partnership with Pepsi will be collecting recyclables at events both inside and outside the ballpark.
– A red carpet made from 100 percent recycled fiber for the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet which will be recycled after its use. Chevrolet will provide flex-fuel capable Silverado vehicles for the players and their families to ride in during the event.
– Collecting and donating uneaten food to feed local community members in need with Rock and Wrap It Up!
– Display at T-Mobile All-Star FanFest on the environmental efforts by MLB and the Reds featuring the Green Glove Award, an award which recognizes the MLB Club that diverted the most waste from landfills.

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CINCINNATI ALL-STAR TRAFFIC INFORMATION

From the City of Cincinnati…

The following highlights road closures and lane restrictions for setup and tear down for major events downtown and at The Banks:

Media Compound: 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 16

    •  Mehring Way: Reduced to one lane in each direction between Joe Nuxhall Way and East Pete Rose Way
    • Johnny Bench Way/Old Broadway: Closed

T-Mobile All-Star FanFest at Duke Energy Convention Center: 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 8 – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 16

    • Elm Street: Reduced to two lanes between Fifth and Sixth streets
    • Fifth Street: North curb lane closed between Plum and Elm streets
    • Central Avenue: Reduced to one northbound lane between Fifth and Sixth streets

All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party/Other Events: 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 10 – TBD

    • Freedom Way: Closed between Rosa Parks Street and Joe Nuxhall Way
    • Joe Nuxhall Way: Closed between Second Street and Mehring Way
    • Walnut Street: Closed to through traffic between Second Street and Ted Berry Way
      *Portions of Freedom Way will be continuously closed July 7 – July 16

The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11

    • Mehring Way: Closed between Elm Street and East Pete Rose Way
    • Second Street east ramp (Ramp LL): Closed
    • Broadway: Closed south of Third Street
    •  Taylor Southgate Bridge: Closed
    • East Pete Rose Way: Closed between Johnny Bench Way/Broadway and Eggleston Avenue
    • Eggleston Avenue: Southbound closed between Reedy Street and East Pete Rose Way

The Budweiser MLB All-Star Concert, part of the Pepsi Music Series: 6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11 – 12:01 a.m. Sunday, July 12 (police may close streets due to crowd size)

    • Elm Street: Closed between Second Street and Mehring Way
    • Freedom Way: Closed between Elm and Rosa Parks streets
    • Race Street: Closed between Second Street and Freedom Way

All-Star Sunday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends and Celebrity Game: 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 11 – 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 13 (police may close streets due to crowd size)

    • Mehring Way: Closed to through traffic between Elm Street and East Pete Rose Way. Access will be maintained to the Central Riverfront Garage (Mehring Way entrance) from Elm Street to the garage from East Pete Rose Way. Vehicular traffic will not be permitted on Mehring Way south of Great American Ball Park.

Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders: 6:00 p.m. Monday, July 12 — 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 14 (police may close streets due to crowd size)

    • Mehring Way: Closed to through traffic between Elm Street and East Pete Rose Way. Access will be maintained to the Central Riverfront Garage (Mehring Way entrance) from Elm Street to the garage from East Pete Rose Way. Vehicular traffic will not be permitted on Mehring Way south of Great American Ball Park.

All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet: The center lanes of Walnut south of Fifth to Second Street and west to Vine will be closed starting at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, to accommodate crews installing the red carpet. Additional street closures will follow per listed times below.

As of 9:00 a.m.

    • Fifth Street: Closed between Vine and Walnut streets
    • Vine Street: Closed between Ted Berry Way and Fifth Street
    • Walnut Street: Closed between Ted Berry Way and Third Street
    • Walnut Street: Reduced to single lane between Fifth and Third streets
    • Second Street: Closed between Race Street and Joe Nuxhall Way
    • Suspension Bridge: Closed
    • Freedom Way: Closed between Race Street and Joe Nuxhall Way
    •  Joe Nuxhall Way: Closed between Second Street and Mehring Way

As of 11:00 a.m.

    • Fifth Street: Closed between Race and Main streets
    • Walnut Street: Closed between Sixth Street and Ted Berry Way
    • Fourth Street: Closed between Main and Race streets
    • Third Street: Closed between Main and Race streets

Police will reopen streets closed for the Red Carpet Show at approximately 4:00 p.m.

MLB All-Star Game: 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 at 6 p.m. – 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 15 (police may close additional streets due to crowd size)

    • Mehring Way: Closed to through traffic between Elm Street and East Pete Rose Way. Access will be maintained to the Central Riverfront Garage (Mehring Way entrance) from Elm Street and to the garage from East Pete Rose

Information Updates For the latest information on streets closures, check RoadmapCincy

 

KEEP THOSE VOTES COMING! #VOTECUETO

CLICK HERE TO VOTE CUETO!!!

And don’t forget our #VoteCueto Campaign Party tomorrow at the Holy Grail Banks from lunchtime til 4pm ET!

CINCINNATI ZIP LINE EXPERIENCE, JULY 11-14

Tickets go on sale 9 a.m. Thursday (TODAY)

CINCINNATI — Starting Thursday (TODAY), July 9 at 9 a.m. ET, fans can begin reserving their spots for the ride of a lifetime by purchasing tickets to the new Cincinnati Zip Line Experience presented by Cintas.

Located at The Banks entertainment district, this experience will allow fans to fly farther than a city block down East Freedom Way. Riders will begin atop an 80-foot launch tower just in front of the Freedom Center and travel 700 feet before landing on a 20-foot platform in front of the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.

The Hall of Fame’s new LED video board will show riders flying through the air as they reach the finish. Participants will be able to purchase keepsake images of themselves on the zip line once the ride is completed.

Advance tickets are $35 and can be purchased starting Thursday at 9 a.m. at reds.com/zipline and AllStarGame.com. Walk-up tickets are $45, subject to availability.

Cincinnati Zip Line Experience hours of operation:
• Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Sunday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Monday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Tuesday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Participants will need to bring their print-at-home ticket to the Ticket Check-in at the corner of Freedom Way and Joe Nuxhall Way (across from The Holy Grail) and sign a waiver prior to riding the zip line. Participants under 18 years old must have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Waiver must be signed in the
presence of staff at the Ticket Check-in.

Only 60 tickets available per hour of operation. Tickets will be sold for specific time slots and will only be
valid for the time slot selected upon purchase. Hours of operation and schedule subject to change.

Due to safety guidelines, participants must be 10 years of age or older and weigh between 70 and 250
pounds. No one that is pregnant, suffering from heart, leg or back problems, or under the influence of alcohol
or drugs will be permitted to ride.

Visit reds.com/zipline or AllStarGame.com for a full list of safety guidelines and restrictions.

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#VOTECUETO CAMPAIGN PARTY AT HOLY GRAIL BANKS THIS FRIDAY!

Join me this Friday at Holy Grail Banks for a Vote Cueto campaign party!

Bring your smart phones, tablets and laptops as we make one final giant push to get Johnny Cueto voted onto the National League All-Star team!

Awesome prizes will be given out at random to those of you who show up to #VoteCueto.

We’ll get started at LUNCH TIME and go until voting ends at 4pm.  Take a half-day off of work and join us for what will surely be a fun-filled time!

Remember, Friday is the day that tweets containing the hashtag #VoteCueto count as actual All-Star votes (from 10am to 4pm) but in the meantime, continue voting for Cueto HERE.  There is NO LIMIT on the number of votes you can cast!

See ya Friday at Holy Grail Banks!

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MLB ANNOUNCES ALL-STAR PREGAME CEREMONIES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ANNOUNCES PREGAME CEREMONIES
FOR THE 86TH ALL-STAR GAME, GILLETTE HOME RUN DERBY
PRESENTED BY HEAD & SHOULDERS AND ALL-STAR SUNDAY

All-Star Game Pregame Ceremony will Feature “Franchise Four” Winners

Ciara to Perform U.S. National Anthem and Josh Turner to Sing “God Bless America”
At the 2015 Midsummer Classic

Major League Baseball today announced pregame ceremonies for the 86th All-Star Game, as well as the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders and All-Star Sunday. Pregame festivities for the Midsummer Classic will feature the announcement of the winners of MLB’s season-long “Franchise Four” campaign, including the on-field participation of the four “Greatest Living Players” and the selections representing the host Cincinnati Reds, as chosen by fans.

“Franchise Four” allowed fans to vote for the most impactful players who best represent the lineage of each Major League franchise and several other significant categories in the sport’s history. A month-long period (April 8th-May 8th) of voting at MLB.com/FranchiseFour generated more than 25.5 million votes across 33 categories (the 30 Major League franchises, as well as the Greatest Living Players; the Greatest Negro Leagues Players; and the Greatest Pioneers, covering players whose careers began in 1915 or earlier).

Additionally, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Ciara will sing the U.S. National Anthem and Leo Welsh will perform the Canadian Anthem as part of the pregame ceremony prior to the All-Star Game. Following the U.S. National Anthem, the U.S. Navy will conduct a flyover featuring four FA-18 Super Hornets from Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The aircrafts performing the flyover are from two aviation units: the VFA-213 Blacklions and the VFA-87 War Party. One of the “Greatest Living Players” will throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch. Also part of the All-Star Game, multi-platinum-selling MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner will sing “God Bless America.” Coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET on FOX.

Before the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders, teenager Marlana VanHoose will sing the U.S. National Anthem and Reds legend and three-time Home Run Derby Champion Ken Griffey Jr. will throw the Ceremonial First Pitch. The Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders will be broadcast live by ESPN and MLB.com, plus ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN and ESPN Radio in the U.S. as well as ESPN International.

Prior to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, July 12th the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Brass Ensemble will treat fans to a special rendition of the U.S. National Anthem. Later, The Mistics will perform “God Bless America.”

Adding to the festivities, The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) will host nine youth players from Cincinnati-based baseball and softball organizations that have been BTF grant recipients in the past as part of its 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game “BTF Kids Take the Field” event. To celebrate its 16th anniversary, BTF invited children from six organizations to take the field during the pre-game ceremony. The children, who will be joined by the U.S. Team players, were nominated for participation by their youth organization.

Live coverage of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game begins on MLB Network at 3:00 p.m. ET. The All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game will be played after the Futures Game on Sunday and air on ESPN immediately following the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders on Monday, July 13th.

For more information on All-Star Week events fans can visit AllStarGame.com.

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YOU HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY AT 4PM TO #VOTECUETO

You have until Friday at 4pm ET to vote Johnny Cueto into the All-Star game! Johnny is one of five players named to the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote ballot. CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR JOHNNY.

“I feel great. I hope the fans go ahead and vote for me. “I’d really enjoy that. I feel relaxed and feel good. I’m just waiting for it.” – Johnny Cueto (MLB.com)

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HE, YOU DID IT!

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Thank you, Reds fans (and Angels fans, too! #VoteJerseyBoys)

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