Atmosphere

Built in 2003, Great American Ballpark, or as the locals would call it,  “GAPB” is the home of the the Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati was home to the first professional baseball team in 1866, and as a result both the fans and team itself feel history is the history of baseball in Cincinnati very seriously. Right next to Great American Ball Park, you’ll find a hall of fame and museum  containings ton of Reds memorabilia including autographed baseballs, signed cards, jersey designs, bronze statues of iconic Reds players like Joe Morgan, Ernie Lombardi, and much more. Stopping by the Reds HOF before the game is a great way to learn more about the Reds and their history and is a big step towards becoming a true Cincinnati Reds fan.

In addition being extremely knowledgeable their team and the history of the game, Reds fans are also some of the most enthusiastic fans you’ll find anywhere throughout the major leagues. Bad days mean nothing to Reds fans! Before every game at GAPB, you’ll see Reds fans enjoying themselves at nearby bars and restaurants. The festive atmosphere surrounding downtown Cincinnati on game days creates a communal feeling and is a can’t miss part of any Reds game. The love Cincinnati has for the Reds creates an incredible atmosphere before and during the game, so head out early to the bars and restaurants surrounding GAPB before the game to join in on the pregame festivities!

Traditions

Reds Hall of Fame Museum

Right next to Great American Ball Park, is the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. The museum contains ton of Reds memorabilia including autographed baseballs, signed cards, jersey designs, bronze statues of iconic Reds players like Joe Morgan, Ernie Lombardi, and much more. Stop by the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum to learn more about Cincinnati’s rich baseball history.

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Great American Ball Park Tour

The tours of Great American Ball Park cost $20 and offer free admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum making them a great value.

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Crosley Terrace

Outside of Great American Ball Park are several statues of Reds legends playing ball where Crosley Field once stood. The sculptures are a great way to show off the Reds past and a must-see for anyone attending a game at GABP. Stop by and snap a picture with the statues before entering the stadium.

Over-the-Rhine and Fountain Square

Reds fans usually hang out in iconic spots near the GAPB like Over-the-Rhine or Fountain Square. Fans would often play games with their friends, meet new people, and have a drink or two with them. This is probably how fans get themselves hyped before the game itself.

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Openign Day Parade

Baseball fans everywhere love Opening Day, but nobody puts on a celebration for the start of baseball quite like the city of Cincinnati. The Reds Opening Day Parade starts at Findlay Market and then makes its way down Race Street to 5th Street before finishing at Taft Theater. If you’re lucky enough to attend Opening Day in Cincinnati, make sure to attend the Reds Opening Day Parade.

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RedsFest

Every Reds fan knows if they want to be considered an ultimate fan, then they have to go to RedsFest. The annual event gives fans the chance to meet fellow fans and get autographs from their favorite past and present Reds players. RedsFest is the ultimate Reds fan experience and a something every Reds fan should experience at least once!

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Where to tailgate

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