About Great American Ball Park
Great American Ball Park
The little ball field with the grand old name, Great American Ball Park has been thrilling baseball fans in Cincinnati since it opened its doors in 2003. Exclusively constructed for the MLB’s Cincinnati Reds, this showstopper of a ballpark always leaves fans breathless thanks to its classic design and amenities.
History of the Great American Ball Park
The Great American Ball Park was conceived as a replacement for the aging Cinergy Field, which had been built in 1970 and was pretty old by the 1990s. The Reds, who shared the multi-use park with the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, complained long and loud about wanting a field of their own, and the result was the Great American Ball Park breaking ground shortly after the Bengals’ new digs, Paul Brown Stadium, opened its doors nearby.
Great American Ball Park sports events are almost exclusively pro baseball, considering the open-air stadium was built specifically to give the Reds a place to call home. However, the venue has been a popular one for music acts as well, with Great American Ball Park concerts featuring incredible performers like Paul McCartney, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, and countless others.
What makes Great American Ball Park events so special?
Great American Ball Park events benefit from the innovative and fun design elements of the venue. This ballpark’s 42,000-seat capacity is only the tip of the iceberg. High-definition video displays, a glass-encased restaurant with perfect views of the field, the team’s Hall of Fame and Museum, a rose garden, and even a first-of-its-kind nursing suite for mothers of young children make the Great American Ball Park the perfect place to go to for any event!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Great American Ball Park located?
Great American Ball Park is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.
What kind of events does Great American Ball Park host?
Outside of baseball, Great American Ball Park events include notable concerts, such as 2011 show featuring Paul McCartney, and 2014 show headlined by power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Which team is playing at Great American Ball Park?
The ballpark is the home field of the MLB's Cincinnati Reds.
Where can I park for free at Great American Ball Park?
Head south of the Ohio River for cheap rates, great views, and maybe even free street parking. Newport On The Levee, Columbia & 3rd Street, 131 Madison Ave., and Covington Parking lots all offer affordable and closeby parking for fans - with prices as low as $5 in some lots. There are also street parking options available for drivers looking to save a few dollars. You can find cheap or free street parking on 5th St in Newport. But, don’t forget to pay close attention to street signs to make sure your vehicle will not be ticketed or towed.
What is the seating capacity of Great American Ball Park?
Great American Ball Park sporting events can host over 42,000 fans.
Who owns Great American Ball Park?
The ballpark is owned by Hamilton County.
How do I get to Great American Ball Park using public transport?
The Queen City Metro provides transportation throughout Hamilton County and downtown Cincinnati for any Great American Ball Park events. Fans also can also hop on the Southbank Shuttle which makes several stops in both Newport and Covington. It only charges $1 per ride and offers service every 15-minutes.