Fan Zone

Fan Zone wiffle ball field at Great American Ball Park (photo:
Fan Zone at Great American Ball Park (photo:

Sure, we’d love our kids to sit still for nine innings, but when they need to burn off some energy, the Fan Zone playground and wiffle ball field are the destinations of choice. The new TriHealth Family Zone opening this year on the View Level includes an interactive space with appearances by Reds mascots, activities and special family-focused concessions. A second Pampers Nursing Suite and a TriHealth Sensory Room for fans with autism is also available in the Family Zone.

Run the Bases Days

Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park (photo: @real.mayhem)
Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park (photo: @real.mayhem)

On select Sundays, little (and big) fans can line up after the game to run the bases on the field.

Reds Heads Kids Club

Cincinnati Reds Fan (photo: @ryanstolz740)
Cincinnati Reds Fan (photo: @ryanstolz740)
For Reds fans ages 3–12, there’s no cooler club than this. A $30 membership comes with Reds gear, free game tickets and tons of members-only perks throughout the season. Reds Rookies is for children under age 3, and Club Red is for fans ages 13–17.

Wee Reds

Cincinnati Reds baby (photo:
Cincinnati Reds baby (photo:

The Pampers Nursing Suite, one of the first at a MLB stadium, makes it easier to bring even the littlest Cincinnati Reds fans to games. The home-like suite is stocked with comfy rocking chairs, a private bathroom, changing stations, a kitchenette, a refrigerator and lockers for storage. Plus, flat-screen TVs mean mom won’t miss a minute of the game. A second nursing suite is now available in the new TriHealth Family Zone on the View Level.

Super Steals

Reds fans at Great American Ball Park (photo: Jeff Swinger)
Reds fans at Great American Ball Park (photo: Jeff Swinger)

Family Sundays, Military Appreciation Days and Senior Citizen Specials offer discounted ticket prices. Fans can also score half-price tickets when they book their hotel through

Baby, You're a Firework

Fireworks at Great American Ball Park (photo: @sohamparikh1)
Fireworks at Great American Ball Park (photo: @sohamparikh1)

Fans can stick around after friday home games for a post-game fireworks display over the Ohio River and set to music.

Pre-Game and Post-Game Fun

Girls at a table at Jefferson Social at The Banks (photo: The Banks)
Jefferson Social at The Banks (photo: The Banks)

Come down early to visit the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum, or let the kids burn off some steam on the creative playgrounds of Smale Riverfront Park. After the game, hang out at The Banks for a local brew at Moerlein Lager House or late-night tacos at Jefferson Social.

Beer Here

Beer taps at Fifty West Production Works (photo: Fifty West Brewing Co.)
Fifty West Production Works (photo: Fifty West Brewing Co.)

Whether it’s craft or draft, Great American Ball Park has you covered. Twenty self-serve, pay-by-the-ounce draft beer stations make it easy to grab a quick Bud. Fancy something craftier? Head to the Reds Brewery District Bar, an 85-foot bar that pours 60 taps of local and craft favorites. Or grab a pint and stay a while at The Bootleggers Bar, a speakeasy-themed hangout with craft and domestic selections.

Thirsty Thursdays

Mr. Redlegs spraying water at a Cincinnati Reds game (photo:
Mr. Redlegs at a Cincinnati Reds game (photo:

Available during every Thursday home game, fans can buy a $30 Field Box ticket that includes a $10 food and beverage credit.


Entrance to Great American Ball Park (photo: @blahopics)
Great American Ball Park (photo: @blahopics)

OK, you can’t bring your own beer, but you can bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages into the stadium as long as bottles are plastic and everything is sealed.

Local Flavor

Skyline 3 Way with Coney (photo: Skyline Chili)
Skyline Chili (photo: Skyline Chili)

In addition to ballpark staples like hot dogs and nachos, Great American Ball Park also dishes up hometown favorites like LaRosa’s pizza, Skyline Chili coneys, Frisch’s Big Boy hamburgers and Graeter's ice cream.
Written by Elizabeth Miller Wood. Additional edits by Amber Potter.