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Attending a Cincinnati Reds are back at the Great American Ball Park is an absolutely essential Cincy experience. Here's everything you need to know about attending a game this season!

Quick tips for attending a Cincinnati Reds Game

  • All gates will open 90 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the game.
  • You can bring in bags but must not exceed the size of 16”x16”x8”
    • No backpacks are permitted unless they are for medical/nursing needs
  • Free charging stations for mobile phones and tablets are available at the Reds Connect Zone in the ballpark, located on the main concourse behind section 110. 
  • All concession stands are cashless 
    • Exchange cash for a card at machines located at Sections 118 & 431.

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

Getting to the Great American Ballpark in Cincy

Riding The Connector is the best way to get to the stadium. This free streetcar runs a 3.5-mile loop connecting downtown Cincinnati, Over-the-Rhine, and The Banks. Hop off at Station 1 in The Banks and you’ll be steps away from the stadium. Find information on parking passes and group transportation.

If you’re driving your car to the Reds game, these tips will help you find the perfect parking spot for Reds games.

Accessibility at Great American Ball Park

Accessible parking: Accessible parking is available in the East section of the Central Riverfront Garage and in the East Garage.

Accessible Parking/Drop-Off: Accessible pickup/drop-off zone is located on Joe Nuxhall Way, between Mehring Way and Freedom Way, along the west side of Great American Ball Park.

Accessible seating: Available in all seating areas

What to do before a Cincinnati Reds Game

If you’re a big Reds fan or want to learn more about the team, come early to visit the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. If you’re bringing the kiddos, visit the creative playgrounds at Smale Riverfront Park and let them burn off some energy. Or, take advice from a local expert and explore The Banks, the exciting entertainment district located just in front of the ball park. 

Attending Cincinnati Reds games with kids 

Quick tips for bringing your kids to a Reds game

  • Bring your own soft-sided cooler with snacks and drinks 
  • Reds Heads Kids Club headquarters is located in the Fan Zone
  • TriHealth Family Zone features a playground, sensory room, nursing room, and more.
  • Strollers are allowed but must be stored if not in use
  • 2 nursing suites are in the ballpark 
Fan Zone wiffle ball field at Great American Ball Park (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)
Fan Zone at Great American Ball Park 


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 TriHealth Family Zone are the destinations of choice. 

Cincinnati Reds Fan Zone

Located on the Terrace Level along the west side of Great American Ball Park, the Fan Zone features interactive games for kids including batting cages, a whiffle ball field, the Reds Heads Mobile Clubhouse, and a playground.

All Fan Zone activities are open until the last out of the game. The First Star Fan Zone also features many food and drink options including Bootlegger’s Bar, the Mega Concession Stand, and Mr. Red’s Smokehouse presented by Montgomery Inn.

TriHealth Family Zone

The TriHealth Family Zone is the ultimate fun destination for families at Great American Ball Park. Located on the View Level, this interactive space features appearances by Reds mascots, activities, and special family-focused concessions. 

TriHealth Family Zone Highlights:

  • Playground
  • Batting Cages: Toddler-sized batting cages where young fans can practice their swing
  • Sensory Room: Quiet space for children with sensory sensitivities 
    • This room is staffed by TriHealth Medical Personnel
  • Reading Room: Indoor area for young kids to read or play 
  • Lounge Area: Table seating and swings with a bar serving snacks for kids and drinks for parents

Reds Heads Kids Fan Club

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

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. A $35 new membership comes with Reds gear, free game tickets, and tons of members-only perks throughout the season. Stop by the clubhouse to meet other club members, trade pins, buy a membership, and more.

Nursing suites in Great American Ball Park

These private areas are open to moms and babies for breastfeeding and make it easier to bring even the littlest Cincinnati Reds fans to games. Only nursing mothers are permitted into the areas. 

Pampers Nursing Suite: This comfortable suite is stocked with 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 thanks to flat-screen TVs in the suite. 

TriHealth Nursing Suite: Located on the View Level by the TriHealth Family Zone, go to The Handlebar elevator and take it to the View Level. Moms and babies can relax in a private area with comfortable seating, changing stations, restrooms, refrigeration, and lockers for storing items.

Local flavor at Great American Ball Park

Skyline Nachos

Skyline Chili cheese nachos

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. 

Craft beer fans will love the Cincinnati 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.

Check out this season’s full list of unique and local food and drink at the stadium. 

What to do after a Reds game

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


Stick around after Friday home games for a post-game fireworks display over the Ohio River and set to music.

Take a stroll along the river for a beautiful city view. Toast to the Reds with a local brew at Moerlein Lager House or a fun cocktail at The Fishbowl. 

Ready to plan your trip to Cincy? Check out these hotels near Great American Ball Park and packages and deals on Cincinnati Reds tickets.