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Great American Ballpark was built in 2003, replacing Cinergy field (formerly Riverfront Stadium), which was the home of the Reds from 1970-2002. Great American Ballpark received its name from the Great American Insurance Group. Recent hallmarks of the Ballpark include hosting the 2015 MLB All-Star Game, having a record crowd attendance of 44,599, and being home to a plethora of concerts.

The first game ever in GABP was March 31, 2003 in which George W. Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The first playoff game did not come until 2010. The video board in left field was the lone video screen for the ballpark until 2015 when they added the right field video screen for the All-Star game. Now in 2017, the Reds are adding a plethora of new items to enhance the fan experience.

New Ballpark features for 2017:

Scouts Club: The newly renovated Scouts Club features a ‘grab and go’ style market and new full-service bar plus private restrooms. Fans will enjoy exceptional ballpark views from the same area the Major League scouts sit behind home plate. New touchscreen displays give fans access to the same stats and analytics that scouts use to evaluate players.

JACK Casino Super Suite: The new JACK Casino Super Suite is the only field-level super suite at Great American Ball Park. Located behind section 114 on the third base side, it has seating for 30-40 people and features retractable glass doors giving fans a panoramic view of the ballpark.

Additional All You Can Eat Stand: A second All You Can Eat concession stand will be located on the right field concourse of the Terrace Level behind the Sun/Moon Deck near section 144. The new stand is in addition to the existing All You Can Eat stand on the View Level that debuted in 2016. Both stands offer unlimited sodas, popcorn, peanuts, chips, and five hot dogs for just $20 per person. The All You Can Eat pass can be added to any game ticket in advance or at the game.

Upgrades at the Ballpark for 2017:

Frontgate Outdoor Luxury Suite: The Frontgate Outdoor Luxury Suite has been expanded and upgraded for 2017. A new bar, buffet and upgraded seating were also added. The suite was originally constructed in 2006 and accommodates groups of 35-48.

Cooper Tires Party Deck: New partner Cooper Tires is now the sponsor of the two Party Decks down the first base line. The area can accommodate parties of up to 140 fans or be divided for two smaller groups of 60-70 each.

Laura’s Lean Center Field Bullpen Decks: New partner Laura’s Lean Beef is sponsoring the decks located above the Reds bullpen in center field. This space features seating for groups of 25-60 fans, and each ticket includes $18 in concession credits that can be used on food and drinks.

Food and Concessions for 2017:

Cheetos Popcorn: Fresh popcorn tumbled with Cheetos and Cheetos flavoring.

Frisch’s Big Boy Statue: Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurant debuts a new Big Boy statue in front of the Frisch’s third base concourse concession stand. This is the first Big Boy statue in the Tri-State to feature the mascot’s trimmer, treadmill-toned physique.

Teppanyaki Grill: Asian-style bánh mì sandwiches will be available on the Teppanyaki Grill located near the Brewery District bar on the third base concourse. Teppanyaki means “grilling on an iron plate” and fans can get made-to-order sandwiches with Laura’s Lean Steak, pork belly, or lobster along with fresh vegetables and toppings.

Graeter’s Ice Cream: Graeter’s Ice Cream will debut at the ballpark in May. Fans will be able to find the iconic Cincinnati ice cream on the third base concourse near Gapper’s Alley.

Keystone Mac & Cheese: Keystone Bar & Grill’s famous Mac & Cheese will be served from a concession stand on the first base concourse. Fans can choose from Classic Mac & Cheese and the Bacon Mac & Cheese, which includes BBQ chicken and bacon

Additional Featutres:

The Reds have added a new concert series that will be coming to GABP starting in July, and headlined by Flo Rida who will be performing on August 4 after the game.

They also added the ‘Kroger First Responders’ ticket deals, in which Kroger will be buying tickets for a member of the Cincinnati Police, Fire, EMT, and any other first responder social service in Cincinnati.

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