Great American Ballpark

Cincinnati, OH

Architecture - 7.5

Great American has many of the same styling features as the other ballparks built in the last 10 years, but adds many Reds specific touches. Pete Rose is represented in the 14 bats that surround the smoke stacks in center field, the 4902 club, and a rose garden next to the Reds Hall of Fame representing the spot the ball landed when he broke Ty Cobb's record. The ballpark also features a great statue garden in front of the main entrance depicting Reds greats that played at Crosley Field.

Location/Surrounding Area - 7.5

Located in downtown Cincy. Ample amount of restaurants and bars. Paul Brown stadium is located a short walk away. Now they just need to do something with the land that Riverfront Stadium used to occupy.

Food - 7

Standard ballpark fare mixed with local favorites, such as Skyline Chili, make for a good time. A bit pricey.

Fan Support/Knowledge - 6

Good crowd for the intrastate matchup. The Reds fell behind early and the crowd faded, but they pulled it together during the epic comeback in the late innings.

Atmosphere - 6

We liked the red seats and the overall feel of the park.

In-Game Entertainment - 8

Good fan interaction and decent giveaways. They probably should have told the guy doing the Incubus song during Karaoke to omit the expletives, but I guess that's how Cincy rolls.

Scoreboard - 6.5

Extremely long, but lacking in the graphics and information department.

Parking/Transportation - 9

Easy in, easy out, cheap, lots of it. You can even take a boat over from the Kentucky side of the river if you want.

Seating - 7.5

Good sightlines and fair prices.

X-Factor/Bonus - 9

Adam Dunn hit a walk off grand slam... that's fun.

TOTAL - 74/100

  • Architecture 7.5

  • Location/Surrounding Area 7.5

  • Food 7

  • Fan Support/Knowledge 6

  • Atmosphere 6

  • In-Game Entertainment 8

  • Scoreboard 6.5

  • Parking/Transportation 9

  • Seating 7.5

  • X-Factor/Bonus 9