While my husband and I enjoyed many Red’s games BK (before kids), our family hasn’t been to too many baseball games at Great American Ballpark. I can’t believe it’s been seven years since Great American Ballpark officially opened in 2003. Now that we are officially clear of the toddler years, it seemed like the right time to venture back; so last Wednesday night we took advantage of the glorious weather, found our red shirts and made the less than 10 minute drive downtown to cheer on baseball’s first major league baseball team.
For some reason I imagined it would cost way too much for a family of four to take in a baseball game. I remember the days when I could go to a game with $10 and have money left at the end of the evening. As it turns out, the family still can enjoy plenty of bargain entertainment and refreshments at Great American Ballpark. Tickets start at just $5. We had excellent seats (generously shared with us) for $32.
They even had Fit Fruit and Vegetable Wash so you could wash your fruit before eating. The fruit stand saved us from the cotton candy and snow cone pleas. Don’t forget to bring or pick up bottled water outside the gate for only $1 and remember it has to remain sealed to be brought into the ballpark.
Before and after the game or when the children need a diversion, there is Fan Zone which is full of additional complimentary entertainment including concerts (at select games), interactive games like “Run it Out” which was great to expend excess energy from the kids and on Wednesday there was a Playstation truck with 10 stations for playing baseball or singing karaoke. It was fun watching our five year old rock out to “Our Song” by Taylor Swift.
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I had no clue that Findlay Market had a stand at Great American Ball Park. What a great idea!