Great American Ballpark
|Home team:||Cincinatti Reds|
|First visit:||May 18, 2008 ()|
This is the relevant excerpt of the full blog post I wrote about Great American Ballpark. At this point, I was taking pictures at every new stadium I visited but I wasn’t going into them with a mind to review them afterwards, so it’s a little short and not very deep.
I’ll start with some personal news, involving my ballpark tour thus far. I took a somewhat long-awaited trip to Ohio University this weekend, and thus unexpectedly went to a game at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinatti, OH.
I say the visit was somewhat unexpected, because as you all may recall, Cincinatti was not on my to-visit list when I made my list back in March. However, given its close proximity to Ohio University (at least somewhat) and inexpensive tickets, I could hardly pass up the opportunity.
Getting to Cincinatti was somewhat of an adventure, thanks to our fearless leader (ahem, Frankie) but we got there and the stadium looks very nice and new from the outside:
The view from our seats was also nice:
As nice as the stadium looked, something about it didn’t quite strike the right chord with me. Maybe it was the obnoxious (and dumb) Cincinatti fans, maybe it was the old fashioned organ music playing constantly in what is a very new ballpark, or maybe it was the fact that the Indians simply weren’t playing very well. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d say the Great American Ballpark gets a solid 6. Nonetheless, a good time was had by all and some more pictures have been posted.