The 2003 season was the first for the Reds in their $290 million ballpark after Riverfront Stadium was imploded Dec. 29, 2002. It featured the third-largest scoreboard in the major leagues. The custom-grown Kentucky Bluegrass sod was grown within a synthetic plastic micromesh carpet for durability.
Soak up the scene:
Great American is located downtown next to the Ohio River and the now-gone Riverfront Stadium, home to the Big Red Machine teams of the 1970s. Fans can park across the river at an entertainment district in Kentucky, then walk over the Purple People Bridge to the game or take a water taxi. For more on the Great American Ball Park experience, including a game-day itinerary, visit Wise Guides.