The Cincinnati Reds are certainly pulling out the stops for this month’s MLB All-Star Game, announcing more upgrades to Great American Ball Park for the July 14 Midsummer Classic.
The Reds already have implemented many upgrades to Great American Ball Park at the beginning of the season, including the installation of new bars and concessions, a nursing suite, and 20 self-serve beer stations. Other improvements announced since include a new scoreboard sponsored by Proctor & Gamble. All of these improvements should be up and running for the July 14 games
Free Public Wi-Fi
In conjunction with MLB, all fans attending games at Great American Ball Park can now enjoy free Wi-Fi service. The wireless network labeled “REDSWIFI” does not require a password to connect and is supported by more than 570 high-density antennas located around the ballpark.
In-Seat Pizza Delivery
Through a partnership between MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) and Reds’ concessionaire Delaware North Sportservice, fans can now place mobile orders to have LaRosa’s Pizza and soft drinks delivered to their seats. This innovative feature is available through the MLB.com Ballpark app for supported iPhones and Android smartphones throughout seating areas at Great American Ball Park.
Right Field Video Board
With the support of Procter & Gamble, a second LED video board has been installed above the Sun/Moon Deck seats in right field. The Daktronics video display measures 90-feet wide by 31-feet high will benefit approximately 7,500 seat holders who have a limited or obstructed view of the main video board in left field.
Hall of Fame Video Board
The Reds Hall of Fame is partnering with The Banks and Nicol Investment Company to have a new LED video board installed on the west side of the museum facing Freedom Way. The 32-feet wide by 19-feet wide board is being constructed by LSI Industries and will provide The Banks district with an exciting new entertainment element.
This past offseason the Reds and Hamilton County replaced a total of 99 speakers throughout the ballpark. The new speakers have improved the acoustics in the seating bowl, concourses and virtually all areas of the ballpark.
The 86th All-Star Game will mark the fifth time that the Reds will serve as hosts of the Midsummer Classic, and Great American Ball Park will be the city’s third venue to host the festivities. Crosley Field staged the 1938 and 1953 All-Star Games, while Riverfront Stadium was the venue for the Midsummer Classics of 1970 and 1988. The game is scheduled for July 14.