The Cincinnati Reds announced on Friday afternoon that they will be lifting attendance restrictions at Great American Ball Park on June 2nd. On Thursday Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that June 2nd would be the day in which the state of Ohio is rescinding an overwhelming majority of their health orders, which will open up this opportunity for the team. From the Reds press release:
The Cincinnati Reds will return Great American Ball Park to full capacity beginning June 2, 2021, following Governor Mike DeWine’s announcement ending Ohio’s coronavirus health orders.
“The Reds are grateful to Governor DeWine and all the state and local officials who collaborated to usher Ohio through this dangerous and difficult time,” said Phil Castellini, Reds president and chief operating officer. “Our goal has always been to host as many fans as possible in a safe manner and we are excited to once again have every seat available for more fans to cheer on our Reds.”
In accordance with the announcement, beginning June 2 masks will be recommended but no longer mandated to be worn at Great American Ball Park.
The timeline laid out by Governor DeWine included incentives for Ohioans to get the vaccine. In support of that, the Reds $10 vaccination ticket offer for Monday-Thursday games will be available to all fans through the end of the 2021 regular season.
For more information on this ticket offer, please visit www.Reds.com/vaccine.
From the Reds standpoint, June 2nd isn’t the best date to kick off full attendance. It’s the final day of a home stand and it’s a 12:35pm ET afternoon game. Of course, the decision was out of their hands in terms of how soon they could open the gates to 43,000 Cincinnati Reds rooters/fantatics/crazies/Redleg Nation fans. The team will return for a home stand a week later on Tuesday June 8th with a set of 3-game series as they host the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies.