Robinson to lead parade
From the Reds PR dept:
The Cincinnati Reds and Findlay Market have announced that Reds great Frank Robinson will be the Grand Marshall for the 90th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade on Monday, April 6, 2009.
Robinson will also be the Honorary Captain of the Opening Day game vs. the New York Mets.
Robinson played for the Reds from 1956-1965. He was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 1978 and Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1982.
Also making an special appearance in the parade will be Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo.
“We are very excited to have both a Reds Hall of Famer and a current Reds player in the Findlay Market Opening Day this year,” said Phil Castellini, Reds chief operating officer. “The parade is one of the oldest traditions in all of baseball, and it’s the first time in recent history that a current Reds player will be in the parade.”
Also from the Reds on Opening Day tix:
Opening Day Ticket Sale on Fountain Square
2,000 tickets available Saturday at 9 a.m.
CINCINNATI (March 18, 2009) — The Cincinnati Reds and Fountain Square have announced that
2,000 tickets for the April 6 Opening Day game will go on sale Saturday, March 21 at 9 a.m.
The Opening Day tickets include 1,000 “Standing Room Only” and 1,000 “View Level” tickets to the
season opener vs. the New York Mets.
Ticket prices are $22 for Standing Room Only and $29 for View Level.
There is a limit of six tickets per person. Cash and major credit cards will be accepted.
Fans interested in forming a line for the tickets can start at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Fountain Square
Management Group will provide overnight security.
These tickets are only available on Fountain Square, not at the ballpark ticket windows.
Reds mascots will make appearances on Fountain Square along with Reds partners and sponsors.
The Fountain Square video board will show two Reds spring training games live on FOX Sports Ohio
• Thursday, March 19 – Reds vs. Red Sox at 7 p.m.
• Friday, March 20 – Reds vs. Astros at 1 p.m.
From Thursday through Saturday morning, Reds-themed entertainment will be shown on Fountain
Square’s video board in addition to selected NCAA basketball games.
This is the second year in a row that the Reds have offered Opening Day tickets to fans on Fountain
Square. Last year’s tickets sold out in about one hour.