Opening Day parking and directions

Opening Day parking and directions

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - It's recommended to get to the ballpark early. Gates open typically 90 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the game.

Parking is available in many of the lots north of Third Street. It is also available on East and West sides of the ballpark.

Most of the lots are based on a limited, first come, first served basis.

The Great American Ball Park Garage, the Central Riverfront Garage and the East Garage will be reserved for Reds season ticket parking pass holders on Opening Day.  The East Garage and the Central Riverfront Garage will have limited cash parking on a game by game basis.

For the 2017 Opening Day parking map, click here.

Directions to GABP:

Motorists are encouraged to use the following routes into downtown Cincinnati.

From Interstate 75 southbound:

Use the Freeman Avenue exit to Mehring Way to the Riverfront

From I-75 northbound:

Use the Fifth Street exit in Cincinnati, then go right onto Central Avenue to the Riverfront

From I-71 southbound: 

Use the Gilbert Avenue exit (due to the Third Street Exit being closed) to Court Street to Reedy Street to Eggleston Avenue to the Riverfront

From I-471/ Columbia Parkway:

Use the Third Street exit to the Riverfront

Parking for people with disabilities:

There is a limited number of parking spaces for people with disabilities available at the East Garage, the Great American Ball Park Garage and the Central Riverfront Garage.

A portion of Joe Nuxhall Way is reserved north of Mehring Way for dropping off and picking up people with disabilities who arrive in cars, vans and other vehicles with a capacity of 15 or less.

Public transportation:

As an alternative to driving, fans are encouraged to use public transportation to obtain quick and convenient access to GABP.

The Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar will provide service starting no later than 4 p.m. on Reds Opening Day following the 98th annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade on April 3.

The streetcar will be closed during set-up for and during the parade for the safety of participants and spectators.

The Southbank Shuttle, operated by the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK), will transport fans from Northern Kentucky to Great American Ball Park. Guests seeking bus service to and from Northern Kentucky can contact the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) at (859) 331-8265.

Queen City Metro can be reached at (513) 621-4455 for schedules and information regarding bus transportation throughout Hamilton County.

Taxis generally perform their pickups on Joe Nuxhall Way on the west side of Great American Ball Park at the conclusion of the game.

Community Yellow Cab OH: (513) 721-2100

Community Yellow Cab KY: (859) 261-4400

Ron's Cab Service: (513) 921-4222

Towne Taxi: (513) 761-7700

United Cab Co.: (513) 251-1155

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