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Reds to announce ‘Re-Opening Day’ festivities

Great American Ball Park returns to full capacity June 2.
Published: May. 27, 2021 at 6:42 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Cincinnati could have a real Opening Day 2021 after all.

The Cincinnati Reds and community leaders are set to announce “Re-Opening Day” festivities at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

We are expecting to hear from Mayor John Cranley, Hamilton County Commission President Stephanie Summerow Dumas, Reds President and COO Phil Castellini and community and business leaders.

Opening Day is a Cincinnati tradition, one just slightly below Christmas in prominence, according to an oft-repeated quote.

But the coronavirus pandemic cancelled Opening Day in 2020, including the Findlay Market Parade.

Festivities were officially postponed in 2021.

In announcing this year’s postponement, the Reds left open the possibility of hosting the festivities once fans are permitted to fill the stadium to full capacity and there are no restrictions on group events due to the pandemic.

That date will come June 2 in Ohio.

The Reds are offering $5 tickets for the game.

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