( Cincinnati ) - The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted a traditional Findlay Market Reds Opening Day this year, and while it's too late to put one together, Reds fans are being asked to celebrate Re-Opening Day.
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley was among those making today's announcement about plans for June 2. On that day, all COVID-related health orders in Ohio will be lifted, and that'll be the first Reds game back to full capacity at Great American Ball Park. "Everyone has access to a vaccine if they're 12 or older. It's free. If you haven't gotten one, get one. Don't be stupid. But regardless, all of us should go back to what it means to be human, which is to spend time together," Mayor Cranley said.
The Reds play the Phillies at GABP at 12:35pm on June 2.
Mayor Cranley and Hamilton County Commission President Stephanie Summerow Dumas have proclaimed a "half-day holiday" on June 2, encouraging Reds fans to come out enjoy the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area at The Banks, which will open at 11am.
Various companies and groups are offering days off and discounted tickets. The Reds have View-Level tickets available for $5 for a limited time. There will be a party on Fountain Square, and multiple buildings downtown will light up in the color red as a show of support.