Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Kids 9 and under get in free? A trend all MLB teams should follow

I'd like to see the Reds do this....


The Orioles today announced a new "Kids Cheer Free" initiative inviting parents to bring young Orioles fans age 9 and younger to Oriole Park at Camden Yards free of charge. Every adult who purchases a regularly-priced individual game ticket in the Upper Deck will be invited to bring up to two children (ages 9 and under) to the ballpark compliments of the Orioles.

"Kids Cheer Free" tickets for games from March 31 through April 29 can be reserved now online at, at the Oriole Park Box Office, and at the Official Orioles Team Store at the York Galleria in York, Pa., subject to availability. Tickets to remaining games will be made available on a month-by-month basis, as the season progresses.


The Reds averaged 22,678 fans (26th MLB) in 2017. That's down from 31,151 fans in 2013.

GABP capacity is 42,319. That means the Reds played to 53.5 percent capacity in 2017.

With an average of 19,641 empty seats per game, why not offer those seats free to kids age 9 and under?

Get kids in the park and let them experience all that the Reds and GABP has to offer.

Once there, they will buy concessions and Reds gear......and want to return.

As I always, say, what's the down side?

Let's talk about it HERE

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