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Red in Chicago
03-31-2006, 02:33 PM
does anyone know what time the gates will open? i wasn't sure if opening day made a difference...especially with the pres. in town.

also, does anyone know if you can walk from the hyatt to the ballpark without going up/down those steep inclined streets? i've been in the skywalk before, but can't remember how close it will take you to the park...i'm trying to see if my dad will be able to walk there and back without all the inclines or if we'll need to get a cab...if we need a cab, is there a good section at the park to pick one up?

thanks and are you locals hearing any better news about the weather forecast?

Dom Heffner
03-31-2006, 02:44 PM
RIC, my personal advice is to always get the cab. It's just money, and cabbies know the best places to drop you off and can get you there with the least amount of hassle.

Just bring a wipie to to scrub down the seats with. :)

Chip R
03-31-2006, 02:51 PM
does anyone know what time the gates will open? i wasn't sure if opening day made a difference...especially with the pres. in town.

also, does anyone know if you can walk from the hyatt to the ballpark without going up/down those steep inclined streets? i've been in the skywalk before, but can't remember how close it will take you to the park...i'm trying to see if my dad will be able to walk there and back without all the inclines or if we'll need to get a cab...if we need a cab, is there a good section at the park to pick one up?

thanks and are you locals hearing any better news about the weather forecast?

Gates open around 10 something.

Dom Heffner
03-31-2006, 03:42 PM
By the way, RIC, your city is cold. Went up and spent some time in Schaumberg (?) and darn near froze myself silly. I'm so used to Tampa that I was chattering the entire time I was outside.

Spent some time at Gameworks, the Crab House, and ate at some pizza joint...Lou something's....it looked like it was converted from a house.

KronoRed
03-31-2006, 03:43 PM
No skywalk goes to the stadium, and I'm not sure but I had read in the paper where they were going to be tearing down all the skywalks.
:dunno:

Caseyfan21
03-31-2006, 04:01 PM
Gates open around 10 something.

I thought my ticket said the game started at 2:10 pm so wouldn't the gates open at 12:10 pm? Definately not saying your wrong, this is just different than the past. I'm in Columbus and don't get to read the local papers so maybe they are doing something different this year to alleviate crowds (?), but I've been to 3 OD's in the last 10 years and it's usually been 2 hrs before.

Chip R
03-31-2006, 04:03 PM
I thought my ticket said the game started at 2:10 pm so wouldn't the gates open at 12:10 pm? Definately not saying your wrong, this is just different than the past. I'm in Columbus and don't get to read the local papers so maybe they are doing something different this year to alleviate crowds (?), but I've been to 3 OD's in the last 10 years and it's usually been 2 hrs before.

It's 10whatever this year cause of Bush throwing out the 1st pitch.

They are also performing a full body cavity search on everyone. ;)

Red in Chicago
03-31-2006, 04:03 PM
By the way, RIC, your city is cold. Went up and spent some time in Schaumberg (?) and darn near froze myself silly. I'm so used to Tampa that I was chattering the entire time I was outside.

Spent some time at Gameworks, the Crab House, and ate at some pizza joint...Lou something's....it looked like it was converted from a house.


dom, it doesn't get nearly as cold here anymore as it used to...heck, we barely get any snow anymore...how was shaw's crab house? i drive by it practically every weekend, but have never eaten there before...the pizza place is lou malnati's...they're "famous" for chicago style deep dish pizza...which to me, is not really pizza...give me a thin crust pizza any day...

Red in Chicago
03-31-2006, 04:08 PM
Just bring a wipie to to scrub down the seats with. :)

you got that right:thumbup:

oh, and some oust or lysol for the not so friendly aroma:p:

Caseyfan21
03-31-2006, 04:13 PM
It's 10whatever this year cause of Bush throwing out the 1st pitch.

They are also performing a full body cavity search on everyone. ;)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up. I was planning on getting there around 11:30 or so but I think I will have to adjust that to 9:30 now. I know they don't do the normal BP on special occasions like Opening Day but have you heard if they will hit earlier where we would be able to watch (barring weather)?

TeamBoone
03-31-2006, 07:37 PM
Gates open at 10 AM because of the pres being there.

You can take the Skywalk from the Hyatt through the Omni and Tower Mall to through the Westin and into the Contemporary Arts building.... but it it all runs parallel between 5th and 4th... you'll come out on 4th not too far from the Cincinnati Bell building. It's a long walk... a cab would probably be better for your father.

GAC
04-01-2006, 05:42 AM
It's 10whatever this year cause of Bush throwing out the 1st pitch.

Wouldn't it be neat if when he did that, everyone in the stadium ducked? :lol:


They are also performing a full body cavity search on everyone. ;)

Are they using civil service workers?