Re: Reds Fans Slow In Returning to Ballpark
I've never had a problem, even after night games. It's probably more of a perception fueled by Cincinnati's past social problems. And few downtowns actually have that going out, have a good time with friends, maybe take in a ballgame block party vibe anyway. The area around the ballpark is still kind of sparse.
If: Downtown Cincinnati had a large young going out population, and the ballpark area was developed for that in a casual walk up to the ballpark gates kind of feel, and the Reds had a couple of postseason appearances under their belts, then things would be jumping.
If the bulk of your fan base is driving the kids from Huntington or Lexington, planning the parking and the money for dinner, and getting back home late, that's going to be a challenge, especially during the school year.
St. Louis supposedly has a great downtown for ballgames. Is that true? And can Castellini bring a little of that magic along?