The Reds have announced the 2012 Opening Day game will be played Thursday, April 5 at 4:10 p.m. vs. the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park.

The original 2012 schedule released in September had Opening Day on Friday, April 6.

“We want to thank Major League Baseball, the MLB Players Association and the Reds and Marlins players for agreeing to move Opening Day to Thursday, April 5,” said Bob Castellini, Reds President and CEO. “Opening Day is a long-standing tradition for this team, our fans and the City of Cincinnati and we are pleased that the parade and game will now be on Thursday.”

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