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    Ways to see the Reds cheap...

    Hey guys, I've got a question here.

    I've lived in Somerset, Ky (3 hours to Cincy) most of my life until I went to UK for college, but I've still always lived in Somerset for the summer. I'm staying in Lex this summer.

    Just curious the best way to see the Reds on the cheap. Really don't mind getting not so great seats.

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    Re: Ways to see the Reds cheap...

    Best way to see the Reds on the cheap is to go on a weeknight (Monday - Thursday) and either buy the cheapest ticket in the stadium from the Reds ticket booth (used to be $5) and sit virtually anywhere or buy a ticket from a scalper near or after the start of the game. Plenty of cheap tickets available for the weeknight games.

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    Re: Ways to see the Reds cheap...

    The bleacher seats are only 7-10 bucks I believe and they're not that bad.

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    Re: Ways to see the Reds cheap...

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Red View Post
    Best way to see the Reds on the cheap is to go on a weeknight (Monday - Thursday) and either buy the cheapest ticket in the stadium from the Reds ticket booth (used to be $5) and sit virtually anywhere or buy a ticket from a scalper near or after the start of the game. Plenty of cheap tickets available for the weeknight games.

    This is pretty much what I figured from attendance numbers and watching games on TV.

    I was just curious about stubhub vs. reds.com and parking. I know last year I parked in Newport on the cheap and walked -- still the best option for a cheap college kid?

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    Re: Ways to see the Reds cheap...

    Click on this link during the season. (Reds tickets by owners/not dealers)

    http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/sea...inAsk=&maxAsk=
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    Re: Ways to see the Reds cheap...

    Quote Originally Posted by LexRedsFan View Post
    This is pretty much what I figured from attendance numbers and watching games on TV.

    I was just curious about stubhub vs. reds.com and parking. I know last year I parked in Newport on the cheap and walked -- still the best option for a cheap college kid?
    Newport is likely the best option. I park at the Chiquita center from time to time for $5, its about a 10 minute walk to the stadium.

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    Re: Ways to see the Reds cheap...

    Quote Originally Posted by goreds2 View Post
    Click on this link during the season. (Reds tickets by owners/not dealers)

    http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/sea...inAsk=&maxAsk=
    Never occurred to me to check Craigslist.

    Thanks guys.

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    Re: Ways to see the Reds cheap...

    Newport is definitely the cheapest parking option during the week. I believe it is $2 to park on a weeknight.

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    Re: Ways to see the Reds cheap...

    As a Cards fan, my dad has always had season tickets so it's been nice to be able to get free tickets a lot. But in high school I'd always go with friends and after awhile we ended up getting into a bit of a routine:

    Get to the ballpark about 20 minutes before game time. Wait til first pitch and then go buy from a scalper. We actually ended up having a guy we always bought from and he'd give us his best tickets left for $5 apiece. Parking ended up being the most expensive part of the night

    Often times we ended up with some awesome seats at like 5% of the original price and were almost always in the seats by the first pitch of the bottom of the second unless it was a really quick first half. Missing the first half of the inning was never bad. Either our pitcher shut them down or they scored some runs, which you don't really care about missing!
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    Re: Ways to see the Reds cheap...

    Quote Originally Posted by justincredible View Post
    Newport is definitely the cheapest parking option during the week. I believe it is $2 to park on a weeknight.
    Never been to Cincy, but is that close to the ballpark? Anywhere within a mile of Busch is $20 at least, it's ridiculous.
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    Re: Ways to see the Reds cheap...

    Quote Originally Posted by 10xWSChamps View Post
    Never been to Cincy, but is that close to the ballpark? Anywhere within a mile of Busch is $20 at least, it's ridiculous.
    Yeah, it's right across the river. Maybe a mile walk from lot to ballpark. You can park plenty of places on this side of the river for $5 but I like the walk.

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    Re: Ways to see the Reds cheap...

    Quote Originally Posted by 10xWSChamps View Post
    Never been to Cincy, but is that close to the ballpark? Anywhere within a mile of Busch is $20 at least, it's ridiculous.
    Parking near the stadium ranges from $5-$20 and all depends on how far you want to walk. Park in downtown cincy you got a nice uphill walk after the game. Park over at Levy in KY it's cheap, but still a nice hike. It all boils down to your desire to be cheep and walk or pay a few bucks more and not walk...;-)

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    Re: Ways to see the Reds cheap...

    I'm a proponent of the Chaquita building for parking myself. Cheap, not a bad walk to the park, and easy to get back on 71 north for the trip home.
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    Re: Ways to see the Reds cheap...

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    Parking near the stadium ranges from $5-$20 and all depends on how far you want to walk. Park in downtown cincy you got a nice uphill walk after the game. Park over at Levy in KY it's cheap, but still a nice hike. It all boils down to your desire to be cheep and walk or pay a few bucks more and not walk...;-)
    Saving 5-10 bucks = 1 more beer at the park.

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    Re: Ways to see the Reds cheap...

    Believe me, I know where you're coming from. Went to many games as a broke UC student not long ago. Nothing wrong with doing it on the cheap.

    If you get there at 6, the metered spots on 7th (just past Sycamore) are usually open and free. I have parked there for free and walked many times. You can bring your own food and drinks into the stadium (don't open bottles). I normally would bring myself a sandwich and a bottle of water to the game and buy a bleacher seat. Always check for promotions, but those are normally $7. Thats how much I budgeted for each game I went to.


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