For the first time since the annual event started in 1985, the MLB Home Run Derby will take place in Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park on July 13. The city had been in line to host the Home Run Derby only one other time previously, but the planned event at Riverfront Stadium in 1988 was canceled due to rain. Taking place the evening before the MLB All-Star Game, the event is always one of the most anticipated during the mid-season break. Last year, fans were treated to a slice of Home Run Derby history when Yoenis CÚspedes successfully defended his title, joining the legendary Ken Griffey Jr., as the only two players to have achieved the feat.
Great American Ball Park Seating Information
For the 2015 Home Run Derby, the outfield is the place to be to try and secure a souvenir or two during the competition. Great American Ball Park offers seating in the Bleachers, Terrace Outfield, and Sun Deck, as well as space in the Batter's Eye Pavilion. You also can opt for a spot right behind home plate in the Diamond Seats and Scout Seats, with the Lower Club Level right behind those sections. Explore more seating options along the field at Great American Ball Park in the Infield and Field Boxes, Club Level, Mezzanine, View Boxes, and View Level. For choices in Standing Room Only sections, click the corresponding button below the Great American Ball Park seating chart to view general admission options.
Great American Ball Park General Information
Security at Great American Ball Park will likely be increased at the 2015 Home Run Derby, which means that all attendees will have to go through an inspection upon entering the venue. Guests are not typically allowed to bring items such as outside food and drinks, large bags, umbrellas, weapons and firearms, and banners and signs. Great American Ball Park has a smoke-free policy, which also prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes. Re-entry is generally allowed with a valid ticket.
Great American Ball Park Parking Information
For fans that are driving to the Home Run Derby, there are several parking lots and facilities located within blocks of Great American Ball Park. Generally, a fee is charged upon entry, which may vary depending on the lot or garage. The city of Cincinnati also offers convenient alternatives to driving through its public transportation system, Queen City Metro.
Great American Ball Park Gate Times
Although times are subject to change, Great American Ball Park generally opens its gates about two hours prior to the scheduled start time of an event.
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