Redsfest may have been more than a month ago, but the Cincinnati Reds aren't finished connecting with fans just yet.
The team recently announced the preliminary 2023 dates and locations for the annual Reds Caravan, a sort-of traveling festival that brings players, coaches and fans together. During caravan stops, fans can sit in on Q&As with Reds manager David Bell, get player autographs and take photos with Reds mascots. More information will be announced soon, the Reds said.
The caravan will make multiple stops throughout "Reds Country," which generally includes Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana along with portions of states like West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
The schedule so far:
- Jan. 23: Spooky Nook Sports Champion Mill, Hamilton, Ohio (5-7 p.m.)
- Jan. 23: Southeastern Indiana YMCA, Batesville, Indiana (6-8 p.m.)
- Jan. 25: Location TBD, Charleston, West Virginia (5:30-7:30 p.m.)
- Jan. 26: Huntington Mall, Huntington, West Virginia (4:30-6:30 p.m.)
- Jan. 27: Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville, Kentucky (5:30-7:30 p.m.)
- Jan. 27: Polaris Fashion Place, Columbus, Ohio (5:30-7:30 p.m.)
- Jan. 28: Apollo Career Center, Lima, Ohio (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
- Jan. 28: National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio (3-5 p.m.)
- Jan. 28: Location TBD, Bowling Green, Kentucky (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST/10-11:30 a.m. CST)
- Jan. 28: Red Mile, Lexington, Kentucky (3-5 p.m.)
The Cincinnati Reds will kickstart the 2023 season with a home opener against NL Central opponent the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 30 at Great American Ball Park. The season comes with a twist – each MLB team will meet each other on the field at least once. In addition, all 30 franchises are scheduled to play opening day on March 30 – the first time every team will do so on the same date since 1968.
The Reds posted their second-ever 100-loss season in 2022, ending with a record of 62-100. The losing also kept more fans at home, with the team experiencing its lowest season attendance since 1984 – just 1,395,770 people saw the Reds play at Great American Ball Park in 2022, according to attendance records.
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