Want Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Tickets? There's Only One Way to Get Them (For Now)

Spoiler: You'll be buying more than just opening day tickets.

click to enlarge Rosie and Gapper dance before the Cincinnati Reds host the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park on Oct. 5, 2022. - Photo: Ron Valle
Photo: Ron Valle
Rosie and Gapper dance before the Cincinnati Reds host the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park on Oct. 5, 2022.

Sure, people are thinking about the Super Bowl, but baseball is just around the corner.

The Cincinnati Reds will open the 2023 season at home with a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 30. Single tickets for this game aren't available at the moment, but fans can enter for an opportunity to purchase opening day tix alongside another game. It's a similar process to what the Reds used ahead of the 2022 season.

Through noon Friday, Feb. 17, fans can register on the Reds' website for a chance to buy up to four opening day tickets. If their name is selected, they then can purchase their opening day tickets, plus four tickets to any other regular-season home game. Both games must be purchased for the fan to receive the opening day tickets.

MLB will conduct a random drawing of the names entered into the promotion. Those selected will be contacted on or around Feb. 20 with details for completing the sale.

The rules to the promotion say that a fan is not obligated to buy any tickets even if their name is selected and that there are a limited number of opening day tickets available. See the full rules and registration form.

The Reds' 2023 season

The Cincinnati Reds' 2023 season will kick off with a home opener against NL Central opponent the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 30 at Great American Ball Park. The teams will have March 31 off before continuing the series April 1 and 2. The Reds then will welcome division opponents the Chicago Cubs for a three-game home series April 3-5. 
The upcoming MLB season comes with a twist – each 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.

As a National League team, the Reds typically have played just 20 games a season against American League teams; in 2023, that number will increase to 46. Teams will play a total of four games against their "natural" interleague rival, which is a team from the opposite league that's within close distance. For the Reds, that means taking on the Cleveland Guardians from the AL.

The Reds posted their second-ever 100-loss season in 2022, ending with a record of 62-100.

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