CINCINNATI (March 8, 2012) — The Cincinnati Reds announce that 1,500 tickets for Opening Day will go on sale Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m. at the Great American Ball Park ticket windows on Crosley Terrace.

Opening Day tickets available include 1,000 View Level and 500 Standing Room Only to the April 5, 2012 regular  season opener vs. the Miami Marlins.

Ticket prices are $35 for View Level and $25 for Standing Room Only.

New this year, all Opening Day tickets purchased on Saturday will include a ticket to the Spring Showcase Reds vs. Futures Game on April 3. For more information on the Spring Showcase and all the activities and events that night, visit reds.com/showcase.

“There’s so much excitement around Opening Day and our neighbors at The Banks, we wanted to host the Opening Day ticket sale on Crosley Terrace,” said Phil Castellini, Reds COO.  “And, because baseball starts before Opening Day this year with the Spring Showcase on April 3rd we wanted these fans to be included in both events that kick off our season.”

There is a limit of six tickets to each game per person. Cash and major credit cards will be accepted.

Fans will not be permitted to form a line for tickets prior to Friday at 9 a.m. 

Great American Ball Park does not allow for alcoholic beverages to be brought on the property and violators of this rule will be asked to leave.

Last year’s tickets sold out in under one hour. The Opening Day ticket sale will happen rain or shine.

Reds mascots will make appearances along with Reds partners Queen City Sausage and LaRosa’s.

In addition, Asia, one of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey most famous elephants, will make an appearance on Crosley Terrace on Friday at 11 a.m. to show her batting ability to fans waiting in line for tickets.

The tickets are only available at Great American Ball Park ticket windows and not at retail outlets, kiosks or on Reds.com.

All fans who show up at the Great American Ball Park box office on Saturday after the Opening Day tickets have sold out will be extended a special offer on tickets to the Spring Showcase game on April 3 as well as Opening Night on April 7. This offer is only available on Saturday, March 10 at the Great American Ball Park box office.