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02/22/2012 10:06 AM EST

Reds tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets inside select Kroger stores

CINCINNATI (February 22, 2012) – Fans can now purchase Cincinnati Reds tickets for the 2012 season at Ticketmaster retail outlets inside 57 Kroger stores in Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.

The new partnership between the Reds, Kroger and Ticketmaster was announced at a press conference today at the Kroger Marketplace in Newport, Ky. 

“Expanding the number of retail outlets where Reds fans can buy their game tickets is one of many positive outcomes resulting from partnering with Ticketmaster,” said Phil Castellini, Reds Chief Operating Officer. ”Having Kroger stores selling Reds tickets makes it easier than ever for our fans to come to a game.” 

The 57 Kroger locations extend from Sidney, Ohio in the north, Maysville, Ky. in the south, Mt. Orab, Ohio to the east and Lawrenceburg, Ind. to the west.

"The partnership between Kroger and the Reds has very deep roots,” said Rachael Betzler, Public Affairs Manager for the Cincinnati/Dayton Division of Kroger. “Now our customers can buy tickets to see the Reds at the Kroger Ticketmaster stores and this is a great addition to our partnership and, more importantly, another convenience and value for our customers.”

Reds fans can purchase tickets at the Kroger customer service desk. On sale now is the 10-game Reds Power Pack, which guarantees Opening Day tickets. Beginning Saturday at 9 a.m., single game tickets will go on sale for the 2012 season, not including the April 5 Opening Day game.

“We are delighted to be working with the Reds to offer their fans another convenient ticket buying option in area Kroger stores,” said Clay Luter, Ticketmaster Senior Vice President of Stadium, Outdoor and College Sports.

Also on sale now are tickets to the inaugural “Spring Showcase” Futures Game on Tuesday, April 3 at Great American Ball Park. Fans can see their favorite Reds of today match up against the future Reds stars of tomorrow in this special exhibition game. Tickets start at just $5. 

The Reds and Kroger are offering a season long bonus to fans purchasing tickets to weekday games when they buy their tickets at the Ticketmaster retail outlets inside select Kroger stores. Buy one ticket to a Monday-Thursday game in the Mezzanine or Terrace Line sections and get a voucher good for one free “Kroger Meal Deal” at a Great American Ball Park concession stand. The Kroger Meal Deal is a regular hot dog, 16 oz. Coca-Cola soda, bag of chips and snack, a $8 value. The offer is not good for the April 5 or July 18 games.

To kick off single game ticket sales on Saturday, February 25 and to celebrate the partnership with Kroger and Ticketmaster, Reds mascots, members of the John Morrell Reds Rally Pack and the Reds Rover SUV will visit the following Kroger stores:

Saturday, February 25: from 10 to 11 a.m.:

Lebanon Kroger - 1425 Columbus Avenue

Hamilton Kroger - 5420 Liberty Fairfield Road

Western Hills Kroger - 6165 Glenway Avenue

Florence Kroger - 7747 Mall Road

Fairfield Kroger - 560 Wessel Drive


Saturday, February 25: from Noon to 1 p.m.:

Loveland Kroger - 6388 Branch-Hill Guinea Pike

West Chester Kroger - 8238 Princeton Glendale Road

North College Hill Kroger - 7132 Hamilton Avenue

Ft. Mitchell Kroger - 2156 Dixie Highway

Mason/Deerfield Township Kroger - 5100 Terra Firma Drive

57 Kroger stores with Ticketmaster retail outlets selling Reds tickets:

1783 State Route 125                Amelia              OH       45102

3165 Dayton-Xenia Road           Beaver Creek   OH       45434

53 Donnermeyer Drive              Bellvue             KY        41073

4100 Hunt Road                        Blue Ash           OH       45242

1095 S. Main St.                       Centerville        OH       45459

6480 Wilmington Pike               Centerville        OH       45459

11390 Montgomery Rd.             Cincinnati         OH       45249

2120 Beechmont Avenue           Cincinnati         OH       45230

450 Ohio Pike                           Cincinnati         OH       45255

4530 Eastgate Boulevard          Cincinnati         OH       45245

6165 Glenway Avenue               Cincinnati         OH       45211

7132 Hamilton Avenue              Cincinnati         OH       45231

70 Martha Layne Collins            Cold Springs     KY        41076

9690 Colerain Avenue               Colerain            OH       45248

1934 Needmore Road                Dayton             OH       45414

2917 West Alex Bell Road         Dayton             OH       45459

5830 Harrison Ave.                   Dent                 OH       45248

885 Union Road                        Englewood        OH       45322

3158 Dixie Highway                  Erlanger           KY        41018

1161 Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd Fairborn            OH       45324

560 Wessel Drive                     Fairfield            OH       45014

7747 Mall Road                         Florence           KY        41042

1212 W Kemper Road               Forest Park      OH       45240

3420 Towne Blvd.                     Franklin            OH       45005

2150 Dixie Highway                  Ft. Mitchell       KY        41014

1474 Hamilton-Richmond          Hamilton           OH       45013

5420 Liberty Fairfield Road        Hamilton           OH       45011

10477 Harrison Ave.                 Harrison           OH       45030

375 Harry Sauner Road             Hillsboro           OH       45133

7747 Old Troy Pike                   Huber Heights  OH       45424

1900 Declaration Drive              Independence   KY        41501

2115 East Dorothy Lane            Kettering          OH       45420

530 East Stroop Road               Kettering          OH       45429

4303 Winston Avenue               Latonia             KY        41015

880 West Eads Parkway           Lawrenceburg   IN         47025

1425 Columbus Avenue             Lebanon           OH       45036

6388 Branch-Hill Guinea Pike    Loveland           OH       45140

5705 South Street Route 48       Maineville         OH       45039

7385 Wooster Pike                    Mariemont        OH       45227

5100 Terra Firma Drive             Mason              OH       45040

385 Market Street                     Maysville          KY        41056

155 North Heincke Boulevard    Miamisburg      OH       45342

7300 Yankee Road                    Middletown       OH       45044

1093 Ohio 28                            Milford              OH       45150

210 Sterling Run Boulevard       Mt. Orab           OH       45154

130 Pavilion Parkway                Newport            KY        41071

300 South Locust                      Oxford              OH       45056

1510 Covington Ave                  Piqua               OH       45356

12164 Lebanon Road                 Sharonville       OH       45241

2728 East Main Street               Springfield        OH       45503

965 North Betchle Road            Springfield        OH       45504

2100  W. Michigan Street          Sydney             OH       45365

8825 US 42                               Union               KY        41091

780 Northwoods Boulevard        Vandalia           OH       45377

8238 Princeton Glendale           West Chester   OH       45069

1230 Rombach Road                 Wilmington       OH       45177

1700 West Park Square            Xenia                OH       45385

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