03/30/12 4:55 PM ET
Tour the Site Where Crosley Field Once Stood!
By / MLB.com
For nearly sixty years, the corner of Findlay Street and Western Avenue in Cincinnati's West End neighborhood was the place the Reds called home. Opened in 1912 as Redland Field and renamed Crosley Field when Powel Crosley, Jr. purchased the Reds in 1934, the ballpark was built amidst the era of classic ballpark construction during which venerable ballparks like Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Wrigley Field in Chicago and Fenway Park in Boston hosted their first games.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of Crosley Field in 1912 and to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the park's demolition in 1972, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum offers fans a special opportunity to relive the Crosley era through exclusive guided tours of the Crosley site. Reds Team Historian Greg Rhodes and Reds Hall of Fame and Museum curator Chris Eckes will lead fans on walking tours of the old ballpark site, identifying the many features of the site that have remained largely unchanged since the last game was played at Crosley over 40 years ago. Don't miss this chance to relive the fabled home of the Reds. Reds greats from the Crosley era will be on-hand to meet fans, tell stories and sign autographs. Mr. Redlegs will also be in attendance and free hot dogs and soft drinks will be available. Reds greats from the Crosley era including Leo Cardenas, Lee May and Jim O'Toole will be on-hand to meet fans, tell stories and sign autographs. Space is limited. Purchase your tickets today!
Crosley Field Site Tours are made possible through a generous contribution from Lily J. Field and the support of the Nehemiah Manufacturing Company
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