Allow me to preface this post by saying that the Diamond Seats at Great American Ball Park are really a treat still. However, I felt that it went from being the finest fan baseball experience in the professional leagues bar-none to a having a little bit of questions raised about it in my opinion. That’s pretty high praise, to say you offer the best fan seating experience with seats and services in your ballpark. There are a lot of teams trying to one up eachother in this area. At one time the Reds had them all licked. I want to mention why that might not be anymore, from the eyes of someone who has been going to these seats since 2003.
I really want to raise some complaints about diamond seat tickets as someone who now sees the fan being slighted by the organization. -First thing I noticed upon arrival: the restaurant now opens at 5:40. In the past, you were in the stadium before anyone else. Baseball has made it hard enough for fans to get into the stadium early to see some batting practice and interact with the players. This was one of the perks of Diamond Seats that made it that much extra special. I remember getting in aroudn 4:30 or 5:00 PM and being able to even see the Reds take BP.