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New Reds Hall of Fame Grille opens at Kings Island

The always eagerly anticipated opening of Kings Island has been made even more exciting this year with the opening of the Reds Hall of Fame Grille – the result of a collaboration between Kings Island and the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. The new restaurant will be located in the Rivertown area of the amusement park, near the Diamondback roller coaster.

“In looking for a theme for the restaurant, the Reds were a natural fit,” said Don Helbig, Kings Island public relations manager. “The Reds are a summer tradition for so many people. If you’ve been a fan of the Reds, especially during the Big Red Machine era in the 1970s, the Reds Hall of Fame Grille is going to rekindle a lot of great memories.”

The restaurant is a full-service, air-conditioned homage to the Reds, featuring authentic Reds memorabilia, framed jerseys and photos, and plaques for each of the 75 players, three managers and three executives who have been inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame – the oldest continually operated team hall of fame in baseball.

While enjoying traditional pub fare including burgers, wings, Montgomery Inn pulled pork and baby back ribs, Saratoga chips, wraps, salads, appetizers, homemade desserts, soft drinks, draft beer and wine, patrons can watch video highlight reels from World Series and playoff games, as well as catch live action from current games on the 20 plus TVs set up around the restaurant. In addition, Reds fans can purchase and print tickets to games at Great American Ball Park at a kiosk.

“We are excited to partner with the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum,” said Kings Island vice-president and general manager Greg Scheid. “The Reds Hall of Fame Grille will be a paradise for baseball fans and will allow guests the opportunity to sample the rich history of the Reds during their visit to the park. Guests will also be able to enjoy dining on a new patio overlooking a spectacular view of Diamondback.”

The press release also indicated that Kings Island gold and platinum pass holders and Reds Hall of Fame members will receive added benefits as a result of the partnership.

Established in 1958, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum was born out of a desire to celebrate greatness, preserve history and inspire. It features 15,000 square feet of interactive and educational exhibits, sharing the rich and storied history and tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages.

Kings Island is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company.

For information on Kings Island including hours of operation, daily rates and season passes, go to the website at:

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