CINCINNATI (June 21, 2016) — Join the Cincinnati Reds to celebrate the legendary career of Pete Rose during 2016 Reds Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, June 24-26.
This special weekend will include pregame ceremonies to enshrine the Hit King in the Reds Hall of Fame and retire his No. 14 jersey, plus a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1976 World Series Champion Reds.
A limited number of tickets are available for all three games. All pregame ceremonies are scheduled to begin approximately 40 minutes prior to the start of each game.
2016 Reds Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
Friday, June 24 – Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres, 7:10 p.m. (pregame ceremonies start at 6:30 p.m.)
• 5:40 p.m.: Gates open and all fans receive 1976 Reds Team Photo, presented by Coca-Cola
• 6:30 p.m.: 20 members of the Big Red Machine, including Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and Tony Perez, will be introduced on the field to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1976 World Series Champions
• Reds players and coaches will wear 1976 throwback uniforms
• Postgame fireworks show featuring music from 1976, presented by Cooper Tire.
Saturday, June 25 – Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres, 4:10 p.m. (pregame ceremonies start at 3:30 p.m.)
• 2:40 p.m.: Gates open and all fans receive commemorative Pete Rose poster, presented by Yucatan Guacamole
• 3:30 p.m.: On-field ceremony to induct Pete Rose into the Reds Hall of Fame, presented by PNC Bank. Marty Brennaman will be the master of ceremonies and Pete will address the crowd. More than 20 Reds Hall of Famers will be in attendance, including Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin and Eric Davis.
Sunday, June 26 – Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres, 1:10 p.m. (pregame ceremonies start at 12:30 p.m.)
•11:40 a.m.: Gates open and all fans receive commemorative Pete Rose print, presented by John Morrell
• 12:30 p.m.: On-field ceremony to retire Pete Rose’s No. 14 jersey will include appearances by previous Reds legends who have their numbers retired – Johnny Bench (#5), David Concepcion (#13), Barry Larkin (#11) and Tony Perez (#24)
• 6 to 10:30 p.m.: Hall of Fame Induction Gala presented by Clark Schaefer Hackett at the Duke Energy Convention Center
For game tickets and additional details visit reds.com/Pete.
Fans can meet returning Hall of Famers and other alumni at the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum on Friday, Saturday and Sunday by purchasing special meet and greet packages. Packages include a 2016 Reds Hall of Fame Pete Rose bobblehead and an Induction lapel pin and program. Participating Reds Hall of Famers and alumni include David Concepcion, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, Ken Griffey Sr., Eric Davis, Chris Sabo and many more. A limited number of packages are available for $22 at reds.com/auctions.
The memorable weekend concludes with the Hall of Fame Induction Gala presented by Clark Schaefer Hackett on Sunday evening at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The gala will feature players and coaches from the current team, along with Hall of Famers and other alumni honoring Pete Rose.
2016 Hall of Fame Induction Gala Sponsors
• Title Sponsor: Clark Schaefer Hackett
• Presenting Sponsors: The Castellini Family, The Williams Family and Prestige AV & Creative Services
• Legend Sponsors: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Gorilla Glue, Great American Insurance Group, HBK Wealth Management, JACK Cincinnati Casino and Kona Ice
• Hall of Fame Sponsors: Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Castellini Group of Companies, CEI Sports, Cooper Tire, CR Brands, DeanHouston and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Encore Technologies, First Financial Bank, FOX Sports Ohio, General Mills, Jeff Wyler Automotive Family, MarketVision Research and Infintech, MSA Architects, Ohio Eagle Distributing, Robert S. Castellini, Safeco Insurance, T-Mobile, TriHealth, William Lang & Sons and Eckert Erectors
• Major League Sponsors: AAA Club Alliance, Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof, Caring Place Healthcare Group, Chas. Seligman Distributing Co., Cincinnati Bell, CBT Company, Dorna Signage, Enterprise Rent-A-Car & National Car Rental, Esterline & Sons, The Gendell Family, Heidelberg Distributing, Holman Motors Inc., Holthaus Lackner Signs, John Henry Homes and Dynamic Metal, Kaplan, Litwin, Kaplan & Associates of Stifel, LaRosa’s, Robert Lawrence, Moerlein Lager House, Paycor, Total Quality Logistics, United Dairy Farmers and USI Insurance Services