A talented NFL football team on the rise, an exciting atmosphere to enjoy on a Sunday afternoon with the family. “Coach Marvin Lewis will open with his 115th game coaching for the team that franchise founder Paul Brown coached in 115 games. At the moment, Lewis doesn’t know if he’ll give Sam Wyche’s record 132 games a run. But if he doesn’t pass it this year, he says he’d like to be here next year and on Tuesday as he heads into his eighth training camp he sounded more engrossed by his team and intrigued by coaching than ever. After an offseason he praised the organization for making the moves he felt needed to improve a team he is still looking to take to a playoff win, Lewis stopped just short of saying this is his most talented team since he arrived in 2003. But he did admit it’s the most comfortable he’s been with the chemistry and a roster that is asking only one rookie to contribute right away. Lewis is fond of picking the defending AFC North champion as the favorite, but he can’t do that with the Bengals coming off their first division sweep and every defensive starter intact with all but three offensive starters in place.” Tickets Range from $65.00 up to $85.00
Season: August through January
“With 389 career home runs, Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench ranks first in Reds’ history. Bench also ranks in the top 5 in RBI’s, doubles, hits, and runs scored.” If you have family and friends that are Reds’ fans take them out for a fun time at a Cincinnati Red’s game!! Tickets range from $5.00 up to $230.00.
Season: March through October
The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). They are the easternmost team located in the Western Conference, being only a three hour drive along Interstate 70 from the nearest Eastern Conference team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Preceded in Ohio’s capital by the Columbus Chill of the ECHL and the state of Ohio in general by the Cleveland Barons, the Blue Jackets were founded as an expansion team in 2000. The team qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in 2009. They had previously been the only active NHL team not to qualify. Cost will vary with Seats
Season: October through Early April
Columbus Clippers(614) 462-5250
The Columbus Clippers are a minor league baseball team based in Columbus, Ohio. The team plays in the International League and is the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The team is owned by the government of Franklin County, Ohio. From 1977 to 2008, the Clippers played in Cooper Stadium, which was known as Franklin County Stadium until 1984. The final game at “The Coop” was played on September 1, 2008 in front of a sellout crowd of 16,777. It was the third largest audience in stadium history. In 2009, the Clippers began playing in Huntington Park, located at the corner of Neil Ave. and Nationwide Blvd. in the Arena District of Columbus. Tickets range from $6.00 – $15.00.
Season: April through September
(614) 447-CREW (2739)
The Columbus Crew is an American professional soccer team based in Columbus, Ohio that participates in Major League Soccer. The club was owned by Lamar Hunt, who also owned the Kansas City Chiefs and FC Dallas until his 2006 death. Upon his death, his son Clark Hunt took over his sports properties. The Crew currently plays their home games at Columbus Crew Stadium, the first soccer-specific stadium ever built by an MLS franchise, with a seating capacity of 20,455 – as of the 2008 Season. From 1996 to 1998, the Crew played their home games at Ohio Stadium on the campus of the Ohio State University. The nickname “the Crew” is the result of a local fan contest. The team colors are black and gold. The team mascot is Crew Cat. Tickets are between $23 and $40.
Season: Late March through October
(937) 228-BATS (2287)
The Dayton Dragons are a Class A minor league baseball team from Dayton, Ohio affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds. They play in the Midwest League at Fifth Third Field.The Dragons came to Dayton in 2000. They were previously a franchise based in Rockford, Illinois and were called the Rockford Expos (1988-1992), Rockford Royals (1993-1994), Rockford Cubbies (1995-1998), and Rockford Reds (1999). $7 to $15 per person.
Season: April through September