"May the Fourth" be with you, Reds fans.
A trip down to Great American Ball Park for the upcoming weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers will feel like a journey to a galaxy far, far away as the riverfront stadium is transformed into a "Star Wars"-centric haven for fanboys and baseball fans alike.
GABP promises to come alive with characters and music from the iconic film series as the Reds use their Jedi mind tricks on the Brewers.
Among the characters scheduled to appear are Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker and Stormtroopers.
Some of those characters will sit among fans participating in #RedsSocial Night on Friday, and Luke and Leia's embattled father will throw out the first pitch before the game. Attendees get a Field Box seat and a signature mug for $30.
After Friday's game the soundtrack for the traditional Rozzi’s fireworks show features music from the entire Star Wars saga.
Also getting in on the action is Toby Foster, 10, from Lexington, Kentucky who will throw out a ceremonial first pitch Saturday while wearing his Stormtrooper costume. Toby is currently battling mitochondrial disease and is a huge fan of both the Reds and the Star Wars universe.
Also on Saturday, the first 20,000 fans in attendance get an exclusive T-shirt featuring the lovable bots C-3PO and R2-D2 being led into battle by a riled up Chewy and a light saber-wielding Mr. Redlegs.
To celebrate "May the Fourth" Day, the Reds are giving away a poster Sunday that features Mr. Red, Yoda and Darth Vader. Reds officials say a surprise character from the film series is scheduled to throw out that games opening pitch.
You can find out more information and buy tickets at Reds.com .
Friday, May 2, 2014 - Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:10 p.m.
- Darth Vader will throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game.
- The Rozzi’s post-game fireworks show soundtrack features music from the entire STAR WARS saga and will start approximately 15 minutes after the end of the game.
- #RedsSocial Night: Fans of the Reds on social media can purchase a special ticket package that includes a Field Box ticket and exclusive STAR WARS mug for just $30.
- STAR WARS characters also will be seated in this section during the game.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:10 p.m.
- Free exclusive STAR WARS™ & Reds themed shirt (adult XL) featuring Mr. Redlegs, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 to the first 20,000 fans.
- Toby Foster, 10, from Lexington, Ky. will throw out a ceremonial first pitch in his Stormtrooper costume. Toby is currently battling mitochondrial disease and is a huge fan of both the Reds and STAR WARS.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 (May the 4th Be With You) - Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 4:10 p.m.
- Free exclusive STAR WARS and Reds themed poster featuring Mr. Red, Yoda and Darth Vader to the first 20,000 fans.
- A STAR WARS™ character will throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game.
- Four for $48: For the Reds games against the Brewers on May 1, 2 and 4, fans can buy four View Level tickets for just $48 and receive four free Reds caps.
- Sundays are family days at the ballpark. One member of the family pays full price and may purchase up to three non-premium tickets at half-price in advance of game day only. Excludes Dugout Box, All You Can Eat Seats, Outer View Level, Value View and Kroger Bleachers