Cincinnati Reds: Three potential neutral sites for postseason baseball

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CINCINNATI, OH – APRIL 03: Fans file into Great American Ballpark before the start of the Philadelphia Phillies against the Cincinnati Reds (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Reports say that the playoffs could be expanded and neutral sites may be considered. If that’s true, where could the Cincinnati Reds play in November?

Okay, maybe we’re getting a bit ahead of ourselves, but Reds Country felt good about their team’s chances of making the playoffs heading into spring training. With a shorten-season increasingly more likely, the potential exists for the Cincinnati Reds to play their postseason games away from Great American Ball Park. Where might fans have to go to see their team play?

Again, we know this is very optimistic. After all, we don’t even know if or when the 2020 season will commence. However, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, as part of a deal between Major League Baseball and the player’s association, the season can be stretched into the month of October.

Rosenthal also adds that a potential expansion to the playoffs may be part of an agreement and include neutral sites for postseason baseball. Jon Heyman, an insider at MLB Network, is reporting that Major League Baseball may expand the playoffs from 10 to 14 teams this season as a way to boost excitement and increase revenue.

All of this information got us to thinking; where could the Cincinnati Reds play potential playoff games in November? Obviously Novembers in the Queen City are not conducive to playing baseball outdoors, so where the Reds find an autumn home should they qualify for the postseason in 2020?

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