When is the Cincinnati Reds 2023 home opener?

Washington Nationals v Cincinnati Reds Opening Day 2018
Washington Nationals v Cincinnati Reds Opening Day 2018 / Joe Robbins/GettyImages

Cincinnati Reds fans won't have to wait for the 2023 home opener as they did in 2022. This year, the Reds will be able to play in front of their home fans from the very first pitch. The 2022 Opening Day start on the road was just weird, right?

The Reds will get back on track with their long, rich tradition of starting the new season at home. So when is Cincinnati's first home game in 2023? Along with the entire league, the Reds will play their first game of the season on March 30th with the first pitched slated to take place at 4:10 PM ET.

Opening Day in Cincinnati is an event like no other. Being able to give the fans that experience again after no fans at all in 2020, limited capacity in 2021, and a year off in 2022, will make it all the more special.

When is the Cincinnati Reds 2023 home opener?

The Findlay Market Parade early in the afternoon, the block party down by The Banks. What more could you ask for? Don't ask about the weather - I got nothing for you there. It is Ohio weather after all.

The Reds' opponent for the opening series of 2023 will be the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cincinnati's overall record versus Pittsburgh on Opening Day is 10-19. However, the Redlegs have taken the last two matchups against the Buccos in both 2015 & 2019.

Including last season's opener on the road in Atlanta, the Reds have won five of the last eight Opening Day games. Playing against a struggling franchise like the Pirates, the Reds have the opportunity to build on that success at the end of the month.

With spring training in full swing, Opening Day lineups, along with starting pitcher projections will start to get clearer by the day. Keep an eye out for the latest roster projections and fringe players looking to make their way to Cincinnati for what is sure to be a fun afternoon of baseball the Queen City.

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