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Great American Ball Park

The Great American Ballpark has two major architectural features of the ballpark that make it different from other fields are “the gap,” a space in the upper levels of the grandstands along the third-base line, and the “Power Stacks” in right-center field, made to look like the smoke stacks of steamboats.  The gap in the third-base side stands is meant to give spectators a view of downtown Cincinnati, since the outfield opens onto vistas of the state of Kentucky across the Ohio River.  It is also hypothesized to aid airflow toward the outfield, which may help fly balls reach the seats.  

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Great American Ball Park

Great American Ball Park

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