Cinergy Field was a technical marvel at the time. The Reds had been playing in Crosley Field since 1912... an older vintage ballpark. In comparison, this was the advent of the modern... the newest in architectural design coming to Cincinnati. This relatively stoic and unemotional sea of concrete may have had no personality but Cincinnati threw its arms around it as much as they could. Players were thrilled to have a modern clubhouse, announcers had a real booths to broadcast from and the press had air conditioned accomodations. It was love at first convenient sight.