Reds open station for nursing moms at GABP

Reds open station for nursing moms at GABP

PHOENIX -- The Reds are making sure new mothers can take care of their children in comfort while attending games at Great American Ball Park.

The Reds will provide a new, private stadium space where mothers can breast- or bottle-feed their children, as well as change diapers, the club announced Monday. The area will include gliders, private restrooms, a kitchenette, a refrigerator and lockers.

There will also be flat-screen TVs installed so mothers won't miss any of the action, and toys will be available to help keep other toddlers busy.

Reds chief operating officer Phil Castellini told ESPN he came up with the idea after numerous stadium operations workers told him more and more women were asking where they could nurse their children at the ballpark.

"It just didn't make sense that we would put a couple chairs in the women's bathrooms," said Castellini, a father of five.

The space was built by Fischer Homes and is sponsored by Pampers.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.