Case Number 115126 - Batter Up!

Contact: Doug Nienaber
Phone: 513-558-3098

Description:  This summer to commemorate Cincinnati’s hosting of the MLB All-Star Game and the 146-year history of Cincinnati’s professional baseball team — the first in the nation — students and faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning created an interactive art installation titled 146 Years, Game On! 146 Years, Game On! is a sculpture made of 3,884 baseballs — 1,869 for the founding of the Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1869 plus 2,015 for this year. The balls form a 20-foot-wide by 14-foot-high arc, which will be on display until late September.

Integrated within the sculpture is a novel shade structure that we believe could be used in a variety of situations. These uses include your backyard, as a dugout covering at the ball park and public parks.