An Indian Summer Begins
Hope springs eternal at the newly renovated Progressive Field
Opening Day in Cleveland is truly a holiday the whole city celebrates. On April 4th you can expect to see downtown flooded with people wearing Tribe t-shirts and (probably) hoodies from local clothing stores as they pour out of watering holes all around Progressive Field. The start of the baseball season brings optimism to Indians fans and it's an event you'll want to get there early for.
Curtis Danburg, Senior Director of Communications for the Indians, was excited to share that for the first time ever they'll be hosting their pregame District Block Party inside the stadium in center and right field around the Corner Bar complete with live music. Gates open at 2 pm and first pitch vs. the Boston Red Sox is at 4 pm leaving plenty of time for fans to embrace all the pageantry of Opening Day including live pregame shows from WTAM 1100 and Sports Time Ohio as well as all the latest renovations.
Fans can expect to see a dynamic change in the stadium experience as the Indians have taken the open atmosphere that they instituted last year in center field and right field and expanded on that idea around the entire stadium. This means that no matter where you are on the concourse you'll have a great view of the field. Behind home plate fans will discover the new season ticket holders lounge and throughout the stadium you'll find concession "districts" designed to represent the different areas of Cleveland including places like Tremont and Ohio City. These new districts also bring with them local food options including Cleveland Pickle, Happy Dog and Ohio City Burrito to go along with the additions last year like Melt, Barrio and Sweet Moses.
Curtis said, "The idea behind the renovations is to provide better fan circulation, to let people get around the stadium easier and be more connected to the game experience no matter where they are in the ball park. We also made the Progressive Field experience unique by providing fans the opportunity to have the local neighborhood feel of the city while enjoying great food you can only find here in Cleveland." Curtis also mentioned the great value in both the District Ticket and the Key Bank Kids' Value Ticket both of which cost less than $15 through May.
The Indians have spent the last two years fully upgrading Progressive Field to make sure fans feel connected to the game and the city itself at all times. Make sure you're one of the first ones to experience the new Progressive Field by joining the festivities on Opening Day!