About Progressive Field
Ohio: the little state that has some big claims to fame. Did you know the most NASA astronauts have come from Ohio than any state? But there’s more that makes Ohio great, especially when it comes to pro sports. Progressive Field, the home of the Cleveland Indians, is another great reason to visit Ohio!
History of Progressive Field
Originally known as Jacobs Field when it opened in 1994, this open-air ballpark was built to replace Cleveland Stadium so the Indians wouldn’t have to share a venue with the Browns anymore. Progressive bought naming rights in 2008, but the old name has been hard to shake; in fact, many hardcore Indians fans will still call Progressive Field “The Jake” in honor of its original name.
Whatever it’s called, Progressive Field has been a major boon for the Indians’ fortunes. Since they moved, the team has won 10 Central Division titles and hosted the playoffs 11 different times. Whatever mojo this place has, it’s really rubbing off!
What Makes Progressive Field Events So Special?
First and foremost, Progressive Field is the ballpark that made the Indians stand out. Second, even though it was built in 1994 the stadium has undergone extensive renovations over the years to keep up with the Joneses, making it a fun and comfortable place to catch a game.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Progressive Field located?
Progressive Field is situated in the heart of downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
What kind of events does Progressive Field host?
As a baseball-only stadium, it’s not really used for any other sporting events, though there was a college hockey game hosted in 2012 there. Other events include Progressive Field concerts, with big names like Jimmy Buffett, Billy Joel, and others spending some time there on national tours in the past. Most of the time, though, Progressive Field is all about Indians baseball, baby.
Which team is playing at Progressive Field?
The Cleveland Indians (MLB) have been rocking it at Progressive Field since 1994, and show no signs of stopping anytime soon.
Where can I park for free at Progressive Field?
As parking is shared with Cleaveland’s basketball team, it can become hectic when more than one event is taking place. However, there are plenty of parking spaces available, with a number of lots surrounding the stadium that offer spots for $5-$20. For cheaper parking, you can park in the nearby Ohio City, and the official Indians shuttle will pick you up at the intersection of Market Avenue and W. 25th St and bring you right to the stadium for the Progressive Field sporting event.
What is the seating capacity of Progressive Field?
Progressive Field events can seat a total of 34,788 fans.
Who owns Progressive Field?
Progressive Field is owned by Cuyahoga County.
How do I get to Progressive Field using public transport?
Fans looking for a way to avoid parking altogether have come to the right place. There are a number of public transport options available that will drop you off in time for the Progressive Field event. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus system has a number of routes that serve the venue, and the same goes for the Rapid Transit Rail. the city has free Downtown Trolleys, so you can park anywhere downtown and hop on a trolley to the game! The E-Line and B-Line operate 7 am–7 pm Monday through Friday.