Cleveland Indians: 5 secrets you might not know about Progressive Field

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5 Progressive Field secrets that should be known to all fans of the Cleveland Indians.

Progressive Field turned 26 in 2020, and what a run it’s been. The ballpark is still one of Major League Baseball’s crown jewels, a retro throwback to when baseball stadiums were cathedrals.

The ballpark’s hosted 455 consecutive sell outs and two All-Star games. It’s played host to 19 postseason series, including three World Series. The Corner has seen seen a pretty stellar run, considering old Municipal Stadium had gone 39 years without seeing playoff game the Indians stopped playing there in 1993.

Progressive Field has undergone several upgrades and renovations, especially in the last 10 years as the current ownership keeps the park up with the times.

Noticeable changes include the nosebleed seats being torn out of right field, in addition to upper box seats being moved from behind home plate. Plus, there’s the The Corner, which fosters a bar-like atmosphere just beyond right field.

The Indians’ lease at Progressive Field is up in three years, but expectations are that baseball will continue to be played on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario for a long time.

As with every ballpark, Jacobs Field, or Progressive Field, has it’s fair share of secrets, and these five especially, should be of particular interest.