Progressive Field Renovations — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 10

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If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last six

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Indians announce Tribe Fest 2015

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The Cleveland Indians have announced details for Tribe Fest 2015, to be held at Progressive Field on January 24 and 25. The annual fan-centric event — the third bearing the Tribe Fest name — will offer the opportunity for Indians supporters to meet and get autographs from current players as well as Tribe alumni. From

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Cleveland Indians attendance and TV numbers, analytics consultant leaves Cavs: While We’re Waiting…

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Hi, loyal WFNY readers. Have you missed me? Last we talked, I was in Idaho Falls, making my way gradually to my new home here in Eugene, Oregon. When you read this, I’ll still be sleeping (Pacific Coast time!) just before my fourth day of MBA classes. It’s certainly been information overload. The two weeks

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The NBA’s marketing machine is fantastic … While We’re Waiting

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“When’s the schedule coming out?” This was a text I received every few days since LeBron’s return to the Cavaliers. For weeks and weeks, many have been on edge. No official announcement came at first – the NBA had been said to want to delay the release to closer to mid-August. Finally, there was news.

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Video: Listen to Tom Hamilton discuss the history of and changes occurring at Progressive Field

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Your browser does not support iframes. By now, you’ve seen updates and renderings of the changes happening at Progressive Field. Fewer seats, more social areas, more ties to downtown neighborhoods and a two-story, indoor-outdoor bar. But have you heard Tom Hamilton discuss them? Now you have.

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Cleveland Indians unveil new ballpark amenities (with artist renderings)

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The Cleveland Indians announced today that they’ll be doing massive renovations to Progressive Field. Scott was on-hand for the announcements. Indians announce "dynamic changes to Progressive Field" geared toward future. Lead off with video highlights of mid-90s team. — Scott @ WFNY (@WFNYScott) August 7, 2014 Changes will include expanded Kids Clubhouse and renovated bullpens

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Indians plan to renovate Progressive Field over next two years

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The Cleveland Indians are planning an “extensive renovation” of Progressive Field over the next two years, reported Tom Withers of the Associated Press on Wednesday evening. The plans are set to be unveiled during a press conference today. Among the highlights: “interior and exterior modifications to the area stretching from center to right field” and

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Are there more Cleveland Indians statues in the works?

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Are Bob Feller and Jim Thome about to have some company? It appears that the Cleveland Indians have some plans that may include a few more supersized bronze ghosts throughout the confines of Progressive Field. @AZFromCleveland stay tuned… — Mark Shapiro (@MarkShapiro) August 2, 2014 Since the plans were put in place in 2011 for

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Indians implementing analytics to study attendance issues

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The Cleveland Indians were in the postseason a year ago and are seeing attendance numbers continue to fall on a year-over-year basis. Despite two bouts of October baseball in the last seven seasons, they’re certain to finish outside baseball’s top 20 in attendance for the 12th consecutive year. Alas, the team is taking their use of

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High Pressure, Home Cooking

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This is not an article about attendance at Indians games. Not really, anyway. Much has been made about attendance in Cleveland the past few years. A franchise that retired No.455 for THE FANS has cobwebs on its turnstiles. As an alleged “Tribe Town” began regularly pulling in less than 10,000 patrons per game, blame was

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Indians and Verizon partner to roll out new wireless and Wi-Fi network

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Say what you want about the product on the field over the last week or so, but the Cleveland Indians are undoubtedly listening to their fans. In an effort to better connect with fans at Progressive Field, the team, in partnership with Verizon Wireless, has announced a roll-out of what their referring to as new

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Ever wonder how much it costs to propose at Progressive Field?

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Ever wondered how to go about proposing to a loved one within the confines of a sporting event? Ever wonder how much it costs to go about such an endeavor? Well, the kind folks at Swimmingly charted out the costs and details of all 30 Major League Baseball teams and it turns out that our

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The Top Five Tribe Rotations of the Past 20 Years

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With the 20-year anniversary of Jacobs/Progressive Field almost upon us, we will be taking a look at top-fives in each aspect of the Indians on the field.  We started last week with the bullpens and today we will move to the starting rotations. Coming up with five groups was not an easy task. Let’s be honest

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While We’re Waiting… Thoughts on the state of the Cavs

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While We’re Waiting is a space on the WaitingForNextYear website where we share links every day. We’ve been doing it for about four years or so. Denny Mayo used to be much more amusing with his intros, if you recall. You know the drill: Email us with suggestions at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. What are the Cavs right now? Who

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Tuesday’s best tweets about the Indians AL Wild Card game

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With the Indians hosting the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at Progressive Field, I thought it was worthwhile to parse through all of the best pictures on Twitter on Tuesday to share with you on the site. Here, without further bantering, are my favorite 13 best tweets (almost all pictures) from all separate accounts during the

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While We’re Waiting… Fantasy football in NFL stadiums?

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While We’re Waiting is a space on the WaitingForNextYear website where we share links every day. We’ve been doing it for about four years or so. Denny Mayo used to be much more amusing with his intros, if you recall. You know the drill: Email us with suggestions at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Would the Browns ever try out an

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Why we shouldn’t be surprised by the Indians attendance

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No matter what, it’s disappointing. That’s a fair statement for any diehard fan of a competing team like the 2013 Cleveland Indians. You see, these Indians aren’t like the contending teams of the ‘90s for one obvious, over-reported and obnoxious fact: Attendance. This season, through Thursday’s games, Cleveland ranked 28th in the sport with an

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While We’re Waiting… Cleveland’s continued development

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While We’re Waiting is the daily morning link roundup that WFNY has been serving up for breakfast for the last several years. We hope you enjoy the following recent collection of yummy and nutritious Cleveland sports-related articles. Anything else to add? Email us at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Stories on Cleveland’s revitalization are all the rage on the

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Indians to unveil new “Teen Suite” at Progressive Field

The Cleveland Indians will lift the curtain on a new “Teen Suite” at Progressive Field this weekend when the Tribe hosts the Minnesota Twins. Touted as being “perfect” for birthdays, graduation parties and other special celebrations, the Teen Suite features both indoor and outdoor seating options, in addition to a lounge area with video games

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