When will Cleveland host the MLB All-Star Game again?

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This month, for the first time since 1997, Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game returns to Ohio. Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati will host baseball’s best and brightest for the 86th Midsummer Classic. Hosting the All-Star Game presents a platform for the host city/region to promote not only its ballclub but also its local culture

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A picture is worth 1,600 words

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The old saying is a picture says 1,000 words. This one says 40,000. It’s the middle of the summer. OK, so the weather in Cleveland was less than ideal Tuesday night, but even if it was (and has been at times), people still are not filing in to watch the Indians take the field. Even

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Cleveland Indians Aim To Back Bounce In July

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If a potential trend within the first three months of the season is indeed emerging, the Cleveland Indians are in for a big month as the baseball calendar turns to July—and they sure need it. The Indians went 7-14 in April, 17-12 in May, and are a dismal 9-15 in June with one game left

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Photos: First look at “The Corner” at Progressive Field

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With the Cleveland Indians’ home opener set to tip off this Friday afternoon, the team let a select few individuals inside “The Corner”, the brand new, two-story bar located in right field, for a bit of a sneak peek. Nearly 11,000 square feet of brick, wood and glass, “The Corner” represents the team’s ongoing efforts

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Killing the “Dolans are Cheap” narrative with @sportsyelling and @BrutalStephanie – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-05

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The much-anticipated second part of the WFNY podcast with @sportsyelling and @BrutalStephanie is here. For the record, this was recorded before Corey Kluber signed an extension with the team. We talk about the Cleveland Indians and their upcoming season in-depth. The “Dolanz are Cheapz” narrative Has the “Dolans are cheap” narrative been killed off? Trying

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Indians to offer $13 and $10 ticket options for 2015

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Though the snow is tearing through the streets of Cleveland, the Indians are making plans to incorporate their new right field amenities within their ticket sales. Though not included in Opening Day and any multi-game packages, the $13 “District Ticket” will provide fans with the experience of the two-story Right Field District at Progressive Field

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Celebrating humanity in sport, and gearing up for Tribe season: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy it’s-how-freaking-cold-outside-again-day, Blawg Pound. If you are fortunate enough to have a car, I hope that you are also fortunate enough to have a garage. I wrote a week ago that this winter hadn’t been that bad. I retract that sentiment, and extend a solemn, respectful middle finger to Mother Nature. I would like to spend this

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Cleveland Indians, MLB toying with earlier start times

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Baseball fans who are used to those 7:05 p.m. starts may have to adjust their schedules a bit or 2015. The Cleveland Indians, with the help of their opponents and MLB scheduling, will have a host of games starting at earlier times this coming season, with an announcement as to why coming in the next

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Indians bolster Progressive Field concessions with Melt, Barrio, and Sweet Moses

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The Indians’ win total could very well expand this season. Fans at Progressive Field may see their waistlines do the same. The team announced Wednesday that it is introducing new food options at the ballpark this year, headlined by the additions of local establishments Melt Bar and Grilled, Barrio, and Sweet Moses. All three will be located in

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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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Removed Progressive Field seats to sell for $600 per pair?

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Selling garbage-bound chairs? This is bound to go over well.

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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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