The 2019 MLB All-Star Game plans to amplify the rock-and-roll history of Cleveland, starting with the event’s logo, officially unveiled Tuesday. But long before the big reveal of the guitar-laden theme came the exploration of all things rock-and-roll, intense typography study diving into album design and plenty of detailing to make the final mark ready for stage lights. Read more and view logos here from SportsLogos.Net.
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The city of Homestead (FL) may demolish its deteriorating baseball stadium, built nearly 30 years ago to serve as a spring training site for the Cleveland Indians before it was decimated by Hurricane Andrew and left abandoned by MLB even after it was rebuilt. Read more here.
The Cleveland Indians plan to ask Cuyahoga County for $8 million to fund the renovation of Progressive Field. According to the organization, the improvements represent areas of the ballpark that need the most attention after 25 years of use. Read more here.
As the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians prepare for a two-game series tonight (4/17) and tomorrow (4/18) at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico, Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com provides us with a telling glimpse into the ballpark preparations in the seven-month aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria that ripped through the island this past September. Read more here.
It’s been announced that the Cleveland Indians plan to disassociate themselves with their Chief Wahoo logo and will no longer wear it on their uniforms or caps following the 2018 season. Read more here. View a timeline of Chief Wahoo here. So what might the Indians uniforms look like in 2019 and beyond? Read more and see photos here.
The Cleveland Indians and their home city will be under the spotlight come 2019, when Cleveland will host the MLB All-Star Game for the sixth time in franchise history. Read more and watch report here.
The Cleveland Indians are planning another round of upgrades at Progressive Field that include fixing up the elevators and putting in new sod on the field. Read more here.
The Cleveland Indians and concessionaire Delaware North have revealed that Happy Dog, Ohio City Burrito and Cleveland Pickle will join the growing list of local favorites to set up shop inside Progressive Field. The new additions will be available in the new Infield District, which will be a part of renovations that are taking place in the main concourse. Read more here.
A new club behind home plate on Progressive Field’s main level highlights the second phase of renovations to the ballpark, the Indians announced Wednesday. Read more here. View renderings here. Read more here from MLB.com reporter Jordan Bastian.
Despite holding the second-worst record in Major League Baseball, attendance for the Cleveland Indians is up by 10 percent over last year, thanks to recent Progressive Field renovations, so says Tribe president Mark Shapiro. Read more here.
The spring-training facility built in Homestead (FL) to house the Cleveland Indians before it was decimated by Hurricane Andrew and left abandoned by MLB even after it was rebuilt, is now the home to the Homestead Police Department. The police are moving out of their old headquarters this week and into a temporary station inside the Homestead Sports Complex. Read more here. Read more about the Homestead ballpark here.
The Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, Jan. 21, announced new partnerships with Melt Bar and Grilled, Barrio and Sweet Moses. The trio of Northeast Ohio-based food businesses to serve as the three main anchors of the neighborhood concept located in the renovated Right Field District at Progressive Field. Read more here.
The Indians plan an extensive renovation of Progressive Field during the next two years, remodeling the 20-year-old downtown ballpark to better connect with their fans. Read more here.
Nike on Friday issued a statement in response to a Native American group’s request that the company stop producing clothing for the Cleveland Indians baseball team featuring the Chief Wahoo logo. Read more here.
The Cleveland Indians reportedly instructed their ballpark ushers on Opening Day to prominently wear stickers promoting the renewal of a Cuyahoga County (OH) sin tax to support upkeep at the city’s sports venues. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – In an effort to better connect with fans at Progressive Field, the Indians, in partnership with Verizon Wireless, have rolled out a new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Wi-Fi network. Continue reading
The city of Cleveland is spending $6.3 million to restore and renovate what’s left of historic League Park, where the Cleveland Indians played in the early 1900s. The project includes installation of an artificial turf baseball field. Read more and view photo gallery here. Go to LeaguePark.org. Go to League Park Wiki page.
As MLB teams head home shortly from spring training to prepare for their regular-season openers, a lack of development and uncertain funding from the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority could leave Glendale and Goodyear (AZ) in tough financial spots after backing the construction of new spring-training ballparks. Read more here.
At a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday, Adam Gockowski of Twinsburg (OH) took the oath of office as the new “Governor of Brohio.” Elected by Cleveland Indians fans, Gockowski will preside over Section 117 at Progressive Field, leading cheers and trying to build enthusiasm on Friday and Saturday nights. Indians player Nick Swisher inspired the Brohio concept. Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Lake Elsinore Storm has officially announced that Vice President/General Manager, Bruce Kessman and Assistant General Manager, Tracy Kessman will be leaving the Storm Family and relocating to Goodyear, AZ. Continue reading
The city of Homestead has turned off the electricity and water service to Homestead Sports Complex, saying La Ley Sports has not paid a utility bill since Sept. 7. The city says the company owes $143,000 in utility payments, including electricity, water and trash. La Ley Sports took control of the facility two summers ago and filed a class action lawsuit against the city last May, claiming that Continue reading
The Cleveland Indians on Thursday announced the rollback of concession prices at Progressive field, including a 33 percent drop in price of a hot dog and a 24 percent drop in the price of a 12-ounce domestic beer. Team president Mark Shapiro said it came in response to fans who have called for more affordable food and drink at the ballpark. Read more here. Read press release here.
La Lay Sports, which took control of Homestead Sports Complex last summer, is once again behind on more than $162,000 on utility and insurance bills. The city is locked in a legal battle with the operator, in part, over the bills. La Ley filed a class action lawsuit against the city in May, claiming that Homestead overbills its utility customers. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Columbus Clippers and the Cleveland Indians announced a two year extension of their player development contract which will now extend through the 2016 season. Continue reading
As developing Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac spins toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti, some can’t help but think about what might have been if monster Hurricane Andrew hadn’t decimated newly-built Homestead Sports Complex 21 years ago before the Cleveland Indians moved in. The spring-training facility was rebuilt in 1993, but the Indians had already gone elsewhere, and no Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On the 65th anniversary of his groundbreaking integration into the American League, Indians Hall of Famer Larry Doby will be remembered with a street commemoration and on-field ceremony on July 6. Continue reading
La Lay Sports, which took control of Homestead Sports Complex last summer, has reportedly failed to carry the required insurance on the property and still owes the city $29,000 in past-due utility bills. A number of liens have also been filed against the stadium property. The owner of La Lay also appears to be in personal financial trouble. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers announce that the Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Cleveland Indians has been extended for a period of two years keeping the Scrappers affiliated with the Indians through the 2014 season. The Scrappers have been affiliated with the Indians since the inaugural season in 1999. Continue reading
Wake up, Detroit! The Cleveland City Council has approved spending $5 million to restore League Park (1891-1946), the former home of the Cleveland Spiders, featuring legendary pitcher Cy Young, and the Cleveland Indians. Plans include restoring the ticket house and bleacher wall, creating a Major League-size diamond in the same place as the original, and constructing a community Continue reading
A new 18-foot-wide helix wind turbine developed by a Cleveland State University professor will be installed on top of Progressive Field, home of the Clevelend Indians, by March. Brad Mohr, assistant director of ballpark operations, said he was approached by CSU officials about the project after speaking at a meeting about the team’s commitment to sustainability. Read more and view turbine here.
The Homestead Sports Complex was built in 1991 as the new spring training home for the Cleveland Indians. A monster hurricane then decimated it before the Indians moved in. The ballpark was rebuilt in 1993, but the Indians had already gone elsewhere, and no other MLB team came calling. Now, after 20 years without a real tenant, the city has inked a deal with La Lay Sports. Read more here.