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SportsLogos.Net Takes a Look at the 2019 MLB All-Star Game Logo

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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Homestead May Demolish ‘Pink Elephant’

Homestead Sports Complex LogoThe 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.

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Indians Seeking $8 Million for Progressive Field Improvements

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.

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MLB Returns to Puerto Rico, Mock Talks Impact of Hurricanes

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.

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Cleveland Indians Ditching Chief Wahoo

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.

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Indians to Host 2019 MLB All-Star Game

Cleveland Indians LogoThe 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.

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More Upgrades for Progressive Field

Cleveland Indians LogoThe 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.

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Comparing the World Series Ballparks

Chicago Cubs LogoCleveland Indians LogoAs the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians prepare to meet in Game 1 of the 2016 MLB World Series on Tuesday, Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has posted his annual comparison of the two ballparks we’ll see in this year’s Fall Classic.  Read more here.  View World Series game schedule here.

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Indians Expand Concessions with Local Favorites

Cleveland Indians LogoThe 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.

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Indians Announce Next Round of Progressive Renovations

Cleveland Indians LogoA 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.

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Tribe President: Ballpark Renovations Bolstering Attendance

Cleveland Indians LogoDespite 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.

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Police Department Relocates to ‘Pink Elephant’

Homestead Sports Complex LogoThe 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.

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Indians’ New Two-Story Bar Named ‘The Corner’

Cleveland Indians LogoAnother piece of the Cleveland Indians’ renovations is coming into clearer view, as the team announced Thursday the name for its two-story bar in the Right Field District at Progressive Field — The Corner.  Read more here.  Watch video here.  View construction gallery here.

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Local Flavor Coming to Progressive Field’s Neighborhood-Themed Right Field District

Cleveland Indians LogoThe 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.

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Remodel of Progressive Field Begins

Cleveland Indians LogoThe Bob Feller statue was removed from Progressive Field’s Gate C area Friday as the Cleveland Indians begin planned renovations of the stadium.  Read more and watch news report hereView renovation renderings here.  As a side note, check out the Bob Feller Museum here.

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Cleveland’s Historic League Park Prepares for Grand Reopening Saturday (UPDATED)

Cleveland Indians 1915-1920League Park, home of the Cleveland Indians from 1901-1046, will reopen Saturday after a $6.3 million renovationRead more here.  View photos here and hereView old photos of the ballpark here. UPDATED:  View photos of the grand re-opening event hereWatch video here.

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Indians Unveil Renderings of Progressive Field Improvements

Cleveland Indians LogoAs a follow up to our post Thursday about the renovations coming to Progressive Field, the Cleveland Indians have unveiled renderings of the project.  View renderings gallery here.  Read more and watch videos here and here.

 

 

 

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Indians Plan to Renovate Progressive Field

Cleveland Indians LogoThe 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.

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Nike Issues Statement on Use of Chief Wahoo

Nike LogoCleveland Indians LogoNike 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.

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Wear Your Pro-Sin Tax Stickers!

Cleveland Indians LogoThe 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

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Cleveland’s League Park in Pictures

Cleveland Indians 1915-1920As Cleveland prepares to reopen what’s left of League Park, the original home of the Cleveland Indians, this summer after a $6 million restoration, Cleveland Scene has posted 20 vintage photos of the old ballpark in its prime.  Read more and view gallery hereWatch dedication video here.

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Indians Partner with Verizon Wireless to Offer In-Ballpark 4G LTE and Wi-Fi

Cleveland Indians LogoPRESS 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

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Cleveland’s Historic League Park Getting $6M Restoration

Cleveland Indians 1915-1920The 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 hereGo to LeaguePark.orgGo to League Park Wiki page.

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Spring Training Ballpark Debt

Chicago White Sox LogoDodgers LogoAs 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 Cleveland Indians LogoGoodyear (AZ) in tough financial spots after backing the construction of new spring-training ballparks.  Read more here.Cincinnati Reds Logo

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Gockowski Sworn in as ‘Governor of Brohio’

Cleveland Indians LogoAt 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.

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Storm GM Departing for Spring-Training Gig

Lake Elsinore Storm Eyes SmallPRESS 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

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City Shuts Off Water, Power to ‘Pink Elephant’

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

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Indians Lower Food and Drink Prices

Cleveland Indians LogoThe 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 hereRead press release here.

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Woes Continue for ‘Pink Elephant’

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

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Clippers, Indians Extend PDC

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

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“Pink Elephant” A Symbol of What Might Have Been

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

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Indians to Honor Hall of Famer, Groundbreaker Larry Doby with New Street Friday

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

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Bring on the Wind at Progressive Field

As a follow up to the Cleveland Indians renewable energy story we posted back in October, the innovative wind turbine designed by Cleveland State University professor Dr. Majid Rashidi has finally been mounted atop Progressive Field. Continue reading

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More Bad News for ‘Pink Elephant’

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

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Indians, Scrappers Renew PDC

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

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Neighborhood Revitalization Renovation on Deck for Cleveland’s League Park

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

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Outdoor College Hockey Event at Ballpark a Success

This story didn’t get as much national ink as the NHL’s Winter Classic, but 25,864 fans showed up at Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, on Sunday to watch Michigan defeat Ohio State 4-1 in the Frozen Diamond Faceoff.  Read more hereView photo gallery here.

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Goodyear Ballpark Wins Two National Awards

PRESS RELEASE – Goodyear Ballpark received two awards from the International Festivals & Events Association, including the 2011 Pinnacle Gold Award for Best Overall Sponsorship for the third consecutive year since first participating in the competition in 2009. Continue reading

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Progressive Field: Wind Turbine Testing Ground

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.

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“Pink Elephant” Finally Gets Tenant

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.

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