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Today in Tribe History: February 8, 1931

February 8, 2018 |

Principal Cleveland Indians owner Larry Dolan is born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 8, 1931

February 8, 2017 |

Principal Cleveland Indians owner Larry Dolan is born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Read More

Today in Tribe History: February 8, 1931

February 8, 2015 |

Principle Cleveland Indians owner Larry Dolan is born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

The northeast Ohio native attended St. Ignatius High School and the University of Notre Dame. He served two years in the United States Marine Corps before working as … Read More

Indians Announce Major Enhancements to Progressive Field

August 7, 2014 |

In an effort to provide a different and unique fan experience, the Cleveland Indians are making changes to Progressive Field for the 2015 season.

Thursday the Indians announced a plan to make major enhancements this offseason, aimed at adapting to fans’ expectations for their ballpark experience. Enhancements will include a new two-story bar, a group seating area, new placement of the bullpens and a new open, dramatic Gate C in right field. The project, with support from Delaware North is completely privately funded.

“Fans have changed the way they interact with baseball and other forms of entertainment. As a result, we have to adapt by creating new, compelling experiences to evolve our ballpark to align with fans’ interests,” Indians President Mark Shapiro said. “We’re proud to provide targeted, new experiences that enhance the connection between Progressive Field and revitalizing city around us.”

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Indians’ Attendance Issues Have Spanned Over 65 Years

December 3, 2013 |

This week the DTTWLN staff is doing an in-depth look at the Cleveland Indians attendance. While everyone knows the Indians have an attendance problem, how they necessarily got to this point appears to be an explanation with many answers including play on the field, population and economic changes and improvements in technology. Regardless of the reasons, one thing is certain, the Indians have an attendance problem. Today, we examine the historical aspect of the Indians’ attendance.

Previous Stories This Week:
From the Perfect Storm to the Indians Attendance Disaster by Bob Toth
Times Have Changed While Indians Attendance Issues Have Worsened by Mike Brandyberry

 

In 1946, new Indians owner Bill Veeck made a decision that in the short term helped the Tribe but in the long term almost ruined them – or forced their relocation.

Veeck headed a syndicate that bought the Indians for $2.2 million, and he took over as managing partner in June 1946. After that year, he decided that the Indians would leave League Park at East 66th and Lexington in favor of Municipal Stadium, at the end of East Ninth Street at the lakefront.

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Times Have Changed While Indians Attendance Issues Have Worsened

December 2, 2013 |

This week the DTTWLN staff is doing an in-depth look at the Cleveland Indians attendance. While everyone knows the Indians have an attendance problem, how they necessarily got to this point appears to be an explanation with many answers including play on the field, population and economic changes and improvements in technology. Regardless of the reasons, one thing is certain, the Indians have an attendance problem. Today, we look at changes in society and Cleveland since the end of the Perfect Storm.

Previous Stories This Week:
From the Perfect Storm to the Indians Attendance Disaster by Bob Toth

 

In 2013, the Cleveland Indians were 92-70, good for a tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the seventh best record in Major League Baseball.

The Indians drew 1,572,926 fans in 2013, good 29th out of 30 Major League Baseball in front of just the Tampa Bay Rays.

Those two statistics don’t add up. Especially not in Cleveland, a town that prides itself on its undying passion for their sports teams.

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