Any remaining pitchers and catchers who have not reported to Goodyear, Arizona, for the start of the Cleveland Indians 2016 Spring Training activities are scheduled to arrive to the camp by Wednesday, February 17.
To celebrate, the Cleveland Indians are hosting a “Spring Training Report Day” party at Happy Dog, one of three new food vendors set to debut at Progressive Field this season. Fans interested in the free event can join radio voice Jim Rosenhaus and former Indians pitcher/current Fox Sports SportsTime Ohio analyst Jensen Lewis from 6-8 PM at the Happy Dog location at 5801 Detroit Avenue for a Q&A, giveaways, and appearances from Tribe mascots.
Rosenhaus and Lewis will host the Q&A session. There will be an Opening Day ticket giveaway to one lucky fan in attendance (two tickets to be won) as well as other Indians giveaways. Fans can also take part in the happy hour beer specials provided and the signature gourmet all-beef and veggie-vegan hot dogs served at the restaurant with 50 different toppings. Fries and tots are also available. The “Modern Kicks Comedy with Jimmie Graham” show will begin in the Underdog (Happy Dog basement) following for a $5 admission price, with doors opening at 8PM for the event and the show starting shortly thereafter.
The Detroit Avenue location is the original spot and one of two Happy Dog restaurants in the greater Cleveland area (the other opened in late 2014 at the Euclid Tavern). It is centrally located in Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway neighborhood as part of the Gordon Square Arts District at the corner of West 58th and Detroit Avenue.
It is open seven days a week, with hours Monday-Wednesday from 4PM-12:30AM, Thursday-Saturday from 11AM-2:30AM, and Sunday hours from 11AM-12:30AM.
For more information about Happy Dog, go to happydogcleveland.com.
Happy Dog is joined at Progressive Field in 2016 by Ohio City Burrito and Cleveland Pickle and will share the facilities with Barrio, Dynomite Burgers, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Melt Bar and Grilled, and Sweet Moses.
A press release indicated that more news regarding the new Infield District would be announced prior to Opening Day.
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