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Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro talks about the new climate-controlled, two-story bar in right field at Progressive Field Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Cleveland. The changes to Progressive Field will include a new two-story bar, and an expanded section for children and other amenities. Most of the changes will be in the right-field sections. The work is expected to be mostly completed by opening day next season and will reduce seating capacity from 43,000 to about 38,000. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland Indians to renovate 20-year-old Progressive Field

Yahoo Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians are making extensive renovations to 20-year-old Progressive Field, a move that team officials say will improve the fan experience but will reduce capacity at the downtown ballpark by about 5,000 seats.

Team owner Paul Dolan and the Indians' concessionaire, Delaware North Companies, will pay for the improvements.

The renovations are expected to be done in time for next season's home opener, Shapiro said, but he cautioned that the completion schedule will depend on winter weather and other factors. The changes will cut the capacity from 43,000 seats to about 38,000.
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