Cleveland Indians to renovate 20-year-old Progressive Field

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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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<span class="blurb">The Mezzanine concourse also will be enhanced, with new, improved amenities and space to enjoy family outings and Tribe baseball. </span><span class="blurb">(Cleveland Indians)</span>
Cleveland Indians to renovate 20-year-old Progressive Field
The Mezzanine concourse also will be enhanced, with new, improved amenities and space to enjoy family outings and Tribe baseball. (Cleveland Indians)
<span class="blurb">The team will expand the Kids Clubhouse that was built in 2012 to better connect baseball and families. The new facility will be two stories, offering more accessible, safe and convenient space for kids of all ages. </span><span class="blurb">(Cleveland Indians)</span>
Cleveland Indians to renovate 20-year-old Progressive Field
The team will expand the Kids Clubhouse that was built in 2012 to better connect baseball and families. The new facility will be two stories, offering more accessible, safe and convenient space for kids of all ages. (Cleveland Indians)
<span class="blurb">The new neighborhood bar also will provide another new space to celebrate the team's rich history. </span><span class="blurb">(Cleveland Indians)</span>
Cleveland Indians to renovate 20-year-old Progressive Field
The new neighborhood bar also will provide another new space to celebrate the team's rich history. (Cleveland Indians)
<span class="blurb">The renovations will include a new social gathering space sought by millennials -- a two-story bar with views unmatched in Cleveland. </span><span class="blurb">(Cleveland Indians)</span>
Cleveland Indians to renovate 20-year-old Progressive Field
The renovations will include a new social gathering space sought by millennials -- a two-story bar with views unmatched in Cleveland. (Cleveland Indians)
<span class="blurb">The team will incorporate some of the city's most popular neighborhoods into the new Gate C concourse space, taking landmarks and the best local brands in food and drink from Ohio City, Tremont and more and integrating them into the ballpark. </span><span class="blurb">(Cleveland Indians)</span>
Cleveland Indians to renovate 20-year-old Progressive Field
The team will incorporate some of the city's most popular neighborhoods into the new Gate C concourse space, taking landmarks and the best local brands in food and drink from Ohio City, Tremont and more and integrating them into the ballpark. (Cleveland Indians)
<span class="blurb">The Gate C area will help connect fans to the players. With new bullpens, fans will have better views of our and the visiting team's players warming up -- including a small group of very exclusive seats in front of the bullpens. </span><span class="blurb">(Cleveland Indians)</span>
Cleveland Indians to renovate 20-year-old Progressive Field
The Gate C area will help connect fans to the players. With new bullpens, fans will have better views of our and the visiting team's players warming up -- including a small group of very exclusive seats in front of the bullpens. (Cleveland Indians)
<span class="blurb">The new Gate C area will provide amazing external views of the ballpark for Clevelanders to enjoy every day while integrating the stunning views of the city skyline. </span><span class="blurb">(Cleveland Indians)</span>
Cleveland Indians to renovate 20-year-old Progressive Field
The new Gate C area will provide amazing external views of the ballpark for Clevelanders to enjoy every day while integrating the stunning views of the city skyline. (Cleveland Indians)
<span class="blurb">There will be a dramatic new entrance at the now-obstructed Gate C area, while also providing a new space to celebrate the history of Cleveland Indians baseball. </span><span class="blurb">(Cleveland Indians)</span>
Cleveland Indians to renovate 20-year-old Progressive Field
There will be a dramatic new entrance at the now-obstructed Gate C area, while also providing a new space to celebrate the history of Cleveland Indians baseball. (Cleveland Indians)
<span class="blurb">The goal of the renovation is to help the team maintain Progressive Field's status as one of sports' most recognizable facilities and ensure the ballpark meets the changing demands of today's fans. (Cleveland Indians)</span>
Cleveland Indians to renovate 20-year-old Progressive Field
The goal of the renovation is to help the team maintain Progressive Field's status as one of sports' most recognizable facilities and ensure the ballpark meets the changing demands of today's fans. (Cleveland Indians)

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