Progressive Field was also known as Jacobs Field (in the honor of former team owner David and Richard Jacobs) or The Jack. On January 11, 2008, Progressive Corporation purchased the naming rights at a cost of $57.6 million for 16 years, and later its name was changed to Progressive Field. It is located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and is the home ballpark of the American League team Cleveland Indians.
The ballpark was opened on April 4, 1994, and was ranked as a Major League Baseball (MLB) best stadium in the 2008 Sports Illustrated fan poll. The first match was played on April 4, 1994, between the Indians and the Seattle Mariners, which the Indians won 4-3. It hosted its first World Series in 1995, in which the Indians lost to the Atlanta Braves.
Cleveland Indians is situated in –
2401 Ontario Street
Cleveland, Ohio – 44115,
Design of the Progressive Field was proposed by the architect firm Populous, and the construction cost was $ 175 million. Populous designed it as a retro-modern ballpark (incorporated with modern-looking elements), with stepped tiers, a smaller upper deck, and asymmetrical fences of varying heights, which is similar to the design of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Seats at the Progressive Field are among the most comfortable in the game with more leg room due to wider passageways.
• Surface – Kentucky bluegrass.
• Capacity – 45, 199.
• Left field – 325 feet (99 m).
• Right field – 325 feet (99 m).
• Center field – 405 feet (123 m).
• Right-center field – 375 feet (114 m).
• Left-center field – 370 feet (113 m).
• Fence height
– Center and right fields – 8 feet (2 m).
– Left field – 19 feet (6 m).
• It is enlightened by 19 toothbrush-shaped vertical light towers, which are about 218 feet above the playing field (200 feet above a street level).
• Beverages and Food stands are available throughout the stadium; selling foods, snacks, sodas and beer.
• There are forty-one restrooms located throughout the stadium.
• The Terrace Club, glass-enclosed multi-level restaurant, is located along the left field foul line that offers an upstairs bar, fine upscale cuisine, and table seating.
• Heritage Park that serves as the Indians Hall of Fame and club history museum is located behind the center field fence.
• There is a Kidsland, which gives kids the opportunity to play with a range of toys. Also, there is a kid’s team shop and concession for kids.