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Cleveland Guardians (formerly Cleveland Indians) Games
Cleveland is the northernmost mid-sized city in Ohio, home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Lake Erie. Although a modest city in the Midwest, the sports fans are fiercely loyal. When it comes to baseball, the team that matters to locals is the Cleveland Indians. They are an American professional baseball team that competes in Major League Baseball (MLB). To learn more about them, keep reading.
Cleveland has a longstanding relationship with baseball. In the mid-1800s, the first amateur teams and leagues set up in the city. A couple of these amateur clubs were upgraded to professional teams by the National Association of Base Ball Players, such as the Forest City of Cleveland team in 1871. Although this first foray into professional baseball was short lived, when MLB started up, Cleveland was a clear focus. A minor league club from Grand Rapids, Michigan – the Indians -- relocated to Cleveland in 1900 and was luckily granted major league status the following year. Since then, the team now known as the Cleveland Indians has carried on the torch of professional baseball in the city. In the team’s long history, it has gone through a number of names: Cleveland Bluebirds, Blues, Cleveland Bronchos, Naps, and more.
When it comes to rivalries, the Cleveland Indians stick close to home. Just north in Detroit, there is heat with the Tigers. In the southern part of Ohio, the Cincinnati Reds pose a regular threat to the Cleveland Indians. According to some Cleveland Indians fans pages such as Let’s Go Tribe, there are several other rivalries to consider, such as the Kansas City Royals. These more changeable rivalries depend largely on the team’s performance and competitors within the league, especially within the Central Division and East division.
For those interested in visiting the Cleveland Indians on their home grounds and following the rivalries face-to-face, visit Progressive Field. Located in the downtown area, the baseball park can hold 35,000 fans, though record attendance has eclipsed 45,000. Although the park opened in 1994, it continues to impress visitors. In recent years, Sports Illustrated fan polls have pegged Progressive Field as the best ballpark in the United States. Progressive Field is the Cleveland Indians’ first baseball-focused venue. Prior to it, the team shared Cleveland Stadium with the Cleveland Browns in the National Football League.
Regardless of what happens on the field, the Cleveland Indians maintain an impressive amount of fan support and engagement. Between 1995 and 2001, the Cleveland Indians sold out nearly 500 home games. Millions of people diligently follow the team. The sellout streak set a record in MLB, and it was maintained until 2008 when it was smashed by the Boston Red Sox. Clearly, Cleveland packs grit that keeps fans engaged and coming back. To experience this city pride first-hand, check out the ticket schedule for the upcoming season.