Tribe Fest to offer fans unprecedented access and personal interaction with Indians players and more

Tribe Fest

The Indians announced a unique new event will take place this winter to get Tribe fans ready for the 2013 season. Progressive Field will host Tribe Fest, presented by KeyBank, on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20.

Tribe Fest was designed based on the feedback of Tribe fans from previous team events, and will offer fans of all ages unprecedented access to Indians players, coaches, and alumni.

“We want to provide our fans an opportunity to have personal interaction with our players, with the ballpark, our broadcasters, and many members of our front office,” said Indians’ Senior Director of Marketing Sanaa Julien. “Those personal interactions are what create lifelong memories for our fans.”

The event will feature a large contingent of current Indians players, including second baseman Jason Kipnis, catcher Carlos Santana, infielder Mike Aviles, third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall, and pitchers Vinnie Pestano, Carlos Carrasco, Corey Kluber, Zach McAllister and Cody Allen.

In addition to meeting the players, taking photos and getting autographs, fans will have the opportunity to take part in a range of interactive activities.

“We’ll open locations that are typically closed off on game days,” said Julien. “That includes the batting cages, the clubhouse, press interview room, and we’ll have at least a dozen players plus alumni and our broadcast teams.”

Tribe Fest will take place from Noon to 6:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday, with most activities taking place in the indoor service levels of Progressive Field. Kids 12 and under can attend the event for free and regular admission is $10.

All tickets will be delivered via mail and fans are encouraged to buy tickets early as there is a limited supply available. All attendees must print and fill out a waiver to enter the ballpark, and Gate A will serve as the entrance for the event.

CLICK HERE  for more information on Tribe Fest.

— TribeVibe contributor Max Lom


I need to know if Chris Perez will be there, thanks!

What a great event! The hard work it takes to put these things together definitely pays off… kudos to Sanaa Julien. You guys should think about implementing Tout (think video Twitter) to cover the event and engage with fans.

I personally would love to hear quick (15-second) interviews with Bauer and Swish!

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