What fans need to know for the Opening Homestand vs. the Twins and Padres

OpeningDay

Here’s what fans need to know for the first homestand of the season at Progressive Field, April 4-9, with three-game series vs. the Twins and Padres!

Twins

Friday, April 4 vs. Twins  @ 3:05PM *ALL GATES: OPEN at 1:00PM — Indians encourage fans to be in their seats by 2:30 to enjoy all pre-game festivities

Broadcast Information: STO-HD, WKYC-HD; WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Magnet Schedule with Car Magnet, courtesy of Progressive Insurance (all fans): Keep your 2014 schedule on your refrigerator all year!

  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Street performers, concession kiosks, Carlos Baerga autograph signings and more will be featured. Plus, SportsTime Ohio will broadcast live from 12-2PM, WTAM will broadcast live from 9AM-2PM, and Cleveland.com will broadcast live from 11:30AM-2:30PM. Click here for more info: >> Indians Rally Alley
  •  Time: Noon-3PM

Opening Day Festivities: On the 20th anniversary of the first game at then-Jacobs Field, we’ll celebrate those 20 years, including:

  • Video tribute to the first game at then-Jacobs Field, on April 4, 1994 vs. Seattle
  • Raising a 20th-anniversary flag, which features eight Postseason pennants
  • Recognition of select Season Ticket Holders who have been with the Indians since 1994
  • Recognition of the 2013 Postseason team
  • Mike Hargrove throwing a ceremonial first pitch to Sandy Alomar Jr.
  • Moment of silence for late broadcaster Mike Hegan

Transportation information: Due to the popularity of Opening Day, the Indians and RTA encourage fans to take public transportation to and from the ballpark on Friday. For maps, route information and more from RTA, visit Indians.com/PlanYourTrip.

Color guards:The Indians will celebrate all five branches of the United States Military with color guards from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

National Anthem: Members of The Cleveland Orchestra String Section, a number of whom performed the anthem on April 4, 1994, will perform.

Gateway Plaza activities: Budweiser Build-a-Bar serving Budweiser Day-Fresh Drafts, Chevy Corvette Stingrays Display and Progressive Insurance’s Flo’s Rock N’ Rally trailer.

Providence House check presentation: Nick Swisher and his wife, JoAnna, will present a check worth $50,000 to Providence House, a Cleveland shelter that works to assist at-risk families.

Lenten food offerings: Concession stands will offer many options for Catholics in attendance who observe Lenten traditions. They include:

  • Veggie Dogs: Sections 162 and 541
  • Salads: Sections 108, 162, 550
  • Nachos: Sections 121, 154, 162, 171, 181, 311, 529, 556 and 558
  • Cheese Pizza: Sections 101, 152, 555
  • Fish Sandwich: Sections 101, 152, 164, 562

 

Saturday, April 5 vs. Twins @ 1:05PM *ALL GATES: OPEN at 11:30AM

Broadcast Information: Fox Sports 1; WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Progressive Insurance’s Flo’s Rock N’ Rally trailer:Kids and adults can play carnival games on Gateway Plaza.

Brohio:Newly elected Brohio Governor Adam Gockowski will lead the charge from Brohio, in Section 117, at Progressive Field for all Friday and Saturday games. A new T-shirt design is available for all fans purchasing tickets in Brohio in 2014. More information is available at Indians.com/Brohio.

Terrace Club: The Terrace Club is open to the public in 2014, and fans can make reservations by visiting OpenTable.com and searching for the Terrace Club.

Carlos Baerga meet and greets: Meet the Tribe legend in Heritage Park before the game.

 

Sunday, April 6 vs. Twins @ 1:05PM *ALL GATES: OPEN at 11:30AM (Gate C at 11AM)

Broadcast Information: STO-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Kids Run the Bases Presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: Young Tribe fans will have the opportunity to run around the bases like their favorite players. All kids (12 & Under) can stay immediately after the game to take part, and will receive a giveaway item from Cleveland Clinic Children’s when they’re finished.

Progressive Insurance’s Flo’s Rock N’ Rally trailer: Kids and adults can play carnival games on Gateway Plaza.

Padres

Monday, April 7 vs. Padres  @ 7:05PM *ALL GATES: OPEN at 6:00PM (Gate C/East Pedestrian Bridge open at 4:30PM)

Broadcast Information: STO-HD; WTAM/WMMS/IRN

 

Tuesday, April 8, vs. Padres @ 7:05PM *ALL GATES: OPEN at 6:00PM (Gate C/East Pedestrian Bridge open at 4:30PM)

Broadcast Information: STO-HD; WTAM/WMMS/IRN

 

Wednesday, April 9, vs. Padres @ 12:05PM *ALL GATES: OPEN at 11:00AM

Broadcast Information: STO-HD; WTAM/WMMS/IRN

 

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