Indians weekend notes: Fans’ guide to series Astros

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The Indians return home for five games, including a two-game series vs. the Diamondbacks (Aug. 12-13) and a three-game series vs. the Orioles (Aug. 15-17). After a road series in Minnesota, the Indians return home for a three-game series vs. the Astros (Aug. 22-24).

Featured promotions:

  • Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: Friday, Aug. 22
  • Fireworks (TV talent show covers), presented by Wayside Furniture: Friday, Aug. 22
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Friday, Aug. 22
  • Francona Jersey (10,000 fans), presented by Northeast Ohio Media Group: Saturday, Aug. 23
  • Fireworks (Van Halen), presented by Pierre’s Ice Cream Co.: Saturday, Aug, 23
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Saturday, Aug. 23
  • KeyBank Kids Fun Day: Sunday, Aug. 24
  • Kids Run the Bases, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: Sunday, Aug. 24

TRIBE PARK AND RIDE, PRESENTED BY SPORTSTIME OHIO, IS BACK!

Fans can leave the transportation to the Indians and SportsTime Ohio on 4 dates from area suburbs with the return of Tribe Park and Ride for a second season! Tickets are only $5! Full Tribe Park and Ride details, including dates and pickup locations, along with tickets, are available at Indians.com/ParkandRide.

Upcoming TPAR schedule:

  • 23: Westlake(Dave and Buster’s) and Independence (Doubletree Hotel

On Saturday, downtown Cleveland is expected to draw 100,000 people or more, with events going on at Quicken Loans Arena and FirstEnergy Stadium, in addition to Progressive Field. Details and recommendations for Saturday:

  • Buy tickets online at Indians.com to save money over box office prices
  • Take Tribe Park and Ride, RTA or the Ohio City Shuttle (details at Indians.com/PlanYourTrip) to avoid parking, traffic issues
  • Arrive early – gates open at 4:30PM (watch BP, which begins around 4:15PM for Indians batters)
  • 12,500 fans receive Terry Francona replica jerseys
  • Post-game fireworks presented by Pierre’s Ice Cream Co.
  • Reserve a spot in the Terrace Club, open to the public in 2014 – reserve at OpenTable.com (spots fill up fast, so make a reservation ASAP.

The rest of the homestand:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 vs. ASTROS @ 7:05PM

  • ALL GATES: OPEN at 5:30PM (Gate C/East Pedestrian Bridge open at 4:30PM)
  • Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN
  • Sugardale Dollar Dog Night: Come out to Progressive Field and enjoy Sugardale Dollar Dog Night, one of 13 during 2014. Hot dogs are only $1 in the ballpark all evening.
  • Fireworks, presented by Wayside Furniture: Tonight’s Fireworks show will be set TV Talent Show Covers and is presented by Wayside Furniture.
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Value-based food options, entertainers, magicians, stilt walkers, jugglers, balloon artists, live music, visits from Indians alumni and more! More details: Indians Rally Alley
  • Alumni meet-and-greets: Jake Westbrook and Travis Hafner will meet fans in Rally Alley at 6PM.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 vs. ASTROS @ 7:05PM

  • ALL GATES: OPEN at 4:30PM
  • Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN
  • Terry Francona jersey (10,000 fans), courtesy of Northeast Ohio Media Group: Fans can get their hands on a replica of the jersey that Terry wears each game.
  • Fireworks, presented by Pierre’s Ice Cream Co.: Tonight’s Fireworks show will be set Van Halen and is presented by Wayside Furniture.
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Value-based food options, entertainers, magicians, stilt walkers, jugglers, balloon artists, live music, visits from Indians alumni and more! More details: Indians Rally Alley
  • Indians Youth Baseball Camp day: Participants in the club’s fast growing summer camps, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s, will be on hand for the game.
  • Alumni meet-and-greets: Jake Westbrook and Travis Hafner will meet fans in Rally Alley at 6PM.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 vs. ASTROS @ 1:05PM

  • ALL GATES: OPEN at 11:30AM (Gate C/East Pedestrian Bridge at 11:00AM)
  • Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN
  • KeyBank Kids Fun Day: Each remaining Sunday home game (except for Sept. 29) will feature KeyBank Kids Fun Days. Activities include: A new SportsTime Ohio show hosted by Fox Sports Ohio girl Sara and featuring Indians players – show begins around 11:45AM; Jungle Terry; Kids Clubhouse, featuring the Rookie Suite presented by University Hospitals and Slugger’s Sandlot presented by KeyBank
  • 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.

 

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