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Cleveland Cavaliers Center Timofey Mozgov made his way across Gateway Plaza Tuesday night to throw the ceremonial first pitch at Progressive Field.
Mozgov, who is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, joined the Cavs in early January and is now their starting center and key member of the team’s playoff chances. Monday’s Indians vs. White Sox game was just the second baseball game that he has attended, and the first time he has thrown out a ceremonial pitch.
“It’s my first one [first pitch] ever,” said Mozgov. “I practiced a little bit upstairs, but they told me it isn’t that bad.”
Mozgov wasn’t bad at all and after his few warmup throws in the Indians batting cages, he threw a perfect changeup to “catcher” Corey Kluber.
Watching from the warning track were Mozgov’s parents, who were in Cleveland to see their family and catch Timo’s last few regular season games at the Q. Tomorrow, the Cavs will take on the Wizards in their final regular season game before making a playoff run.
“Tomorrow will be a good game for us to get some repetition before the playoffs,” Mozgov said. “I think we are ready.”
–TribeVibe contributor Angela Martin/Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs
The Right Field District and The Corner were hopping all weekend as the pictures above suggest.
Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions from the weekend:
Why were there no District Tickets available for Saturday and Sunday’s games?
There is a finite amount of $13 District Tickets presented by SportsTime Ohio available for each game, and given the incredible value the ticket offers, they’ll go quickly. They sold out before Saturday and Sunday’s games.
District Tickets are available online only; we recommend getting them for future games as far in advance as possible so you’re not shut out! They’re available at Indians.com/District Ticket.
Do you have to have a District Ticket to go to The Corner?
Nope: The Corner is open to everyone, subject to capacity restrictions.
Does the District Ticket guarantee you a spot in the bar?
Nope: When you purchase a District Ticket, you get a $13 standing room only ticket and your first drink on us. Feel free to stand in or sit in The Corner if there’s room, or head to the drink rails outside the bar.
Can anyone stand at the drink rails?
Yep! They’re available on a first-come, first-serve basis once gates open, except for the drink rail labeled #TribeLive.
What is #TribeLive?
#TribeLive is the Indians re-imagined Social Suite: Social media influencers receive a free ticket, their first drink on us (like the District Ticket), a #TribeLive credential and their own dedicated space in the new drink rails outside The Corner.
What time do gates open?
Weekdays: The Right Field Gate opens two hours prior to first pitch and all other gates open one hour prior to first pitch.
Friday-Saturday: All gates open two hours prior to first pitch.
Weekday Noon games: All gates open one hour prior to first pitch.
Bookmark this page as a reminder!
What is the KeyBank Fan Hub?
The KeyBank Fan Hub is where fans who check in on our Ballpark app and win prizes should go to redeem those prizes. Those fans also will periodically be able to enter raffles from KeyBank and other Indians partners.
Be sure to download the Ballpark app for special check-in offers and experiences, plus to learn more about Progressive Field!
Where is the KeyBank Fan Hub?
It’s located next to the East Ninth Street escalator, across from Melt in the Right Field District.
– Photos by Sarah Sachs
—Photos by Dan Mendlik/Sarah Sachs
We wanted to open up the ballpark to Downtown Cleveland and really make it a welcoming place to the bustling downtown. The new Right Field Gate is intended to open up the space and make it more accessible. You can now see in the ballpark from E 9th, and also see much of our history and statues.
Jim Thome, Bob Feller and Larry Doby (to come) are now housed outside the gates and stand prominently in the heart of Cleveland. There are new benches and as you walk through the gate, there is a spacious area where people can stand to watch the game and heritage park in easily accessible to the right.
As part of this revamp of the gate, the old Batters Eye Bar and walkway from the parking garage is gone.
-Photos by Dan Mendlik
-TribeVibe contributor, Ryan Delgado
Some of the coolest parts of the renovations at Progressive Field — the new bullpens and the new seating options centered around the new and old bullpens.
With the bullpens now stacked in center field, field-level seats have been created for fans in the old visitors bullpen. For opening day, those seats will be on a first-come, first-serve basis for 25 fans, who will watch the game’s first inning there. They’ll then be asked to vacate, and the next 20-25 fans will take their place.
There are also new seats in front of the new home bullpen in center field, called Lower Reserved Bullpen seats, as shown in the picture above.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
On Monday, we showed off pictures of The Corner and neighborhoods as part of the new Right Field District at Progressive Field.
Today, it’s the expanded Kids Clubhouse and new Family Deck, which features:
- Two-story baseball bat slide
- Little League Park presented by KeyBank
- Interactive Locker Room (featuring touch screen player lockers and uniforms from various periods)
- Hot Corner
- Broadcast Booth (try your hand at Hammy’s calls and have your recording emailed to you)
- Show Your Stance (try to mimic your favorite player’s stance)
- K-Zone Pitching Simulator
- Tribe Tracker (race against your favorite Tribe players)
– Photos by Dan Mendlik
Throughout the week, we’ll be unveiling — day by day — different portions of the new Right Field District at Progressive Field. Today: The Corner bar and the new neighborhoods!
Enjoy the new photos!
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
Tribe Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry, the team’s first Cy Young winner in 1972, will throw ceremonial first pitch
Balloon launch set for 2PM as new Right Field Gate opens to unveil Progressive Field’s dramatically renovated Right Field District
The Cleveland Indians announced on Wednesday a full slate of festivities leading up to first pitch at 4:10PM next Friday, April 10, the team’s 2015 home opener at Progressive Field. All gates open at 2PM.
The game, the Tribe’s 22nd Home Opener at Progressive Field, marks the 115th as a charter member of the American League, and the 23rd consecutive Home Opener sellout dating back to the team’s final year at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. This year’s game sold out in 11 minutes on March 3.
Indians Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry, who won the Tribe’s first American League Cy Young award in 1972, will throw the ceremonial first pitch.
A balloon launch will mark the opening of the new Right Field Gate, part of the dramatically renovated Right Field District at Progressive Field. Also featured at the Right Field Gate, as part of a Block Party:
- Popular local band The Spazmatics
- Autographs by Carlos Baerga, part of the 1995 Indians team that played in the World Series, will be signing autographs from 3PM-3:30PM (The Indians will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1995 team throughout the 2015 season)
- Family-friendly activities including Jenga, speed sketch, juggler and more
The national anthem will be performed by Arianna Körting, a pianist who won first prize in the Senior Division of the prestigious Cleveland International Piano Competition’s Young Artists showcase in 2012. Körting, a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, currently is pursuing her degree at Juilliard.
The team also will honor all branches of the United States military, as members of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will present the colors, while an oversized American flag will be presented by 250 employees of Progressive Insurance, the Presenting Partner of the Opening Series.
SportsTime Ohio, WKYC and WTAM 1100 also will broadcast live from inside the ballpark, including SportsTime Ohio’s live pregame show from its new studio in the ballpark’s Right Field District from 3PM-4PM.
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Stop by Progressive Field on St. Patrick’s Day to check out renovation progress and grab a free hot dog
Spend part of your St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Cleveland with the Indians and check out the progress on the Right Field renovations!
We’ll open the Terrace Club from 10AM-Noon on Tuesday, and fans downtown for the parade or other activities can swing by and get a free hot dog, cracker jacks and pop while checking out the incredible process of the last two weeks on our Right Field renovation project. Admission is free.
Fans can enter at the green Terrace Club awning adjacent to Gate A and proceed to the Terrace Club. Note: There will be work going on near Gate A, so fans will be directed around that work to the Terrace Club.