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Time-lapse video: Crane arrives, work begins on Mezzanine section

Yesterday, we showed you the latest photos from the ballpark enhancement project that’s ongoing at Progressive Field. Today, a time-lapse video of the most recent work, including on the Mezzanine section in right field.

As Tribe VP of Ballpark Ops Jim Folk told media on Tuesday, the project remains on schedule for completion before Opening Day — April 10, 2015 vs. the Tigers!

Photo Gallery: Progressive Field construction updates — new Gate C concourse views, action shots and more

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The Indians played host to local media on Tuesday to update the ongoing Progressive Field enhancement project. As you can see from the photos above, work continues at a rapid rate before winter officially arrives (which as we all fear, should be any day). Tribe VP of Ballpark Ops Jim Folk spoke of the project; here’s an excerpt from MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian’s coverage.

At the moment, dirt and rubble is piled up around Gate C behind the stadium’s center field. The ballpark is in the process of what Folk described Tuesday as a “very dramatic facelift,” but he is confident that the construction crews will be able to hit their marks in prepping Progressive Field for the April 10 home opener against the rival Tigers. “I don’t think you’ll ever hear a construction guy say he’s ahead of schedule,” Folk said with a laugh, “but the schedule is moving along. We’ve had a lot of great work and we’ve had good weather. We’re in good shape.”

The current project — one that will overhaul the Gate C entrance, remodel the bullpens, install a variety of social spaces and upgrade the concessions and Kids Club — is part of a multi-phase master plan that could take four or five years to complete, according to Folk. The main objective for this first privately funded phase is to provide fans with a more social experience.

Folk said the Indians did extensive studies through focus groups, surveys and interviews with season-ticket holders and other fans. Cleveland also sent groups to ballparks such as Target Field (Minneapolis), Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City) and Nationals Park (Washington) to study some of the new elements and renovations that have been added elsewhere.

The Indians found that — unlike in the era when Progressive Field was built — fans now are interested in more interactive and social areas. Folk cited the Home Run Porch area in left field (near Gate A) as an example of a place where fans gravitate.

#CyKluber countdown: Kluber arrives with 11-strikeout gem vs. KC for win No. 2

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(Editor’s Note: Leading up to the Nov. 12 announcement of the AL Cy Young Award, we’ll count down Corey Kluber’s 18 wins with a post per day recapping his victories.)

Date/score: April 24, 5-1

Opponent: Kansas City Royals

Pitching line: 9 IP, 0ER, 11SO, 0 BB

Record: 2-2

2014 strikeout total: 30

Key at-bat: Kluber clearly had little trouble with the 2014 AL champs, but gave up an unearned run in the seventh, as Omar Infante singled and scored all the way from first on Nick Swisher’s error on a grounder by Mike Moustakas. No fear: Kluber retired the final seven, including three more strikeouts, for the complete game.

Notable: Only three Royals runners made it to second base: Moustakas, Alcides Escobar (thrown out advancing first to third in the fifth), Jarrod Dyson (single, steal in the third).

Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 88

Highlights:

#CyKluber countdown: Kluber quietly begins Cy Young season, beats Padres for win No. 1

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(Editor’s Note: Leading up to the Nov. 12 announcement of the AL Cy Young Award, we’ll count down Corey Kluber’s 18 wins with a post per day recapping his victories.)

Date/score: April 8, 8-6

Opponent: San Diego Padres

Pitching line: 6 IP, 3ER, 8SO, 0 BB

Record: 1-1

2014 strikeout total: 10

Key at-bat: After Jedd Gyorko drove in Will Venable to cut the Tribe lead to 6-3, Kluber struck out the side with a punchout of Tommy Medica for the first of 26 quality starts of 2014.

Notable: Kluber had six starts with 8 or more strikeouts in his 11-5 2013 campaign, and this was the first of 21 in 2014.

Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 50

Highlights:

Progressive Field recycling helps Chevy build CNG-powered Impala

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The Indians are contributing to a new Chevy vehicle that can run on food waste – you know, hot dogs, nachos, other ballpark favorites and, yes, beer.

The Tribe has partnered with Cleveland-based quasar, which turns organic waste into biogas, which is then converted into compressed natural gas (CNG) … the CNG is then used to fuel the new Chevy vehicle.

At Progressive Field, the Indians contribute food waste for CNG production … And don’t forget beer: quasar collects an organic byproduct from a mix of sludge and brewer’s grains used by beer manufacturing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev.

The program is another sustainability effort undertaken by the Indians; the club was awarded an MLB Green reduced waste by:

  • 34 tons of aluminum and plastic beverage containers
  • 69.5 tons of cardboard
  • 31 tons of paper
  • 19 tons of metals
  • 20 tons of wooden pallets
  • 13 tons of fryer oil
  • 2.5 tons of electronics
  • 2/3 of a ton of light bulbs

For more on the club’s green efforts, check out this video from MLB.

 

Become a Tribe Season Ticket Holder for great perks, access and savings!

A Tribe fan meets Cy Young favorite Corey Kluber at the Indians annual Season Ticket Holder party.

A Tribe fan meets Cy Young favorite Corey Kluber at the Indians annual Season Ticket Holder party.

There’s never been a better time to become an Indians Season Ticket Holder! The Tribe had another exciting year on the field, winning 85 games and contending for a Postseason berth until the season’s final weekend.

Additionally, the club’s core is signed and here long term: Cy Young favorite Corey Kluber, MVP candidate Michael Brantley, emerging star catcher Yan Gomes, one-time All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis, emerging Carlos Carrasco, Carlos Santana, and a host of others are all here for a while.

Benefits of being an Indians Season Ticket Holder include:

  • A team on the rise: The Tribe’s 177 wins over the last two years were the most in consecutive seasons since 2007-08.
  • Savings: Season Ticket Holders save up to 40% over Single-Game buyers at Progressive Field.
  • Tribe Rewards: This unique programs allows Season Ticket Holders to customize their rewards – bid on unique experiences, items and more, plus exchange your unused tickets for other games (with some restrictions).
  • Priority pre-sales: Season Ticket Holders have access to Opening Day, Postseason and other single-game tickets before the general public.
  • Team Shop discounts: Save 20% at the Team Shop – and there will be new team shops in the ballpark as part of the Progressive Field renovations project!
  • Annual Season Ticket Holder party: Season Ticket Holders have the opportunity to get up close and personal with Tribe players at this annual event, typically held in late July or early August. Here’s a photo gallery of last year’s event.
  • Client Service specialist: Each Season Ticket Holder has their own CSS rep to answer questions and serve as their point of contact for all things Tribe.
  • Payment plan options: Season Ticket Holders can pay their ticket plans over many months and payments.

If you’re interested, call 216-420-HITS TODAY and get in on the fun!

Photo gallery: Season Ticket Holder party

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One of the biggest perks of being an Indians Season Ticket Holder — aside from the major savings over Single Game ticket prices, Tribe Rewards access, Opening Day/Postseason priority and more — is the midseason STH party at Progressive Field, where players sign autographs and interact with fans in attendance. Here are photos from this year’s party.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik/David Cleveland

Time-lapse video: Removal of Gate C pedestrian bridge

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On Monday, the Gate C pedestrian bridge at Progressive Field came down, part of a massive ballpark enhancement project that will dramatically reshape the Gate C entrance, opening up the ballpark to the city and vice versa.

Watch a time-lapse video of that very cool process right here:

2014 Season in Review: August — Hammy/Thome honored, ballpark renovations, Carrasco’s return, and walk-offs

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We’ll review the 2014 season with monthly recaps on TribeVibe throughout the next month or so … Past installments:

Aug. 1 – Tom Hamilton honored: Hammy was celebrated before the game for 25 years in the Tribe radio booth, and shared the night on the field with his family.

Aug. 1 – David Murphy goes off in 12-2 win: Murphy went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two singles in the Tribe’s win over his former team.

8/2 – Giambi gives up No. 25 for Thome: At the end of a pregame ceremony honoring Jim Thome – statue unveiling, Thome retiring as a member of the Indians and more – Jason Giambi gave up his No. 25 as an homage to Thome. Pretty cool.

8/3 – Brantley hits second walk-off homer of the year: The Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Rangers on Brantley’s walk-off in the 12th, his 16th homer to that point.

Aug. 7 – Indians unveil Progressive Field renovations: Indians President Mark Shapiro unveiled major enhancements to Progressive Field aimed at improving the fan experience. The project includes an expanded Kids Clubhouse, new social spaces and better connection to the city and players.

Aug. 10 – Carlos Carrasco returns to rotation, starts amazing second half: Carrasco, who started the year in the rotation but moved to the bullpen, returned to the rotation and pitched five scoreless innings to start a remarkable second half of the season. (more…)

Time-lapse video: Removal of Batter’s Eye Bar at Progressive Field’s Gate C

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Earlier this week, we showed you pictures of the Batter’s Eye Bar removal; here’s video:

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