Attendance quickly grew as Progressive Field opened with nearly 40,000 fans attending each game. Smaller than it's Cleveland Stadium predecessor, Progressive Field features an impressive number of luxury suites and clubhouses. A convenient location in downtown Cleveland, asymmetrical design and classic styling make Progressive Field a fan friendly facility. Children can enjoy KidsLand, which is located behind the first base area while adults enjoy the picnic area behind the outfield fence. Other amenities include the Miller Lite Patio Area, the virtual Home Run Derby, the Indians Team Store, the batting cage and Wahoo World, which is where fans can challenge their arm at the Speed Pitch Machine.There have been a number of memorable moments here at Progressive Field and, as many predict, that's just the beginning. Among them, the 1995 World Series and, in 1997, the All-Star game. In 2004, Progressive Field celebrated it's 10th Anniversary.
Progressive Field occupies 12 acres and is part of the Gateway Sports ∓ Entertainment Complex in downtown Cleveland. It is a truly modern facility with a classic touch of history. It's design mimics those of traditional baseball fields while it's modern amenities keep it in touch with today's technology and construction. Progressive Field is not completely enclosed, which allows for fans to have a view of the city lights. In addition, Bullpens are placed in the facility so that fans can watch athletes as they warm up for the big game. Fans who want a real close-up view may want to arrive at Progressive Field early on game day for possible autographs. As time permits, some coaches and players may be able to sign autographs for their fans several hours before the opening pitch. With most facilities, these opportunities end 45 minutes before the game begins, so arrive early if you hope to snag a signature.