Progressive Field - Cleveland Indians Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: April 10, 2021

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Opened: 1994
Capacity: 35,041
Teams: Cleveland Indians
Address: Cleveland, Ohio

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Sticking to the trend here, the Cleveland Indians were established all the way back in 1894 which also makes them one of the original founding teams in the MLB. They started in the Western League similar to the Detroit Tigers but under the name the Grand Rapids Rustlers instead. It was not until the year 1900 when the franchise moved to Cleveland but at that time it went under the name Cleveland Lake Shores. Even when the MLB began they changed their name yet again to the Cleveland Bluebirds but where this name came from is still unknown. Even after this, their name changed yet again to the Cleveland Naps in the early 1910s, so it was not until then when their current owner decided to change the name once and for all.

Their owner at the time came up with the name Indians, which originated from their popular pitcher who was Native American and was widely popular in the city at the time. This name has certainly caused quite a stir in today’s day and age, with people around the world cracking down on terms which may be depicted as harmful to one’s race. If you are not aware, this includes removing the title of Washington Redskins from the NFL team and rather changing the name to simply the Washington football team. Although the Indians have yet to change their name, they have changed their logo from an actual Indian to simply a C for the city of Cleveland. Seemingly despite their long history they have still only won two World Series titles, which gives them the least out of any of the original founding teams. They almost pulled off a third championship within the past few years but unfortunately blew a 3-1 lead in the World Series to the Chicago Cubs.

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