The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team located in Cleveland, Ohio. They are members of the Central Division in the American League, which is a one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball (MLB). The Indians were founded in 1894 and became a major league franchise in 1901. The team was originally called the Bluebirds, but were renamed after the 1914 season. The Indians have won 2 World Series Championships with their most recent win in 1948. If you want to know where the Cleveland Indians play their home games, keep reading to find out.
Where do the Cleveland Indians Play?
After joining the major league in 1901 the first home ballpark of the Cleveland Indians was League Park. It originally seated 9,000 spectators, but the capacity was increased to 21,414 in 1910. In 1931 the Indians continued to play at League Park, but also began playing night and weekend games at the Cleveland Stadium, also known as Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The team permanently moved into this stadium in 1947. The Cleveland Stadium originally seated 78,000 for baseball games, but this was reduced to 74,438 by the time the Indians moved out of the stadium in 1993. The current home of the Indians is Progressive Field, which was opened in 1994 after 2 years of construction at a cost of $175 million. The stadium currently has a capacity of 43,441.
Did you know?
Progressive Field was known as Gateway Stadium before it was opened and Jacobs Field until 2007.