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Progressive Field Events

2401 Ontario St, Cleveland, OH 44115 US

Progressive Field

Capacity: 34,830

Home Teams: Cleveland Guardians (MLB)

Progressive Field Events

The Cleveland Guardians* have played in five ball parks since the team was first conceived in 1896. Anyone who finds the name of their current home, Progressive Field, will probably still consider it an improvement on their first home, Recreation Park II. Since Progressive Field opened in 1994, Guardians fans have seen their team appear in the World Series three times (1995, 1997, 2016) but the Guardians ended up losing on all three occasions, unable to break the championship drought that has afflicted the team since 1948 (currently the longest active drought in MLB at 75 years). The 2016 World Series was particularly heartbreaking as the Guardians were up 3-1 but the Chicago Cubs rallied to overturn the series 4-3 (and break their own 108-year drought, the longest of all time). Progressive Stadium was the first MLB ground to adopt a retro aesthetic to its design, which set a trend that has continued with new American stadiums ever since. Its open design provides expansive views of Cleveland’s city skyline. The park’s 19 towers that provide light for night games are often called “the toothbrushes” and the bullpens of the stadium are uniquely raised so that fans can get a good look at which pitchers are warming up. There is also a kids area called Kids Clubhouse where youngsters can practice baseball skills as well as other fun activities (the kids area has windows so that parents can keep their eyes on the game!). As well as hosting all regular season and playoff Guardians home games, Progressive Field is also the scene of large concerts and outdoor hockey games from time to time. Showing up to Progressive Field hungry is no problem at all, with delicious snacks such as gourmet grilled cheese, build-your-own-tacos, and homestyle ice cream, as well as locally-brewed craft beer. A number of local restaurants have branches inside the stadium so that fans can sample the best that Cleveland has to offer while enjoying the game. Those in search of Guardians team and event merchandise will find plenty on sale at the stadium’s numerous shops and kiosks. 

*From 1915 until 2022, the team was known as the Cleveland Indians, but because this was considered offensive to Native Americans, the name was changed to the Guardians. One wonders if one of their previous names, the Furniture Makers, from a brief one-year stint in Grand Rapids in 1899 was considered as a possible candidate...

Progressive Field Seating Chart

Progressive Field once had one of the largest capacities in MLB at well over 45,000, but recent renovations have left the park as the current league’s smallest capacity at just 34,830. Nonetheless, the stadium still contains a diverse array of seating options for visitors to choose from. Those looking to spend a day at the ballpark in style can apply for premium seating such as suites, home plate boxes, or the Kaulig Companies Club. in the form of luxury suites, VIB clubs, and Dugout Box seats. Discount Drug Mart Seats along the first base line are also a popular choice (though don’t be confused by the sponsor’s name…these are not cheap discount seats!). The remainder of Progressive Field contains plenty of general seating ranging in price from moderately expensive seats near the infield to mid-range seats and cheap seats past the outfield fence and in the upper tiers. TicketX is your one-stop shop to search for tickets to events and games at Progressive Field that suit your preferences without leaving a dent in your pocket. Our handy seating chart is also a great way to evaluate different seating options

Getting to Progressive Field (Transportation and Parking)

Visitors can access Progressive Field via public transportation or driving their own vehicle

Getting to Progressive Field via public transportation

Visitors can get to Guardians games at Progressive Field using either the trains or buses of the CRTA. Free downtown trolleys also run between 7 am and 7 pm. Go to MLB’s official Guardians website to check their extensive explanations of your public transportation options based on where you are located. Another good way to get to Progressive Field is a taxi or ride-share. Bike racks are also available for cyclists.

Getting to Progressive Field by car

Most visitors arrive at Progressive Field in their own vehicles. Driving to the stadium in your own car is fairly simple, with good access from three different major highways. Traffic can get heavy near the stadium, however, during big games and events, so be sure to leave plenty of time to ensure an early arrival. MLB’s official Guardians website has detailed, clear driving directions.

Does Progressive Field have on-site parking?

Parking at the Gateway East Garage next to Progressive Field is limited, mostly devoted to season ticket holders, though you can apply for parking there when you book a game day ticket. An easier (and possibly cheaper) option is to use Guardians parking partner SpotHero, where you can book your prepaid parking spot in advance. Visit MLB’s official Guardians website for full details on parking options and parking reservations.

How much does Progressive Field parking cost?

The major parking garages around Progressive Field tend to run $10-20 during events or games, not too pricey by MLB stadium standards. Even cheaper rates can sometimes be found using SpotHero. Go to MLB’s official Guardians website to begin your search for the cheapest available parking options at Progressive Field.