03/15/2012 7:03 AM EST
Indians 2012 home opener Thursday, April 5 vs. Blue Jay AT 3:05 p.m. CT -- SOLD OUT
Fans encouraged to participate in Indians Opening Day sweepstakes or purchase season tickets to ensure seats for home opener Progressive Field -- Gates open at 1:00 p.m.
CLEVELAND, OH -- The Cleveland Indians 2012 Home Opener on Thursday, April 5 at 3:05PM against the Toronto Blue Jays is SOLD OUT. This is 20 consecutive home opener sellouts for the Indians, 19 straight at Progressive Field since the ballpark opened in 1994, and the final opener at Cleveland Stadium in 1993 (73,290 in attendance.) 2012 also marks the club’s 112th Opening Day in Cleveland as a charter member of the American League.
The tradition and pageantry of Opening Day in Cleveland, including the 150x300 American Flag, eco-friendly balloon release, a Budweiser Clydesdale drawn wagon, special video presentations, and starting lineups, will be featured as the Indians usher in another season at Progressive Field. The giant flag will be unfurled and presented by 200 Progressive employees who have been selected in a company contest for their 75th anniversary.
Gates will open at 1:00PM, and ALL FANS will receive a 2012 Indians Magnet Schedule, courtesy of Progressive Insurance.
Seats still remain for the two additional games of the Opening Series, presented by Progressive Insurance, versus Toronto (April 7 at 1:05PM and April 8 at 1:05PM). Fans can also enjoy the concluding games of the homestand against division rival Chicago White Sox April 9-11.
The Indians encourage fans to be in their seats by 2:30PM to enjoy the Opening Day festivities.
If you still want to be there for the nostalgia of the home opener, register for the Indians Opening Day Sweepstakes on indians.com. One lucky fan will get the chance to create memories at Progressive Field on Thursday, April 5. Also, season ticket packages, with the best seats at the best prices, including Opening Day, are still available.
Indians Opening Day Sweepstakes
The winner of the Indians Opening Day Sweepstakes will receive two (2) Infield Lower Box tickets, plus an autographed ball from the game’s starting pitcher. Log onto Indians.com/openingday today for your chance to see the Tribe.
Contest ends on March 28 at midnight.
2012 Season Tickets
Season Tickets have great benefits for the 2012 season and include Opening Day tickets. The popular Time Warner Cable Bleacher seats are back at $9 per ticket! Full Season, 40-Game, 20-Game, and 20-Game Flex Plans are on sale now. Full season plans now include: FREE Terrace Club membership, FREE Suite Rental, FREE Club Seat Test Drive for a game, Interest-Free Payment Plan through the end of June, Loaded food and merchandise value per ticket for Full-Time Plan Holders (excluding Bleachers and Upper Reserved) and More!
INDIANS SELECT-A-SEAT EVENT SATURDAY, MARCH 24
The Cleveland Indians invite ALL FANS interested in 2012 season ticket plans, group tickets, and party area tickets to the upcoming Select-A-Seat event.
• Time: 10:00AM-2:00PM
• Progressive Field: Enter at Terrace Club (green awning near Gate A)
• All Fans in attendance will enjoy: opportunity to "test drive" the seats of your choice, sneak peak of the renovated Club Lounge, access to beautiful Progressive Field less than 2 weeks from Opening Day, a FREE gift with every season ticket purchase and more!
• Seats between the bases and in the first 10 rows remain available.
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