In the thriving Ohio City of Cleveland, the Cleveland Indians baseball team are on their way to Progressive Field to begin a brand new season of baseball. Their red, navy and white uniforms are cleaned and pressed, and their adored mascot Slider is flanking them as they make their way onto the field. It’s also hard not to notice the excitement from the fans as “Cleveland Rocks” rings out from the grandstands.
The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team that plays at Progressive Field and trains at Goodyear Ballpark in Arizona. Up to 34,000 people descend upon Progressive Field to watch the Cleveland Indians take on their arch-rivals, such as the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers, and competition is fierce.
The Cleveland Indians are renowned for their incredible winning streaks, and there’s nothing quite like seeing it in person. While Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, comfortably caters to tens of thousands of baseball fans, the venue is also prominent for other reasons. It has hosted concerts, such as Billy Joel and Miranda Lambert, and even became an ice rink for ice hockey games.
If you’re looking for a reason to dust off your RV between spring and fall, then here it is. There’s no better time than now to book your Cleveland Indian season tickets, dig out your supporter’s gear, and make your way to Cuyahoga County.
Tickets are in hot demand for Cleveland Indian home games, but that doesn’t mean fans are short of options. Spring training tickets, value club options, single game, and season passes are all on offer for avid fans who want to make sure they don’t miss a moment of the action.
Ticket pricing can depend on the opponent and venue but have ranged from $10 to $35 in the past. Are you traveling to Cleveland on a whim? Cash sales are often available at Progressive Field at the Left Field Gate.
Cleveland is one of the largest cities in Ohio, bordering the southern shores of Lake Erie within 60 miles of the Ohio-Pennsylvania state border. It’s also conveniently located between Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Columbus. Cleveland has three two-digit interstate highways by which to access the city, as well as limited access state routes for effortless navigation around the city.
The complex numbering system of streets, with avenues to the east and west, and streets to the north and south, mean that a traffic aid for Cleveland traffic can prove quite useful for travelers who are new to the area. Upon passing that “Welcome to Cleveland” sign, baseball fans will be able to access Progressive Field from I-90, I-77, or I-71.
General parking options are plentiful in and around Cleveland, especially near Progressive Field for a Cleveland Indians game. However, being the early bird is paramount, for the paid parking spaces do fill up fast. Spaces large enough for over-sized rigs like Class A motorhomes can also be in short supply.
Special event parking is within a short walking distance of Progressive Field for a fee, and surrounding private lots vary in price between $5 and $20. Travelers with oversized campervans may like to park at their RV accommodation nearby and make use of public transportation.
Cleveland’s public transportation network is exceptional, which means baseball fans will get to enjoy much of what the city has to offer, not just a Cleveland Indians game at Progressive Field.
It’s one of the most “walkable” cities in the US, not to mention being ideal for cycling, too. If you plan on going biking at Allegheny National Forest to the east in Pennsylvania or another natural attraction, then you can also use your bike for navigating Cleveland’s city streets.
Bus services may also be able to help get fans to the Cleveland Indians game, as well as a shuttle run by the Ohio City Park. Rideshare and public transit are also not out of the question. Plan your method of transportation in advance to ensure you arrive at the game with time to spare.
While it would be exciting to pitch a tent or park a motorhome on a baseball field, that’s not a possibility. Fortunately, with Cleveland being on the doorstep to many natural attractions, travelers will never be short of somewhere to stay with an RV. To avoid missing out on the best RV accommodation nearby, book weeks in advance.
Travelers that don’t mind being within a few hours’ driving distance of Progressive Field before the game begins will revel in the exciting camping opportunities that await. Both Elk State Forest and Moshannon State Forest offer stunning campsites for the avid outdoors person looking to go hiking, biking, and walking.
For something a bit closer to the sports action, the Streetsboro / Cleveland SE KOA is within a 40-mile drive and offers plenty of luxuries such as service hookups. Don’t delay in securing your first pick, for baseball fans will fill up RV campgrounds near Progressive Field fast. Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers sites for smaller camping set-ups within 20 miles of Indians Stadium near Akron, Ohio.
Aside from a shuttle that often brings travelers from a neighboring parking lot to Progressive Field, the best way to navigate during a Cleveland Indians game is on foot. Comfortable footwear can prove beneficial for climbing the stairs into the grandstands, as well as getting to restrooms and concession stands during the game. RV-goers can save their bicycles, scooters, and similar, for fun places in Cleveland to visit, such as Cuyahoga Valley National Park where you might also camp.
The climate of Cleveland, with four defined seasons, makes it far easier for any baseball fan to pack for an Indians baseball game. Aside from Cleveland Indian supporter’s gear, summery attire can be necessary for the warm and humid summers, while winter woollies may be necessary during spring and fall.
Travelers who will be exploring the area, such as hiking and camping at West Branch State Park toward Youngstown, can even see the value in specific outdoor adventure clothing to make their travels far more comfortable.
Packing for any RV trip can require a lot of planning and camp prep, but it can also be worth it when you don’t need to make too many purchases along your journey to Northeast Ohio. Camping and cooking equipment are must-haves, especially for those who plan on spending time out in the wilderness, such as at Susquehannock State Forest and Sproul State Forest, in the direction of Scranton.
A “less is best” approach can prove valuable once baseball fans arrive at Progressive Field. A ticket, ID, one bottle of water, or a single-serve juice box, a soft-sided cooler, and food can be all it takes to enjoy the game. Some people may also like to bring a personal umbrella in case of rain, and binoculars to enjoy as much as the game as possible.
Health and safety is something that anyone traveling in a motorhome should place as their highest priority. A first-aid kit, sunscreen, prescription medication, and water, are must-have additions onboard an RV.
Once inside Progressive Field, officials do all they can to keep spectators safe by making it a smoke-free facility, and one with plenty of water fountains dotted around the grandstands. Bug spray can be a worthwhile addition for anyone traveling to natural attractions like Tioga State Forest four hours to the east.
The best camping trip is one that offers the opportunity to try new cuisine and a new way of cooking. Camping in Cleveland provides both. Whether you use a campfire, fire pit, onboard kitchen appliances, or a charcoal grill, travelers can cook to their heart’s content.
There are grocery stores and markets within a five-mile radius of Progressive Field, which means it’s convenient to drive from the baseball to get supplies, then back to RV accommodation nearby to feed everyone.
Cleveland is adored for its mosaic of different cuisines, with mainstays of Polish, Slavic, Italian, and Central European. Travelers with a hankering for corned beef and stuffed cabbage will be more than catered for within a few miles of Progressive Field, but those who prefer the simplicity and affordability of takeout joints will be well provided for, as well.
Guests will have a wide variety of offerings at Progressive Field during any baseball game or event. From everyone’s favorite corn dogs and cotton candy to hearty burgers, fries, and nachos, what more could you need? ATMs are dotted around the grandstand areas, which means that even if your vendor of choice doesn’t accept cards, baseball fans can withdraw cash conveniently. Why not upgrade your Cleveland Indians supporter’s gear while you’re at it?
Security screening can cause a slight delay upon entry into Progressive Field, so allow a few extra minutes for metal detectors and bag checks. Visitors may leave and re-enter but must come back through the screening process.
Weapons, noisemakers, and anything potentially distracting or damaging will be turned away from the gate. Leave as much as you can in your locked RV to speed up the screening process. Any baseball fan with concerns can approach a security official, but there is also a police station within a one-mile drive of the baseball field.
The best way to know what weather to expect at a Cleveland Indians home game is by tuning into a local weather channel. In the event of rain, fans may bring a small umbrella to keep themselves dry.
In case a game is likely to be rained out, it is classed as complete if five innings have been completed, or four and a half in the event of the Cleveland Indians winning. Postponements before games can see fans given alternative options for their tickets.
Stubbed toes, scratches, cuts, and minor injuries are taken care of by the Cleveland Clinic-staffed first aid room at Progressive Field. Ask an official to lead you to Section 125 inside the gate. In an emergency, locate an official and dial 911. There is a medical center within five miles of the baseball field and a pharmacy within two miles.