CLEVELAND - On Wednesday the Cleveland Indians announced new initiatives to get fans into Progressive Field for the 2014 season, which kicks off in about 5 weeks.
Indians representative Ann Keegan said that much of what they look to add from season to season is directly based on fan response. Keegan said they take fan input seriously and work hard to achieve the expectations that fans set forth.
The most notable additions to this season’s offerings are the additional of the KeyBank Kids Value tickets and the Promo Pass option.
In an effort to make it more affordable for families to come to the ballpark, the KeyBank Kids Value Tickets give kids $15 loaded value for use on concessions (excluding alcohol) or merchandise in the ballpark. (Tickets must be purchased with a full-price adult ticket, and are limited to two kids tickets with each adult ticket. Tickets must be purchased online at least 48 hours in advance of game time, and are good for Mezzanine and Upper Box sections). For more details on the Kids Value Ticket visit: Indians.com/KidsValue .
Another new initiative this season surrounds the Tribe’s popular promotional items. Many fans told the organization that they would love to get their hands on the promotional bobbleheads, jerseys, etc. but aren’t able to get to the ballpark early. This year, fans will be able to purchase a Promo Pass—which allows fans to add onto a ticket purchase an additional $5, guaranteeing that when they arrive, there will be a reserved promotional item waiting for them at a convenient redemption location just inside the gates, even if all the items at the gate have already been given out.
Promo Pass tickets are available online only and must be purchased 48 hours in advance of the game. For more information on the Promo Pass visit Indians.com/PromoPass .
The Indians stressed that the best time the buy tickets is early—the earlier the better. Online ticket sales will open on Monday March 3 and Keegan stressed that prices are at their lowest on this day. To purchase tickets online beginning on Monday, fans must first register online by noon on Friday Feb. 28.
Fans can register online by visiting: Indians.com/OnlineOnsale .
Other new options for the 2014 season include a ticket investment plan called Carnegie Tickets and a new fan section dubbed “BrOhio” in honor of Tribe player Nick Swisher.
Carnegie Tickets allows fans to make an up-front monetary commitment towards tickets for the 2014 season and receive a 5-20 percent bonus value on the total price. For more information on this program visit CarnegieTickets.com.