Plan Your Trip to Progressive Field

Progressive Field

Capacity: 43,441     Opened: 1994


Though I still call it Jacob’s Field, Progressive Field is an awesome ballpark to catch a game in. Don’t let some pundits steer you wrong about Cleveland, there are plenty of places to check out in this city!

What makes this stadium unique?

Progressive Field has a surprisingly intimate feel to it. The stadium is quite modern though with an impressive scoreboard above the left field bleachers. During rallies and times of need, you can hear the steady beat of a drum from Tribe diehard John Adams who attends nearly every home game. Night games are a treat with the 19 “toothbrush” light towers that light up the field with the city glowing in the left field background. Fans can’t miss The Terrence Club, which breaks up the monotony of the upper left field deck. Unfortunately, on game days this restaurant is members only. Heritage Park in right-center field opened in 2007 allowing fans to see past Tribe greats and historic moments in the club’s history.

Dining and Nightlife

  1. Winking Lizard Tavern

    Winking Lizard Tavern811 Huron Road East
    Cleveland, OH
    Winking Lizard is three blocks from the stadium and a great place to hit before the game for a beer- huge selection from around the world.
  2. Little Italy on Murray Hill

    Little Italy on Murray HillMayfield Road
    Cleveland, OH
    Little Italy on Murray Hill is one of the best in the country (better than NYC by far!). Trattoria on the Hill is my favorite, try their eggplant parmesan. After dinner stop by Corbo’s Bakery for a lemon ice.
  3. Slyman’s Restaurant

    Slyman’s Restaurant3106 Saint Clair Avenue Northeast
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Slyman’s Restaurant has corned beef sandwiches as big as your face, and no you won’t want to share!
  4. Shooters On the Water

    Shooters On the Water1148 Main Avenue
    Cleveland, OH
    Watch the ships roll in from Lake Erie while enjoying a meal or dancing the night away on Shooter’s party deck.
  5. West Sixth Street

    West Sixth StreetCleveland, OH
    West Six Street in the Warehouse District is lined with bars. Sushi Rock is one of the most popular happy hours in town though a bit upscale. Velvet Dog and Barflyy are great places to dance.


Fans can get to the stadium (Tower City stop) via the RTA for $2.00 a ride. There are park and ride stations at various stops. More information can be found at There is free parking on side streets within walking distance, but if you prefer to park next to the stadium there are two garages- Gateway North and Gateway East.

Weekend for Two*
Embassy Suites Cleveland Downtown (2 Nights) $190
Tickets (2 Bleacher Tickets) $10
Breakfast Complimentary at hotel
Friday Dinner (Trattoria on the Hill: Eggplant Parm, Fettucini Alfredo, 2 Drinks)
Saturday Lunch (Slyman’s Restaurant: Split Corned Beef, 2 Sides of Fries)
Saturday Dinner (Shooters on the Water: Burger, Panini, 2 Drinks)
Pre-game at Winking Lizard (4 Drinks)


Taxis (4 Rides) $50
Total $400

*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.


3 thoughts on “Plan Your Trip to Progressive Field

      1. Always glad to help. We have a shared love of the National Passtime. I will keep my eyes open for other articles on being fans of the game on a budget.


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