Tribe Ticket Sales: Filling Seats at Progressive Field

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CLEVELAND– If you haven’t noticed, the Cleveland Indians are on fire right now.

The tribe has won the last 10 out of 11 games and are just three games behind the first place Detroit Tigers in the American League.

But with 43,000 seats at Progressive Field, a little less than half of those seats are filled on any given game day, on average.

“I think it’s a residual of last year; August was horrible,” said tribe fan, Fred Rodgers, of Cleveland.

Indians owners had long hoped key marketing strategies like $10 tickets, $1 dog days and cheap beer would bring more fans out this season.  But that hasn’t necessarily been the case.

Dan Farnworth of Cleveland Heights said, “If they keep winning and they are a playoff contention, it’s definitely gonna rise ticket sales a lot more.”

Game one of a crucial four-game series against first place Detroit Tigers is expected to draw large crowds.  But will Progressive Field be sold out this week? Fans are keeping their fingers crossed.

An Indians spokesman telling FOX 8 single game ticket sales are slightly up since 2012.