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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Indians this morning announced major enhancements coming to Progressive Field.

The goal is to have the enhancements done by opening day in 2015.

“Fans have changed the way they interact with baseball and other forms of entertainment. As a result, we have to adapt by creating new, compelling experiences to evolve our ballpark to align with fans’ interests,” said Indians President Mark Shapiro. “We’re proud to provide targeted, new experiences that enhance the connection between Progressive Field and revitalizing city around us.”

The franchise's history will be incorporated throughout the ballpark, and in 2015, a Larry Doby statue will be erected at Gate C.

The enhancements also include transforming the Gate C area to create a more visual connection to the field from the exterior, and to emphasize the view of the Cleveland skyline from inside the ballpark.

The bullpens will also be stacked in the stands, so fans can view them from their seats. A two-story bar will also be built in the right field, and popular city neighborhoods like Ohio City and Tremont will be incorporated into the Gate C area.

The upper reserved area in right field will feature terraced decks for group outings with views of the playing field, and the Kids Clubhouse will grow into two levels.

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