GUIDE | What you need to know for the 2017 Cleveland Indians postseason
October magic has returned to the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.
The Cleveland Indians are aiming for another trip to the World Series, meaning the city of Cleveland will be ready for the ride.
From where to park downtown to where to find the best gear to show your spirit, check out our guide for everything you should know through the postseason.
When do they play?
The Indians will play the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series after the Yankees beat Minnesota in the AL Wild Card game. The ALDS schedule is as follows:
Game 1: Thursday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. (in Cleveland): CLE 4, NYY 0 (CLE leads series 1-0)
Game 2: Friday, Oct. 6, 5 p.m. (in Cleveland): CLE 9, NYY 8, 13 innings (CLE leads series 2-0)
Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. (in New York) CLE 0, NYY 1 (CLE leads series 2-1)
Game 4: Monday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. (in New York) CLE 3, NYY 7 (Series tied 2-2)
Game 5: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 8:08 p.m. (in Cleveland)
How do I get tickets?
Tickets for the ALDS are currently sold out, but you can still grab some via third-party vendors. Stubhub currently has Game 5 standing room only tickets starting at $117. Vivid Seats has them starting at $109.
The Indians have also announced that a "very limited" amount of tickets for a potential American League Championship Series matchup with the Houston Astros will go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. Those tickets will only be available on Indians.com.
What time do gates open?
Gates open two hours prior to first pitch.
Where can I park downtown?
The city of Cleveland has issued a list of "No parking" zones on home game days.
You can't park here:
• Carnegie Avenue from East 9th Street to East 14th Street (Both Sides)
• Prospect Avenue from Ontario Street to East 14th Street (Both sides)
• Huron Road from Ontario Street to West 6th Street (Both sides)
• Erie Court and Sumner Avenue (Both sides)
• East 9th Street from Euclid Avenue to Carnegie Avenue (Both sides)
• East 4th Street from Prospect Avenue to Huron Road (Both sides)
• East 2nd Street from High Street to Prospect Avenue (Both sides)
You can park in one of the designated lots near the ballpark, such as Carnegie Avenue and E. 9th Street, but be aware that many lots will raise their prices for postseason games. If you're willing to walk a little, consider parking near Cleveland State University on Prospect Avenue. Also consider parking near the Warehouse District, in a lot off W. 6th and 9th streets.
Can I take the train?
The RTA is an ideal way to get downtown, because you don't have to worry about driving in traffic, nor do you have to pay for parking.
RTA has added service routes for Indians home games and if you pay cash, your round-trip ticket is $5 at these stations:
- Tower City Light Rail platform
- Louis Stokes/Windermere
Click here for more info on RTA routes and fares.
How can I watch or listen to games?
Game 5 can be viewed on FS1. Click here to find FS1 in your area.
You can listen to all of the games on WTAM-1100 and WMMS-100.7
What should I wear?
The Indians are encouraging fans to "Rock your red" at all home games and Cleveland's t-shirt market has endless options for you to show your Tribe pride.
The Indians team shop and MLB.com are the go-to places for the team's official postseason gear. Snag an official MLB "Take 17" postseason hoodie, just in case it gets chilly at the ballpark, and grab an official postseason hat.
Stop by CLE Clothing Co. on E. 4th Street on your way to a game and grab a Believeland shirt. You can even get a matching onesie for your baby.
GV Artwork has a west side location in Lakewood and an east side stop in downtown Willoughby. They recently launched a "We Believe" shirt for the postseason, or you can grab a fan favorite "Miller Time" or "Yes Way Jose" shirt.
Ohio favorite Homage has also launched some new Indians items for the postseason, including some women's hoodies perfect for the season.
The Indians announced the following matchups for the ALDS:
Game 1: Trevor Bauer vs. Sonny Gray
Game 2: Corey Kluber vs. CC Sabathia
Game 3: Carlos Carrasco vs. Masahiro Tanaka
Game 4: Trevor Bauer vs. Luis Severino
Game 5: Corey Kluber vs. CC Sabathia
How's the weather looking?
Betsy Kling and the Channel 3 weather team will of course be keeping an eye on the forecast for you.
Wednesday's forecast is looking wet, so we're keeping an eye on radars. Right now, it looks like the rain will be on and off throughout the entire day. Highs will be in the upper 60s.
Click here for the full forecast.
What else should I know about the team?
WKYC.com's digital team has been working to keep you informed with plenty of stories, sidebars and news on the team. Check out these stories so you're ready for all of the postseason action.