Progressive Field: Getting ready for its Major League close-up

3:00 PM, Oct 1, 2013   |    comments
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The national spotlight will be on Cleveland tomorrow night as the Indians and Rays play the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field.

Today, there was a flurry of activity at the ballpark to make sure the stadium is ready for its close-up.

Crews were working to spray paint the MLB postseason logos on the areas outside the team dugouts while grounds crew members worked on the infield and outfield playing areas. Seats were being added to maximize the attendance for the sold out game. More than 43,000 fans will pack Progressive Field for the Wednesday night game. Camera crews were also busy making sure the cameras and equipment are ready for the primetime game.

When the Indians went on the road to Minnesota to finish the regular season, the wild card chase was up in the air and it wasn't known if the Tribe would get to play another home game. But a sweep of the Twins allowed the Indians to clinch the first wild card position and guaranteed home field for the game against the Rays.

This is the Indians first postseason appearance since 2007.


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