CLEVELAND — The transformation is complete.
The Brilliant Electric Sign Company finished their installation of the new Cleveland Guardians script sign atop the scoreboard at Progressive Field on Thursday afternoon.
Installation of the sign, which measures 81 feet wide and 28 feet high, began last week.
The sign’s completion comes one month before the 2022 home opener at Progressive Field, which is set for Friday, April 15, against the San Francisco Giants. It’s also the first time the team will play in Cleveland under their new Guardians name.
"What a beautiful sight," the team wrote on social media with a photo of the completed sign.
We streamed extended live coverage of the sign's installation Thursday morning, which you can watch below:
Removal of the Indians scoreboard script sign began last November.
The team announced their name change back on July 23.
“We are excited to usher in the next era of the deep history of baseball in Cleveland,” team owner and chairman Paul Dolan said when the new name was revealed. “Cleveland has and always will be the most important part of our identity. Therefore, we wanted a name that strongly represents the pride, resiliency and loyalty of Clevelanders. ‘Guardians’ reflects those attributes that define us while drawing on the iconic Guardians of Traffic just outside the ballpark on the Hope Memorial Bridge. It brings to life the pride Clevelanders take in our city and the way we fight together for all who choose to be part of the Cleveland baseball family. While ‘Indians’ will always be a part of our history, our new name will help unify our fans and city as we are all Cleveland Guardians.”