CLEVELAND — As Cleveland continues to prepare for the upcoming 2023 Cleveland Guardians season, the organization has announced the final plans for its "Progressive Field Reimagined" project.
Officials from the Guardians, including Chairman and CEO Paul Dolan, President of Business Operations Brian Barren and President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti unveiled the plans during a press conference at Progressive Field on Thursday. During the briefing, the team officials detailed plans for the upcoming renovations, which they say will place a heavy emphasis on "social experiences."
Those plans include:
- The current Terrace Club being renovated into an open-air hub with terrace ticketed seating in the 200 and 300 levels. There will also be a private club space for fans ticketed in the 300 level.
- The 400 level of the Terrace Hub will be transformed into an expansive market hall open to all fans. The market hall will include authentic-to-Cleveland food and beverage items. Fans will be able to access the hall from all levels of the stadium via a new escalator and stair system.
- The upper deck of the stadium will be revamped to include multiple social spaces for fans. A beer garden will be put down the left field line. The current shipping containers in the right field will be replaced with a group outing space. New concession spaces, including grab-and-go spaces, will also be present in the upper deck.
- The Dugout Club will maintain its field-level dugout suites, with a new Dugout Club right behind the seats featuring an upscale VIP experience. The club will be available for 250 guests with tickets directly behind home plate, as well as the 72 fans with field-level seating.
- A new four-level building on E. 9th St. will allow for clubhouse expansion, creating more than 20,000 square feet of new space.
- The first major upgrade to the team's clubhouses since the stadium first opened since 1994.
- Increased and expanded strength and conditioning areas for the players and upgraded dining space.
As was previously announced, construction on the renovations are not expected to begin until the conclusion of the 2023 season. According to the team, the renovations are expected to be fully completed by Opening Day 2025.
You can watch the entire press conference in the video player below.
The Guardians visited 3News on Friday to discuss the upcoming renovations, as well as the upcoming Guards Fest. The full video can be watched below:
EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on Oct. 16, 2022.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The video at the top of the story previously aired on 3News on Oct. 16, 2022.