The Indians have been creative and forward thinking when it comes to marketing and getting fans down to the stadium. Recently the Tribe announced to deals that should make coming to the ball park a much more enjoyable experience.
They announced the addition of a new concession deal, in which you can get a bratwurst and beer or hot dog, pop corn and pop for $8. Along with they for the weekend of July 20th transportation via the local bus line RTA along with free Gateway parking with the purchase of an advanced ticket.
Here’s the specifics of the deals;
Concessions: $8 Classic Combo Deals
Hot Dog Classic Combo Deal: one Sugardale all-beef hot dog, one large popcorn and one 16 oz. Pepsi product
Brat Classic Combo Deal: one brat and one 12 oz. beer
Transportation: Free Transportation Weekend on July 20, 21 & 22
Free parking in the Gateway East Garage with an advance ticket purchase using the password “parking”
Free RTA Rail Service (Blue, Green and Red Lines) and RTA HealthLine when showing a valid Indians game ticket when boarding the rail system
Free shuttle service to and from Ohio City (corner of W. 25 and Market Ave. near Great Lakes Brewing Company and Bar Cento)
Following the Free Transportation Weekend for remainder of 2012 season
Exclusive RTA Family Fare Pass for $10 with ticket purchase (Two adults/up to four children)
Indians Ohio City Shuttle on home weekend game dates for $1
Great Lakes Brewing Company’s “Fatty Wagon” shuttle every game for $1
Pre-paid parking availability in the Gateway East Garage
The Indians have made a conscious effort to accomodate fans and to make the experience at Progressive Field as comfortable and enjoyable as they can. The fact that the Indians struggle goes far beyond the fact that the team is only in 3rd place in their division and trending a .500 record.
While there may be much to complain about as far as the Indians adding payroll and wooing free agents, no complaints can be made about the lengths the Indians organization goes to make sure going to a ball game is affordable. Hopefully these deals will drive fans down to the park as they make a push for the division.