Reporting Daryl Ruiter
CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Attending a game at Progressive Field will cost less – at least at the concession stand – during the 2013 season after the Indians announced price reductions for hot dogs, 12-ounce domestic beers and other items at the ballpark Thursday.
Hot dogs will start at $3, a 33% reduction from 2012 prices, and 12-ounce domestic beers will be reduced to from $5.50 to $4, a 24% reduction from last year.
“We’ve asked our fans what they want most in their ballpark experience at Progressive Field, and more affordable concessions prices routinely top the list,” Indians president Mark Shapiro said. “This is a way for us to let fans know we’re listening to them and that we value them.”
The $4, 12-ounce beer price extends to all draft and can domestic beer located throughout the ballpark, and also applies to the “Your Dad’s Beer Stand,” which features popular nostalgic beer brands the team said.
In addition to the hot dog and beer price reductions, nachos, pretzels, popcorn, pizza and bratwursts will see a drop in prices of up to 25 percent and soda refills will be only $2.
The Indians also added 6 more dates than they had in 2012 to their popular $1 dog night promotional schedule for this season bringing the total to 15 this year.
Thursday’s announcement comes on the heels of an active offseason that included the hiring of 2-time World Series Champion manager Terry Francona plus the additions of Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn as part of a $117 million offseason spending spree.
As a result, the Indians have seen a steep increase in season ticket as well as single game ticket sales in recent weeks.