By Matt Loede - 92.3 The Fan Indians Beat Reporter

CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – On a day when the Cleveland Indians will make public their intentions with outfielder Grady Sizemore and pitcher Fausto Carmona on club options, a report says that the team will be raising ticket prices for the 2012 season.

The small bump in ticket prices will effect those that have season tickets, as Crain’s Cleveland Business reports that the boost will be about 3% in pricing.

Last Thursday the Indians released their 2012 ticket plans on their website. It’s the first time since 2008 the Indians have increased ticket prices.

The only two sections that were not raised at least a little were the diamond box and left-field bleacher sections. This past season the Tribe drew 1.84 million fans to Progressive Field, an increase of 32% over 2010’s 1.39 million.

Those numbers were still low enough to be last in attendance in Major League Baseball.

The website claims that bleacher tickets will stay at the $9 price that was put into place in 2010. Diamond box seats, which are the first rows behind home plate and the dugouts run fans $55 per game for season ticket holders.

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