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Indians up 43% in attendance through 26 home games

Cleveland is bringing in an average of 21,154 fans per game this season, its largest total since averaging 22,726 fans at Progressive Field in 2011. The IBI's John Alfes has more...

CLEVELAND – The Indians are attracting a substantially larger audience on television and at the ballpark in 2017.

Recent data has the numbers to prove it.

Progressive Field features a 43% boost in attendance through 26 home games this season compared to the same statistics from one year ago.

With a World Series caliber team and renovated stadium, the Tribe has drawn 550,012 total fans, giving them an average of 21,154 per contest.

Last season totaled 383,312 fans at the same point in June, an average of 14,743 per game.

Although the defending American League Champions still rank 27th in attendance below the majority of other major league teams, the core of their high-ceiling roster remains intact for the foreseeable future, potentially leading to an even higher increase in ticket sales moving forward.

John Alfes has covered the Indians for IBI since August of 2016. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season long.

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