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.