Progressive Field is a Major League Baseball (MLB) park located in the downtown area of Cleveland, Ohio with a seating capacity of 34,830. It is the home field of the Cleveland Guardians and is part of the Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex with adjacent Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, which is the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Progressive Field opened as Jacobs Field in 1994 to replace Cleveland Stadium, which the Guardians (then known as the Cleveland Indians) had shared with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.

Since 2008, the facility has been named for Progressive Corporation, based in the Cleveland suburb of Mayfield, which purchased naming rights for $58 million over 16 years. The previous name came from team owners Richard and David Jacobs, who had acquired naming rights when the facility opened. The ballpark is still often referred to as “The Jake” based on its original name.

Cleveland Guardians Progressive Field
Cleveland Airport

How to Get to Cleveland

The nearest airport to Progressive Field is Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) which is approximately 14 miles away. There are currently no direct flights to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) from London, but there are several options available including a layover.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from Ohio, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Bus System runs several routes that will get you to Progressive Field. Downtown Cleveland also boasts three distinct rail lines that meet at the main terminal at Tower City Center. Additionally, Cleveland offers free downtown trolleys, the E-Line and the B-Line, from 7am-7pm Monday through Friday. You could also make use of apps such as Moovit to get directions to the arena using public transportation.

Rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft are also available in the vicinity. Progressive Field has designated pick-up and drop-off zones at the arena.

Cleveland Mass Transit Map
Cleveland Browns Stadium Map

Staying in Cleveland

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites.

Progressive Field is in downtown Cleveland. Some popular neighbourhoods to stay in when visiting the arena include Downtown Cleveland, Gateway District and The Flats. Downtown Cleveland is home to many of the city’s top attractions. There are many hotels, restaurants, and shops in this area. Gateway District is just east of downtown and is also home to many popular attractions. The Flats is located along the Cuyahoga River and is known for its nightlife and entertainment options.

Cleveland Guardians Tickets

The Cleveland Guardians sell their tickets via and the MLB Ballpark App.

SeatGeek has replaced StubHub as the official ticket resale partner for MLB.

Baseball fans can still use other resale ticket marketplaces to buy and sell tickets to MLB games. MLB will verify those tickets so buyers know they’re getting a legitimate ticket.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platforms fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the Ballpark App to your phone as it contains a lot of Gameday information for the Ballpark you are visiting and a place to check in and record all the baseball games you have been to.

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