Progressive Field is at full capacity as the Cleveland Indians host the Houston Astros during this Fourth of July weekend.
That means the stadium is packed during what is actually some mild July weather.
Being able to attend an Indians game again in 2021 is such a great feeling after the 2020 season was played in front of empty stadiums.
With that being said, let’s look at the three best parts of attending a summer Indians game.
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3. The Atmosphere
A year away from Progressive Field may even make the biggest wave haters love the simple, yet sometimes annoying action from fans.
The atmosphere at an Indians game is what makes it so fun.
Every play is cheered, opposing players are booed, and fans just have a good time.
Indians fans are lucky enough to have a great, open stadium at Progressive Field.
The District bar is out in right field, beer can towers are made, and everyone is just having fun.
Those who have traveled to every single MLB park know that this is not true everywhere.
Some stadiums have completely closed concourses and bad views in general.
Yet even when Progressive Field is not packed, it is a good time.
2. The Concessions
Now we have gotten to arguably the best part of attending an Indians game in person.
The food and drinks!
We can go simple with some peanuts and a hot dog.
The next level up is some nachos and maybe even a taco from the Barrio stand.
When it comes to the drinks, the options are endless, even if a bit expensive.
While the money can add up, plenty of people know some great budget options and even know how to eat for free thanks to bringing food inside.
This writer’s personal favorite is a bratwurst and perhaps a craft beer from the District.
1. The Game Itself
Obviously, the game on the field is the top reason on this list.
It’s great to be back! We opened up our Summer Camp season with two Big League Camp Experiences. Campers finished camp with a behind the scenes experience at Progressive Field, where they hit in the cages, threw in the bullpen, and participated in a zoom with Nick Wittgren. pic.twitter.com/1Im7RAFWqw
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Indians fans have been lucky enough to see a competitive team for nearly a decade and have not been subjected to a huge rebuild, such as what is taking place in Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
You can keep score as well when you attend a game, and if history is made you have that physical piece of history forever.
One of the best parts of attending a game is the fact you never know what you will get.
It could be a two-hour pitcher battle, or even a four or five-hour marathon featuring a ton of offense.
And of course, the weather in the summer is unbeatable.