Progressive Field reno. Progressing: Cartoon Darcy

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Christmas came early for the Cleveland Guardians Baseball Club, Gateway Economic Development Corp, neighboring businesses and fans when Cleveland City Council approved the 435 Progressive Field renovation lease extension agreement. million dollars and the city’s contribution to it.

Progressive Field has been home to the Cleveland Major League Baseball team since 1994, when the stadium was first called Jacobs Field, after the late owner Dick Jacobs, who barred the team from moving to another city ​​instead of a new stadium in downtown Cleveland, just south of the public plaza

The agreement calls for the city to contribute about $ 8 million per year for renovations and upgrades. Cuyahoga County Council had previously approved the county’s investment of about $ 9 million per year. Ohio contributes $ 2 million. The team will pay approximately $ 4.5 million for renovations and additional funds for maintenance.

In addition to major basic repairs, the project will include renovations, upgrades and new additions. They include a new Gateway Plaza entrance, a redesign of the company’s offices, areas for players and fans, including the Terrace Club and the upper deck.

Work should start next year. By opening day 2025, the team will have a newly renovated stadium that will bear its new name.

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