If there ever was a good time to be a Cleveland Indians fan, it’s right about now. It wasn’t all that long ago that team president, Mark Shapiro, was warning prospective season ticket holders to temper their expectations for a winning club. Now, on top of an offseason that saw the club acquire Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, and Trevor Bauer, the Clevelands have announced significant rollbacks on concession prices. We’re talking about $4 for a 12 oz. beer.
Shapiro, via Jordan Bastian/MLB.com:
“We’ve asked our fans what they want most in their ballpark experience at Progressive Field, and more affordable concessions prices routinely top the list. This is a way for us to let fans know we’re listening to them and that we value them.”
Progressive Field concession stands will feature new low prices on domestic beer, hot dogs ($3), soda refills ($2), and up to a 25 percent reduction on pretzels, popcorn, nachos, pizza, and snouts (read: bratwursts). Cheap eats, reasonably priced beer, and several nice offseason acquisitions is one way to get fans to come out to the ballpark.
I suppose there are other ways for clubs on the upswing to thank their fans:
— Blue Jays-Official(@BlueJays) February 28, 2013
Oops, did I say “thank”? I meant gouge.
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