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Feel like people will think this is underwhelming, but that'd actually be really nice to see.

Puts us somewhere between 24-25K per game. Haven't hit that mark since 08. Have a chance to build off of that more as well. It is nice to see the organization as a whole trending in the right direction, just wish more fans noticed it or noticed it earlier when you saw it coming ~2013 or 2014.
Agree, it's not the revenue driver necessary for a major free agent addition. They'd need that support to be consistent or even grow a bit more for the continued spending people so desire.
 

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Getting LeBron involved, whether it had anything to do with the front office or not, will help. He can single handedly make things "cool" and his support of the Indians through the playoffs should have an impact. I know there aren't a lot of resources like that in Cleveland, but the Indians would be smart to start trying to get more celebs to attend games. Like it or not, this is a big attention getter, especially for a lot of casual fans who think it would be cool to see someone like MGK, Tom Hanks, LeBron, Joe Haden, Drew Carey, Urban Meyer, the rest of the Cavs, etc... at Indians games. Then of course you have to have them shown on the tv broadcast so that everyone watching from home can see what they are missing out on.

These sort of things have a snowball effect and can make Progressive Field an experience, while the games themselves are going on. Maybe that's just the marketing side of me trying to connect the team with a different population, but it's something that I think the team is missing the mark on.

Even if you have to pay these celebs a small amount to go, it's an initial investment that should pay off in more popularity.
 

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Getting LeBron involved, whether it had anything to do with the front office or not, will help. He can single handedly make things "cool" and his support of the Indians through the playoffs should have an impact. I know there aren't a lot of resources like that in Cleveland, but the Indians would be smart to start trying to get more celebs to attend games. Like it or not, this is a big attention getter, especially for a lot of casual fans who think it would be cool to see someone like MGK, Tom Hanks, LeBron, Joe Haden, Drew Carey, Urban Meyer, the rest of the Cavs, etc... at Indians games. Then of course you have to have them shown on the tv broadcast so that everyone watching from home can see what they are missing out on.

These sort of things have a snowball effect and can make Progressive Field an experience, while the games themselves are going on. Maybe that's just the marketing side of me trying to connect the team with a different population, but it's something that I think the team is missing the mark on.

Even if you have to pay these celebs a small amount to go, it's an initial investment that should pay off in more popularity.
The issue you will always have in Cleveland is it is hard to support 3 teams at the same time. The browns will get their support no matter what. The rest is a battle between the Cavs and the Indians. There are only so many $'s to go around in Cleveland.
 

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The issue you will always have in Cleveland is it is hard to support 3 teams at the same time. The browns will get their support no matter what. The rest is a battle between the Cavs and the Indians. There are only so many $'s to go around in Cleveland.
This is why I've been in favor of asking Baltimore if they'd like another football team.

In reality though, the Browns' support is dwindling. The Indians won't collect a huge number of new supporters (this isn't a baseball town), but they'll gain a few more each year as the Browns continue to suck and the Indians continue playing well.
 
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Feel like people will think this is underwhelming, but that'd actually be really nice to see.

Puts us somewhere between 24-25K per game. Haven't hit that mark since 08. Have a chance to build off of that more as well. It is nice to see the organization as a whole trending in the right direction, just wish more fans noticed it or noticed it earlier when you saw it coming ~2013 or 2014.
One of the biggest issues is the fact they raise tickets prices if you try to get them close to the ball game. Bleacher seats are like 16-10 (lower seats-higher seats) dollars and a week before the game they are like at least 25-20 if they aren't sold out. I have actually seen the regular price of the bleachers go to the 40 dollar range for some games and they didn't sell. I always get tickets to games, but honestly going to more than 5-6 games a year is more than anyone can afford either. It i a baseball/major league sports issue in all honesty. The guys that play make more than almost anyone in the nation and yet demand more each season. At this rate by the time I am 50 (aka i am 28 now) no one would be able to keep going to ball games, but the very rich. I feel we need to put some type of hard cap in place and minimum cap as well. A team cannot go over this amount and if the organization salary is under this amount then the difference gets paid between the players on the team based off of some statistical numbers per game or something. I think we would get a few more fans in the stand if the prices weren't like going on a vacation to a middle class family.
 

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