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Indians adding extra seats to Progressive Field ahead of ALDS

If only there were extra seats in right field...

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The Cleveland Indians have had some attendance issues this season, but the same city that sold out their baseball team for the better part of a decade are not about to let a playoff ticket go unsold. In light of this, it appears the Indians are adding more seats to Progressive Field, including filling in every other row with seating.

Considering the Tribe, who finished the season with the second-best record in the American League pulled in just 19,650 fans per game (third-lowest in the majors), it’s nice to see them preparing for such a huge number of fans for the team’s first “real” playoff game in nine years.

According to a secondary ticket market called Vivid Seats, the median cost for tickets to the ALDS are around $179. Prices for just a parking pass are going for as much as $199 on StubHub if you want the shortest walk possible from your car to Progressive Field for tonight’s game.

The Indians are making bank off this game, as they should.