The Cleveland Indians have announced that they will be hosting a real-life 'Party at Napoli's' this Sunday, September 4, at The Corner bar in Progressive Field. Proceeds from the event will go to Cleveland Clinic cancer research, VelSano, and Cleveland Indians' Charities, just like the original Party at Napoli's shirts that went on sale earlier this season.
Fans who purchase a $75 ticket can expect to "interact" with "Indians uniformed personnel," which could include Mike Napoli, Jason Kipnis, and Terry Francona. Attendees will also receive a Limited Edition red Party at Napoli's shirt and access to a cash and silent auction.
The event will take place roughly an hour after the 4:10 p.m. September 4 game against the Miami Marlins concludes.
The 'Party at Napoli's' phenomenon began when Indians fan Nate Crowe (@HipsterTito on Twitter) brought a sign with the now-famous slogan to an Indians game. The sign, seen here in Crowe's interview with Cleveland 19 news, played off the fun-loving nature of the Tribe's energetic first baseman and implied there would be a party at his house if the Indians did well.
It took off from there, becoming an officially licensed t-shirt worn by players and fans alike -- and, unfortunately, spawned many duplicates that do not donate their proceeds to charity as the original shirt does.
Tickets are limited and can be purchased on tickets.com with the password 'Napoli'.