CLEVELAND, Ohio – For the 25th consecutive year, the Tribe has sold out their homeowner tickets – and this year they did so in a record 3 minutes.
Tickets for the Cleveland Indians’ 2017 home opener against the Chicago White Sox on April 11 went on sale at 10 a.m. on March 6. Last season, the team sold out its supply for the opener in 40 minutes, according to Cleveland.com. The year before, it only took 11 minutes.
The 2017 quest for the World Series will begin eight days before the home opener, against the Texas Rangers in Arlington.
The Indians anticipate a spike in ticket sales this season after the trip to the World Series last season. The season-ticket base has increased from 8,500 last year to more than 11,000 for this season.
The Indians have ranked in the bottom three among the league’s teams in attendance in each of the last five seasons.