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Progressive Field is home to the Cleveland Guardians, but it also houses Fanatics Sportsbook. This page looks at the relationship between those three groups.

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Progressive Field is home to the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball, but it also houses Fanatics Sportsbook. With a retail betting operation located just outside the right field gate, sports gamblers can make their wagers on the way into the game and collect winnings on the way out.

Here, we’ve provided a brief history of Progressive Field as well as given context to the betting relationship with Fanatics. You will also find other important contact and visitation information for the ballpark.

About Progressive Field in Ohio

Progressive Field opened in 1994 under the name “Jacobs Field;” Progressive Corporation, which is headquartered in Mayfield Village, OH, purchased the naming rights in 2008.

The Cleveland Guardians, who at the time were called the “Indians,” needed a new stadium as they previously shared Cleveland Stadium with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. Coincidentally, the Browns would relocate to Baltimore just two years after Jacobs Field opened.

Today, Progressive Field has a ballpark capacity of 34,830. The capacity has gone down considerably from the 42,865 seats when the park opened, with seats being removed for luxury boxes, to open views to the surrounding neighborhood, and for additional concessions options.

In 2007, Progressive Field became the first American League stadium to install solar panels on the building. A wind turbine from Cleveland State University was also installed in March 2012, but it had to be removed a year later due to cracks in the structure which created a safety hazard.

Aside from MLB events, Progressive Field has hosted concerts and an outdoor hockey game between Ohio State and Michigan in 2012, becoming the first collegiate outdoor hockey game in Ohio history.

It also briefly held an event called “Snow Days,” where a snow tubing hill was set up in the bleachers, a skating rink was set up around the warning track, and other winter activities were run around the concourse. However, the event was short-lived, as warm temperatures led to low attendance at the event.

Are you able to bet on sports at Progressive Field in OH?

Yes, you are able to bet on sports at Progressive Field in OH. Sports gambling at Progressive Field is possible thanks to a partnership with Fanatics Sportsbook, which we’ll explain more below.

If you are unable to make it to the Fanatics betting window or digital kiosks on game day, you’ll also be able to download the Fanatics Sportsbook mobile app, which runs on Apple and Android devices. The app is free to download, and the registration process takes roughly 5-10 minutes.

Ohio sports betting launched statewide on January 1, 2023.

Progressive Field and Fanatics Sportsbook partnership

While the company’s main vertical is sports merchandise and memorabilia, Fanatics entered the sports betting world in the summer of 2023 by purchasing PointsBet’s North American gambling operations. This led to Fanatics OH launching a retail sportsbook at Progressive Field in August of the same year.

The sportsbook is open from 2 PM to 8 PM Monday through Friday and 11 AM to 9 PM Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to the stadium partnership with Fanatics, the Guardians have bet365 Sportsbook as one of their official partners.

Does Progressive Field offer other types of gambling?

No, Progressive Field does not offer other types of gambling. Progressive Field is first and foremost a baseball park, and it has provided space for Fanatics to set up a retail sportsbook.

Other forms of gambling beyond sports betting and horse race wagering would not only violate the terms of Fanatics’ sports betting operator’s license but also be illegal under Ohio law, as online casino gaming is prohibited.

History of Progressive Field

Here is a brief timeline covering the history of Progressive Field.

  • 1984: Cuyahoga County voters opt against a property tax increase to build a 100% taxpayer-funded domed stadium that the Browns and Indians would have shared.
  • 1986: Cuyahoga County voters approve a 15-year tax on alcohol and cigarette sales to help fund construction at the Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex. In addition to Jacobs Field, this tax also helped fund a new arena for the Cleveland Cavaliers and two parking garages.
  • 1992: Jacobs Field construction begins.
  • 1994: Jacobs Field opens with an exhibition game ahead of the MLB season. The first official game was played on April 4, with Cleveland defeating the Seattle Mariners 4-3.
  • 1995: Jacobs Field starts an MLB attendance record, with Cleveland selling out 455 consecutive home games. In five consecutive seasons, tickets for all 81 regular season home games were sold out before opening day.
  • 2007: Cleveland becomes the first American League team to install solar panels on the stadium.
  • 2008: Progressive Corporation purchases the naming rights for the ballpark and renames the venue “Progressive Field.”
  • 2011: Los Angeles Angels pitcher Ervin Santana becomes the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter at Progressive Field.
  • 2012: Progressive Field is the site of the first collegiate outdoor hockey game in Ohio as the Ohio State Buckeyes host the Michigan Wolverines. The game was dubbed “The Frozen Diamond Faceoff.” Michigan won 4-1.
  • 2023: Fanatics Sportsbook opens at Progressive Field.

Contact & opening hours

Address: 2401 Ontario St, Cleveland, OH 44115
Opening hours: SUN-THU - One hour before first pitch, FRI-SAT - 90 minutes before first pitch
Website: https://www.mlb.com/guardians/ballpark/information
E-mail address: No email address listed
Phone number: (216) 420-4487