Progressive Field New Home of Cleveland Indians

In March of 1937, Steve O’Neill was managing the Cleveland
Indians, the team was at Spring Training in New Orleans
and preparing for another season at League
Park at Lexington
East 66th Street
At the same time, just a few blocks away on
Euclid Avenue, two young Clevelanders,
Jack Lewis and Joe Green, were starting a car insurance company known as

Now, 70 years later, two
Cleveland institutions—the Cleveland Indians
and Progressive are joining forces to bring the excitement of championship
baseball to fans everywhere.

Today, what’s currently known as Jacobs Field will become
Progressive Field. Progressive, a leading car, motorcycle and commercial auto
insurer, has partnered with the Indians on a 16-year deal for the naming rights
to the ballpark and will also become the Official Auto Insurer of the Cleveland

Progressive President and CEO Glenn Renwick said: “This is a
story about two Cleveland-based organizations making a long-term commitment to
the city, the fans and our people.”

“Progressive is the perfect fit for the Cleveland Indians, a
hometown, world-class organization known for putting their customers first with
a tradition of innovation and excellence,” said Indians President Paul Dolan.
“We look forward to continuing to provide our fans with a championship-caliber
team in an atmosphere of superior customer service and entertainment at
Progressive Field.”

Progressive’s payments to the Indians over the 16-year term
of the agreement will average approximately $3.6 million annually.

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