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Cleveland Indians reach 2 million tickets sold for 2017 season

CLEVELAND– The city of Cleveland really has Indians fever.

The Cleveland Indians have reached 2 million tickets sold for the 2017 season, according to a release from the club. This is the first year since 2008 that the team has reached that threshold.

When compared to 2016, attendance has jumped nearly 30 percent per game. That number is even more stunning when compared to 2015, and marks a 42 percent increase in attendance per game.

While in person attendance has grown, ratings have also grown. TV ratings are averaging a 8.23 household rating on SportsTime Ohio, up 26 percent over last year’s 6.53 household rating for the entire season. Radio listenership is up 18 percent as well.

The Indians have one final homestand left in the regular season, beginning next Tuesday, Sept. 26. The team will take the Minnesota Twins in a three-game set, followed by the Chicago White Sox.


Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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