Connect with us


Letter to Cleveland Indians Fans About the Recent (Lack of) Attendance

I hate to do this again, but I think I’m starting to sound like a broken record. I wrote an article earlier this season in April about how the attendance at Indians games was disappointing.

A positive that happened since then, is that during the summer before the kids went back to school, we sold out a couple games and averaged a great crowd each and every night for the Cleveland Indians.

Now that school has started it is once again becoming a disappointment especially because of the fact that we are now in September and the Indians are making a playoff push, and leading the AL Central.

In the previous series against the Minnesota Twins, attendance during that series did not break 12,000 fans in those three games. It is so disappointing seeing that this is the way a team that is nearly playoff bound gets treated.

September is now here, the Indians’ magic number is at 26. The road to the playoffs will be difficult without the help of Cleveland Indians fans in attendance.

Cleveland Indians upcoming schedule

The Indians will be playing mainly divisional games in the month of September. It has been stated a few times this season by Indians players that when a good sized crowd comes out to the ballpark to root on their team, it influences the players’ performance on the field.

There is something magical happening this season at Progressive Field, Cleveland needs your help Indians fans. The Indians have the third best record in the American League at home with a record of 42-23.

Hopefully this upcoming series Tribe fans can come out and support their first place team while they take on the Miami Marlins. It is a weekend series, kids are not in school the following day.

This is the time to make up for the dismal attendance numbers we put up this week against the Twins.

The Indians need you to go to these pivotal games in September if you want to get rowdy in October. We experienced what it was like to be apart of the Wild Card Game in 2013 and I do not think to many people want to experience that one game playoff once again. We have the opportunity to win the AL Central, and avoiding the Wild Card Game.

So buckle up Tribe fans, it is going to be a wild ride. Let’s have some fun and cheer on our Cleveland Indians even if it’s 40 degrees because the Playoff Atmosphere will warm us all up!

Hopefully in the end we can have the biggest Party at Napoli’s!

Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on



  1. Curtis McLaughlin

    September 1, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    I don’t think they understand how much money goes out to send are kids back to school if they did they would understand what parents go three I’m sure it will pick up you just have to have faith in Cleveland Fans.

  2. Bob Polk

    September 4, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Hey Vince, sorry to say it’s all about the money.Indians execs bemoan the fact that there are not many fans in the seats,truth is they don’t care if people go to the games, they now get more tv money than ever. Want more fans in the seats, drop prices!!!! Kids should be $5 all the time, don’t get them in the seats and u will not see anybody there in 10 to 15 years.Tribe is pricing the average fan out of America’s favorite pastime (for Now)Tribe players are giving their all and deserve better. Tribe brass, follow suit and set up to the plate!!!

    • Payton Vince

      September 9, 2016 at 8:08 am

      Exactly, that is why I am so disappointed! The Indians are playing their best ball in a long time and can only get 20,000+ on weekends. It’s very disappointing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.





Show Your Team Spirit

NEO Sports Insiders Newsletter

Sign up to receive our NEOSI newsletter, and keep up to date with all the latest Cleveland sports news.

Recent Comments


More in Indians