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Money Always Wins. Jacob's Field To Be Renamed Progressive Field

1/11/08 in MLB   |   Seth   |   301 respect

It's been called Jacob's Field since it was built it 1994, named after the Indians old owner. But the naming rights have expired, and rather than keep the name, the Indians have sold the rights to Progressive Insurance. In the past I could catch a game at the Jake, now where am I going. The new stadium needs a nickname, the Prog just doesn't sound right. All I know is the Indians better use this extra money on keeping the team a playoff contender or else I'm going to call it P. Field.

 

Either that or I'll just call it Jacob's Field.

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1/18/08   |   Rustysmitty

Also speaking as a Progressive employee I think it's kinda cool. At the same time I think it takes away a classic ballpark name.

1/11/08   |   faithsports13

Wowwwwwww,

 

This story of Jacobs (not Jacob's) Field, being named Progressive Field...is a TOTAL Shocker to yours truly.  I am eager for the 2008 MLB season to start, but to hear that the new name (where the Tribe plays their home games) is going to be: Progressive Field?  Sigh.  :0(

 

Obvisiously, Jacobs Field is a much better name of the stadium where the Tribe play

their 81 games, each year.  The only bright spot in this new name: getting $3.6 million dollars each year, for the next 16 years (through 2023), is no chump change.  (Source: www.indians.com, via Anthony Castrovince's article {1/11/08}). 

 

Being a true and loyal fan of the Tribe (out here in Northern Calif.), and all Tribe fans across America and especially in and around Cleveland and the State of Ohio, we unfortunately, will have to get used to saying Progressive Field.  I assure you, I prefer to call the stadium where the Indians play their home games: Jacobs Field.  

 

Of this $3.6 million dollars, the Cleveland Indians Organization is going to recieve from Progressive Auto Insurance Co., maybe they can use some of that money to re-sign C.C. Sabathia and also sign a MUCH need power bat in Left Field.   From the same article at www.indians.com, that might not happen.  $1.2 million of the $3.6 million, will go to pay for the replacement signs in and around the stadium (formerly called Jacobs Field).  At least, from 1994 through 2007, it was called Jacobs Field.  It was great while it lasted. 

 

Signed,

FaithSports13

Go Tribe!!!

1/11/08   |   IlliniBob72   |   83 respect

That is too bad. I always liked the name Jacobs Field and better yet, The Jake.

1/11/08   |   hskrdave   |   10333 respect

I feel your pain.  Felt the same way with Jack Kent Cooke Stadium/FedEx Field.