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Issue Date: June 2007 Issue


We have a bunch of home teams to root, root, root for.


Kim Schneider
schneider@clevelandmagazine.com

For the love of Chief Wahoo, get yourself to a ballpark and take in a game. Whether you want to check out Grady and Travis atThe Jake, scout some future stars at the Tribe's two local minor-league affiliates or just watch kids be kids, we give you the signson where to park, where to sit and what to eat, so you can keep your eye on the ball.

Jacobs Field

Canal Park

Classic Park

Maplewood Diamonds

Home of Cleveland Indians Akron Aeros Lake County Captains Puritas Baseball (ages 4-14)
Address 2401 Ontario St., Cleveland 300 S. Main St., Akron 35300 Vine St., Eastlake 18620 Cleveland Parkway,Cleveland
Ticket Prices $7-$46 $7-$10 $9 for box seats, $7 for bleacher seats and $6 for lawn seats Free
Number of Seats 43,405 9,097 7,273 500 (approx.) in bleachers,plenty of lawn seats
Parking The USA Parking lots on theeast side of East 14th Streetrange from $5 to $10. Walkthrough the cemetery or downErie Court and you're there. All city garages and surfacelots are free after 6 p.m.weeknights and all day onweekends. All Captain parking lots are $5.The private lots off of CurtisBoulevard cost up to $5. With a handful of games goingat once, the small parking lotfills up fast. Overflow spills intothe adjacent corporate park.
For the Kids Kids Land, located near section117, offers a play area, kid friendly snacks and frequentvisits from Slider. Kids can test their arm strengthwith the speed pitch machine inthe main concourse behind theoutfield wall. Kids can play in the NationalCity Kids Zone behind left fieldcomplete with a slide, speedpitch and bouncer. Kids can slide, climb and runon the centrally located playground,which makes it easy tokeep an eye on the tykes whilewatching a game.
Price of Hot Dogs $2.50 $3 $2 $2
Try This Served in a take-out box, themade-to-order stir-fry ($7.75)contains noodles, chicken andvegetables. Find it behind homeplate. Order a hamburgerat MenchesBros. Restaurant. A wall ofwindows provides a field view,so enjoy the family recipe, whichincludes coffee and brownsugar, without missing a pitch. For those with a sweet tooth,try a funnel cake ($5) with toppingssuch as M&M's, Reese'sPieces and gummy bears. Bring a cooler filled with yourfavorite picnic treats and relaxon the tables under the covered pavilion.
Best Seat In The Park Ladies, sit in bleacher sections183, 184 and 185 to get primeGrady time. Not a Sizemore fan?Then sit in Section 138, near thevisitor's dugout, to see up-and coming second baseman Josh Barfield. Section 111 will give you agreat view of centerfielderTrevor Crowe as he makes arun for it. He stole 13 bases in23 games last season. Score a seat in sections 110or 111 behind home plate tosee catcher Matthew McBridework the strike zone. Anyplace you plop down yourfolding chair (though there'ssome limited shade betweenFields No.1 and 2).
Time to Arrive Get down to sections 171,172 and 174 about 15 minutesbefore the first pitch to catchthe Tribe warming up in leftfield and possibly score anautograph from Pronk and Co. The gates open one hour priorto game time and fans can askfor autographs during this timeup until 20 minutes before thegame. Get a John Hancock before thegame (gates open 1 hour and5 minutes before game time)or stay after. Special pregameautograph sessions areoffered on Sundays. Saturdays are packed withgames. T-ballers begin in themorning with matchups atevery level most of the day.Don't miss the SummerClassic tournamentJune 6 through 10.
After the Game
Take a quick walk to East Ninth Street and Prospect Avenueand choose from Panini's, TheClevelander and Winking Lizard.
Hit up Brubaker's, Jillian's orthe Barley House. All are on South Main Street and withinwalking distance. The family sports pub, Beef'O'Brady's, is right aroundthe corner. Follow your favoriteteam down the street fora frozen treat at ConeZone on Rocky River Drive.


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