Progressive Field is a ballpark located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and is the home of the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball and the American League. Along with Quicken Loans Arena, it is part of the Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex. It was ranked as Major League Baseball's best ballpark in a 2008 Sports Illustrated fan opinion poll. From its inaugural season in 1994, the ballpark was named Jacobs Field for team owners Richard and David Jacobs, until 2008, when it was changed to Progressive Field due to the sale of naming rights to the Progressive Insurance Company. Fans informally refer to it as The Jake (based on the park's original name) as well as The Pro or The Prog (short for Progressive). The ballpark contains 2,064 club seats and 126 luxury suites. The Cleveland Indians previously played at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, which was their full-time home since the 1947 season, and they shared with the NFL's Cleveland Browns. However, by the mid-1980s, Cleveland Municipal Stadium was showing its age. Players and fans complained the aging stadium was too big and too old. The 75,000-seat stadium had seen the Indians set numerous attendance records.
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