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Cleveland Indians pregame festivities set for ALDS at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Indians are asking fans to wear red in Progressive Field during the American League Division Series.

Fans will receive a red #RallyTogether towel at ALDS games in Cleveland. The #RockYourRed campaign will continue throughout the series.

Game 3 is 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, while Game 4 – if necessary – is 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. Gates will open two hours before first pitch.

The winner of the best-of-five Cleveland-Houston series will play the Boston-New York winner. First pitch for Game 1 of that series is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5.

Pregame festivities for ALDS games in Cleveland:

ALDS Game 3

Ceremonial first pitch: Former Indian Travis Hafner.

Gateway Plaza band: Tricky Dick & the Cover-Ups.

National Anthem singer: Jim Toncar.

“God Bless America” singer: Danielle Danburg.

Color Guard: All branches.

Monday will be busy downtown. The Cavs host the Indiana Pacers in a preseason game at the Q at 7 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive downtown early and to consider using RTA via bus, trolley or Rapid rail lines.

Lyft’s dedicated pickup and drop-off area is at Erie Court across from the stadium. New Lyft users can use the code NEWTRIBE for $5 off their first two rides when they download the Lyft app.

ALDS Game 4 (if needed)

Ceremonial first pitch: Former Indian Ellis Burks.

Gateway Plaza band: We Are The Radio.

National Anthem singer: Don Irvin.

Color Guard: Navy.

As in the past few postseasons, security is stepped up. Gateway Plaza adjacent to Progressive Field will begin security activation about five hours before first pitch. No vehicles will be allowed, and anyone entering must go through one of the following checkpoints:

* Ontario Street / Eagle Avenue

* Huron Road / East 6th Street

* Gateway East Parking Garage (exit to plaza)

* East 9th Street / Eagle Avenue

Fans do not need tickets to enter Gateway Plaza. Here is a list of what is allowed and restricted.

The first two games of the Cleveland-Houston series are at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Game 1 is 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, with Game 2 at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Game 5, if necessary, would be 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Houston.

Previous coverage: Here is a look at the Indians’ 2018 postseason apparel

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