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Encyclopedia > Jacobs Field
Jacobs Field
The Jake

Jacobs Field
Location 2401 Ontario Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Broke ground January 1992
Opened April 4, 1994
Owner Cuyahoga County
Operator Gateway Economic Development Corp
Surface Kentucky Blue Grass
Construction cost $175 million
Architect HOK Sport
Tenants
Cleveland Indians (MLB) (1994-present)
Capacity
43,345 (1994)
Dimensions
Left Field - 325 ft (99 m)
Left-Center - 370 ft (113 m)
Center Field - 405 ft (123.5 m)
Right-Center - 375 ft (114 m)
Right Field - 325 ft (99 m)

Fence Height:
Left Field - 19 ft (6 m)
Center and Right Fields - 8 feet (2.5 m)

Jacobs Field (informally called "The Jake") is a baseball stadium located in the middle of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Part of the Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex, along with Quicken Loans Arena, it was built as a replacement for Cleveland Stadium. Image File history File links JacobsFieldLogo150. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 980 KB) Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Cuyahoga County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... HOK Sport + Venue + Event, a division of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, is an architectural practice specializing in the design of public assembly spaces and planning of major special events. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present) Cleveland Stadium (1932-1993)* a. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Picture of Fenway Park. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... The Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex, located in Cleveland, Ohio, consists of Jacobs Field and Gund Arena. ... Quicken Loans Arena (aka The Q) is a multipurpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Until August 2005, it was known as Gund Arena, named for Gordon Gund, a former owner of the Cavaliers, after he paid for the naming rights. ... Cleveland Stadium (also known as Municipal Stadium, Cleveland Municipal Stadium and The Mistake on (or by) the Lake) was a baseball and American football stadium located in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


Jacobs Field is home to the Cleveland Indians of the American League, and bears the name of former team owner Richard Jacobs. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present) Cleveland Stadium (1932-1993)* a. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Richard E. Jacobs is the chairman and chief executive officer of The Jacobs Group,[1] a real estate development company that he co-founded with his late brother David. ...

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History

Jacobs Field is one of the contributing factors to the revitalization of downtown Cleveland. Opening in 1994, it replaced Cleveland Municipal Stadium, which the Indians shared with the NFL's Cleveland Browns, and which for the Tribe had become the archetype of the adjective "cavernous." Panorama of Cleveland in 1909 Downtown Cleveland in 2006 Downtown Cleveland is the central business district of the City of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In May 1990, Cuyahoga County voters approved a 15-year sin tax on alcohol and cigarette sales in order to finance the new sports complex. In June 1992, the ceremonial first pitch was thrown at the site of the new Jacobs Field before construction of the building began. Finally, on April 4, 1994, the Indians played their first game at the new stadium. Then-president Bill Clinton threw out the ceremonial first pitch, and the Indians defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 in 11 innings. Cuyahoga County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... A Sin tax is a euphemism for a tax specifically levied on certain generally socially-proscribed goods - usually alcohol and tobacco. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Two unlit filtered cigarettes. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None...


In 1995, Jacobs Field hosted its first World Series, where the Cleveland Indians lost to the Atlanta Braves. Jacobs Field was the site of the 1997 MLB All-Star Game and the host of the 1997 World Series where the Cleveland Indians lost to the Florida Marlins. The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ... Dates October 21, 1995–October 28, 1995 MVP Tom Glavine (Atlanta) Television network ABC Games 1, 4, and 5, NBC Games 2, 3, and 6 Announcers ABC: Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, and Tim McCarver NBC: Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, and Bob Uecker Umpires Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Bruce... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years... Dates October 18, 1997–October 26, 1997 MVP Liván Hernández (Florida) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Umpires Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL), Joe West (NL), Greg Kosc (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Ken Kaiser (AL) The 1997 World Series is widely regarded... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ...


Prior to the start of the 1997 season, Jacobs Field had a slight addition as two sections of seating were added onto the ends of the bleacher section, increasing the capacity by about 1,000 to its current 43,345.


In 2004, Jacobs Field's scoreboard, the largest free-standing scoreboard in the United States, was modernized with the installation of the largest video display in the world at a sports venue, built by Daktronics of South Dakota. The video board measures 36 feet high by 149 feet wide. Also in 2004, a center field dining area located behind the seating, formerly occupied by auxiliary bleachers, was replaced with a bar area called the Batter's Eye Bar. The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... A scoreboard is a large board for publicly displaying the score in a game or match. ... Daktronicsucks NASDAQ: DAKT is an American manufacturer of electronic signage, most notably sports scoreboards, based in Brookings, South Dakota. ... The Batters Eye is a solid-colored, usually dark area beyond the centerfield wall that is the visual backdrop directly in the line of sight of a baseball batter, while facing the pitcher and awaiting a pitch. ...


On Opening Day of 2007, the Cleveland Indians opened Heritage Park, a site for the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame, the 100 Indian Roster, and Memories of the Indians. It is located behind the Center Field Wall, and shrubs and bushes were planted so it doesn't interfere with the "Batter's Eye View."


Attendance Record

The Indians' move to "The Jake" coincided with the coming of age of an outstanding young team, and the Indians soon became the hottest ticket in Cleveland. The ballpark set a major league record between 1995 and early 2001 by selling out 455 straight games. Demand for tickets was so great that they sold out all 81 home games before opening day on three separate occasions. The Indians "retired" the number 455 in honor of this outstanding record. "455 THE FANS" has been placed in lettering on a wall in the right field GA in commemoration.


The longest Homerun at the Jake was a mammoth shot by power hitting shortstop Omar Vizquel measuring an amazing 578 feet.


Ballpark firsts

Statistic Person(s) Date
First Ceremonial First Pitch President Clinton to Sandy Alomar, Jr. April 4, 1994
First Hit Eric Anthony (Seattle Mariners), home run April 4, 1994
First Indians Hit Sandy Alomar, Jr., single to right field April 4, 1994
First Indians Run Candy Maldonado, scored on Manny Ramirez 2 run double in the 8th inning April 4, 1994
First Double Manny Ramirez April 4, 1994
First Triple Ken Griffey, Jr. (Seattle Mariners) April 7, 1994
First Home Run Eric Anthony (Seattle Mariners) April 4, 1994
First Indians Home Run Eddie Murray April 7, 1994
First Grand Slam Paul Sorrento May 9, 1995
First Winning Pitcher Eric Plunk April 4, 1994
First Save Hipólito Pichardo (Kansas City Royals) April 15, 1994

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  • Video clip of fireworks at Jacobs Field
Preceded by
Cleveland Stadium
19321993
Home of the
Cleveland Indians

1994–present
Succeeded by
Current
Preceded by
Veterans Stadium
Host of the All-Star Game
1997
Succeeded by
Coors Field

Coordinates: 41°29′44.53″N, 81°41′7.02″W Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Cleveland Stadium (also known as Municipal Stadium, Cleveland Municipal Stadium and The Mistake on (or by) the Lake) was a baseball and American football stadium located in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present) Cleveland Stadium (1932-1993)* a. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Philadelphia Veterans Stadium (informally called The Vet) was a professional sports facility located at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coors Field, located in Denver, Colorado is the home field of the National Leagues Colorado Rockies. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...



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Jacobs Field is a baseball stadium located in the middle of downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
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