Indians allowed 25% Victory Field capacity in May, ink TV deal

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The Indianapolis Indians this week announced separate deals that will put 35 of their games on TV and allow the team to play home games in May before a limited number of spectators.

The Triple-A Minor League Baseball team said it received approval from the Marion County Public Health Department to play its May games at Victory Field at 25% stadium capacity—or about 3,450 spectators per game.

The Indians play only six home games in May, all against the Toledo Mud Hens from May 11-16. Tickets go on sale April 28.

The team, which missed its first season in 119 years last year because of the pandemic, will have a much busier home schedule in June, with 14 games at Victory Field on the calendar. Capacity limits, if any, have not been announced past May’s games.

Meanwhile, the Indians said WNDY-TV Channel 23 (MyINDY-TV) will air 35 of the team’s home games, starting with the May 11 home opener.

Coverage will include 10 games against the Iowa Cubs and nine against the Mud Hens.

Indians games also will be broadcast on radio on WNDE-AM 1260, with “Voice of the Indians” Howard Kellman entering his 45th year with the club. He’ll be joined by Andrew Kappes and Cheyne Reiter.

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10 thoughts on “Indians allowed 25% Victory Field capacity in May, ink TV deal

    1. “Face coverings and temperature checks will be required for all ticket holders.”

  1. that and everyone that wants a shot can have a shot yet they still want masks to be worn and capacity limits in place? First it was to flatten the curve, now what it is? Oh yes, must be the science they are following!

  2. The Indians are basically following the same protocol as nearly every MLB team. Good for them for prioritizing the health of their fans over money. If you don’t like the 25% capacity number, you are more than welcome to stay home. I wish conservative adults would stop throwing temper tantrums like a toddler who’s told they can’t go to Chuck E Cheese. Things will open back up to 100% capacity when cases go down and vaccination rates go up. Stop whining about your “rights” and deal with this pandemic like adults.

    1. All over the country their have been countless outdoor events that they said would be super spreaders and the data shows that’s not happening. For whatever reason outdoors seems to make a huge difference in not spreading the virus. It doesn’t make sense for nearby counties to be scheduling their outdoor events and for Indy to still be like this. Their choice of course, but it’s not necessary to keep limiting these outdoor activities.

  3. Wesley, the whole point is that we don’t have a choice, we must stay home. How about snowflakes that are scared of the virus, even though the event is outdoors, people are wearing masks, and anyone who wants a vaccine should have gotten one, stay home!