Everything you need to know about Cleveland Indians home opener

The Cleveland Indians take on the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field.

Everything you need to know about Cleveland Indians home opener
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Opening Day for the Cleveland Indians has arrived. The Tribe hosts the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field at 4:10 p.m. Monday.

Gates open today at 2 p.m.

The Indians will honor the 25th Anniversary of the ballpark as alum Wayne Kirby will throw the ceremonial first pitch to Indians Hall of Famer Sandy Alomar (first Indians hit at Jacobs Field). On Opening Day 1994, Kirby’s 11th-inning, two-out single scored Eddie Murray to lift the Tribe over the Mariners, 4-3.

To prepare for the thousands of people traveling downtown on Monday, Cleveland officials released several warnings and restrictions so residents and visitors can safely enjoy all the city has to offer in dining, attractions and entertainment.

Restricted items

  • Purses, bags bigger than 16x16x8 inches
  • Cameras with lenses larger than 100mm
  • Inappropriate, foul fan signs

What's allowed in the park

  • Bottled water (less than 20oz and unopened)
  • Small, single service juice boxes, unopened snack items
  • Blankets

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