Indians' new lease keeps team in Cleveland through 2023

Updated: September 15, 2008, 5:58 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Indians have committed to playing in Cleveland through 2023.

The club signed a new lease with the Gateway Economic Development Corp. on Monday. The previous lease was set to expire in 2013.

The Indians began play at Progressive Field, then called Jacobs Field, in 1994.

As part of the new lease with Gateway, the Indians will be permitted to play up to five home games at sites outside of the U.S. and Canada over any five-year period.

Gateway is a nonprofit organization that owns and operates Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena, home of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers' lease expires in 2027.


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