Cleveland Indians offer social media suite
April, 21, 2012
By Steve Olenski | Special to ESPN.com
Cleveland IndiansThe Cleveland Indians have dedicated a Progressive Field suite specifically to fans of social media.Recognized as one of “MLB’s most Twitter-friendly teams” by ESPN the Magazine, the Cleveland Indians have shown they are fast becoming one of the most adept teams in social media, not just in baseball -- but in all sports.
Billed as “the first social media-only space in professional sports,” the Indians Social Suite provides fans the opportunity to chat about the Tribe offline with other attendees, and online with friends and followers directly from a Wi-Fi-enabled suite at Progressive Field.
The Social Suite actually started as “just a section” in 2010, but Indians president Mark Shapiro quickly realized the need for more space to allow fans to interact with their beloved Tribe via social media.
“We’re cognizant of the importance of social media as a tool to engage with fans,” said Shapiro. “We now have the opportunity to directly connect to our fans and engage in authentic, two-way conversations. These connections with fans strengthen our brand vision to create memories, connect generations and celebrate families.”
So, if you’re an Indians fan and an active social media user, this is definitely the place for you.
Just keep in mind invitations to the Indians Social Suite are distributed on a game-by-game basis.
Fans are invited to apply for admission to the Indians Social Suite online at www.indians.com/connect.