In an effort to bring in the younger, tech savvy demographic to the ballpark, the Cleveland Indians are creating a small seating area within Progressive Field for bloggers and social media. SportsBusiness Daily has the details, including the Indians’ motivation and new rules.
The free section, part of the Time Warner Cable-sponsored bleacher area and outfitted with wireless Internet access and a TV, is currently being used on an invitation-only basis. But the Indians are currently working with MLBAM on developing an online application process for upcoming games, in effect becoming a press box of sorts for social media users.
It’s unclear whether the Indians want more hardcore Indians fans who happen to be bloggers (awesome), or hipster scenester types (disastrous).
Read the article, then take the poll. If the A’s had a blogger section, where should it be?