Opening Day marks the beginning of the new Major League Baseball (MLB) season. All 30 teams will be playing on the same day in various cities across the country, starting with fresh records. The 2020 Opening Day will take place on Thursday, March 26. Keep reading to learn more about attending Opening Day games in some of our favorite cities, as well as our recommendations for the best places to eat, shop, and stay while you’re there.
Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers
The Indians vs. Tigers opening game will take place at Progressive Field at 1:10 pm. The 35,000-seat ballpark is located in the middle of downtown Cleveland, near Playhouse Square and the JACK Casino. It is in a bustling area with plenty of great restaurants and shops – here are a few of our top recommendations!
Start off your morning in Cleveland with breakfast at REBoL, a cafe located just minutes from the ballpark. They serve coffee, smoothies, breakfast sandwiches, and pastries, all made from non-toxic, non-GMO, and organic ingredients. For lunch, you don’t even need to leave the ballpark! Melt Bar and Grilled is a popular regional chain with a location inside Progressive Field that is known for its gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. End your night at Lola, an award-winning restaurant by celebrity chef Michael Symon. The beef cheek pierogies at the New American eatery are a must-try; they also have excellent seafood options.
While you’re in downtown Cleveland, check out some of the shops that call the city home. Opened in 1890, The Arcade is one of the oldest shopping malls in the United States. The National Historic Landmark is known for its beautiful Victorian-era architecture and the large skylight that stretches across the top of the multi-story building. Today, you can enjoy spa treatments, handcrafted jewelry, gift shops, an art gallery, and more. Also located just minutes from Progressive Field is Tower City Center. Tower City has large brands like Brooks Brothers and Bath & Body Works, as well as local retailers.
While visiting Cleveland for Opening Day, you’ll want to stay somewhere close to the ballpark and all of the action downtown. Frontdesk has furnished short-term rentals in Cleveland, located within walking distance of Progressive Field. When you stay with us, you’ll get modern amenities like fully stocked kitchens, smart TVs with Roku and Netflix, and access to laundry facilities.