Updated: Aug 10
The Progressive Field is a baseball field located in downtown Cleveland Parking and is home to the Major league baseball team the Cleveland Guardians (previously the Cleveland Indians). Because of the location of the stadium and how busy it gets on a game day parking near the Progressive Field can often be difficult.
The Smarking app can help find the best parking spot for your Progressive Field Parking needs by pre-booking a parking pass in one of their secure parking lots before you arrive to take the hassle out of trying to find parking near the Progressive Field on a busy game day.
The Progressive Field is an iconic venue in the downtown Cleveland area as baseball fans congregate every week to watch the Cleveland Guardians play in the MLB. The stadium which opened in 1994 was once named Jacobs field when it was then shared with the NFL team the Cleveland Browns.
The Progressive Corporation bought the naming rights in 2008 for 16 years to change the name to the Progressive Field in a deal worth $58 million. The ballpark is still often referred to as "The Jake" by some locals based on its original name. The total construction cost of the stadium is around $320 million and has a capacity of over 45,000.
The Great Lakes Brewing Company is a great place to find entertainment, somewhere to grab a drink or a bite to eat while you're there. If you are interested in when the Cleveland Guardians are playing at home or want to know just to avoid the area when it gets too busy, here is an example list of their upcoming fixtures:
Orioles v Cleveland Guardians - Sat 4th June, Orioles v Cleveland Guardians - Sun 5th June
Rockies v Cleveland Guardians - Wed 15th June, Rockies v Cleveland Guardians - Thu 16th June
Progressive Field Parking
As well as having the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse Stadium which hosts the Cleveland Cavaliers next door and the popularity of the stadium by local fans, Progressive Field parking can be difficult as it can often be a busy, built-up area. This is why it is important to reserve parking near the stadium before you arrive, below we will look at a few options and compare prices to make this process easy and find the best parking for Cleveland Guardians fans in the area.
Cathedral Plaza Garage
This garage is ideally situated in downtown Cleveland on 9th Street and Rockwell Ave, just an 8-minute walk to the Public Square. There are many options available to you depending on the length of time you want to stay. prices start from $3 for 15 minutes and a full daytime rate is available at $13. You can get an early bird discount if you are in by 8.30 am and out by 7 pm Monday to Friday for $7.50, Evening rates are $6 and an overnight stay is $10. There is a flat rate of $6 for Saturdays and Sundays.
For savings on this parking lot, you can book in advance and secure your spot at a discounted rate on the SmartPass flexible parking by making use of their day pass for Monday to Fridays at $7, once you have booked in advance all you will need to do is scan in and out on the day using your QR code.
Look at the monthly parking options for downtown Clevalnd.
Gateway East Garage
The Gateway East Garage, not far from Prospect Avenue is ideally situated for Progressive Field Parking and it is just a short walk from the stadium. The parking prices are $15 for Cleveland Guardians games, $20 for Cleveland Cavaliers, and $10 for Cleveland Monsters games.
On nongame days you can park there for $1 per 15 minutes with a maximum daily rate of $7 as long as you are out by 5.30 pm.
Public Square Garage
Located in the Cleveland Public Square this garage is around a 15-minute walk from the Progressive Field Stadium and has many short-term parking options available from 15 minutes to 4 hours ranging between $4 to $18, you can also pay $20 for 24 hours which ends at 3 am. Evening rates are $12 if you are in after 5.30 pm and out before 3 am.
There are weekend flat rates for Saturday and Sunday all day available at:
$5 (in 8am-12pm)
$12 (in 3am-8am)
$12 (In after 12pm)
Reserved monthly spaces can be purchased for $350 and unreserved monthly for $245 (Monday to Sunday). This parking lot is open 24/7.
This garage is around a 10-minute walk to downtown Cleveland at 999 Chester Ave. Parking spaces in this lot cost you $3 per hour with a maximum daily rate of $12.
There are early-bird discounts available Monday - Friday at $7 and evening parking rates are $5. There is a flat rate of $5 per day Saturdays and Sundays. Monthly reserved spaces cost $222.00 and unreserved $179.00
The opening times for this garage are:
Mon-Thu, Sun: 6:00am - 9:30pm
Fri-Sat: 6:00am - 12:00am
Places to stay in Downtown Cleveland
If you're out of town and looking to stay in the area for the night there are many great hotels in the downtown area of Cleveland including the Hilton and the Hyatt Regency Hotels.
Smarking has many parking garages in downtown Cleveland to accommodate you if you wished to stay the night. Just head over to the Smarking website to book a flexible day pass at one of their secure, local garages.
Hyatt Regency Hotel
On-site parking is available at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and is open 24 hours Monday to Sunday. Self-parking is not available in this hotel and valet parking is charged at $39 for 24 hours.
The hotel is located on Superior Ave and could be a good option for Progressive Field Parking as it is around a 10-minute walk from the Progressive Field Stadium.
The Hilton Hotel
The Hilton is a bit of a further 18-minute walk from the stadium, however, they do offer self-parking as well as valet parking in this hotel. Self-parking is $32 and valet parking is $42, the parking lot is open 24 hours every day. Also, there are certain locations where street parking is possible. Just make sure you've read the city's parking regulations. Find out more about downtown Cleveland street parking here.
If you wish to head from downtown to the Progressive Field Stadium via public transit there are public transportation options available, with three rail lines running and fan services to drop you off near Progressive Field, all rail lines meet at the main terminal of the tower city center.