Cleveland Indians Cancel Plans to Hold Snow Days Event in 2012
After just two years of existence, the Cleveland Indians have decided to cancel the Snow Days event that turns Progressive Field into a winter wonderland each holiday season. The Tribe will not put on Snow Days in 2012, but they may consider bringing it back in the future.
Indians President Mark Shapiro said about the decision:
“We’ll at least take a year off and think about it. What will the next iteration of Snow Days look like? How frequently do you do it? We want to make sure that what we have is an event, rather than something that’s expected.”
A lower than expected turn out for the 2011-2012 season is what led to the decision to cancel the event this year.
Indians spokesman Curtis Danburg says that they are going to evaluate hosting potential professional or college hockey match-ups and alternative winter experiences in the off season, but that this might not be the end of Snow Days. Danburg said that they will continue to seek out ways to connect with fans outside of baseball, which could include reintroducing an enhanced version of Snow Days in the coming years.