If the weather is questionable, what do I do?
For up-to-date forecasts, game status and rain check policies, call anytime to the new Indians Weather Hotline -- 317-532-6930.
If it is raining before the game...
First, it is helpful to keep in mind there are many instances when it may be raining in some parts of the city but it may not be raining downtown at Victory Field.
If it is raining at Victory Field before the start of a game, the Indians tarp crew is hard at work protecting the field against the elements. Because of this, if the rain stops before the game's scheduled start time the game will continue as planned. If the rain continues into the scheduled game time, Indians management will invoke a rain delay.
If it begins to rain during the game...
If it begins to rain during the game, the Indians tarp crew will quickly cover the infield with a large tarpaulin. At that time, game officials will work with local weather outlets to ascertain the immediate weather outlook. If game officials feel that the inclement weather will pass, a rain delay is put into affect. If game officials feel that the inclement weather will not pass in a reasonable amount of time, an official rainout is announced.
Rainout Ticket Policy
In the event 5 innings of a game are not completed, except when the home team is in the lead at the end of 4-1/2 innings, your ticket will be good for any regular season game and may be exchanged at the Victory Field box office for a ticket of equal or lesser value subject to availability.
Note: If a game is called due to inclement weather or other circumstances after five innings have been played, a game is considered "official." In this case, there will be no ticket exchanges.
Rain Policy Terminology
A game that is under a rain delay is in an official delay but will resume play later that day. Tickets cannot be exchanged in the event of a rain delay.
A game that is rained out or postponed will not be played that day due to inclement weather. In the event of a rainout or postponement, your ticket will be good for any regular season game and may be exchanged at the Victory Field box office for a ticket of equal or lesser value subject to availability.
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