The news we have all patiently waited for during our extended offseason is finally here – Indianapolis Indians baseball will be back at Victory Field in 2021! The 120-game season features 60 home games – the first coming on Tuesday, May 11 – in what will end a 619-day layoff since the Indians last played at The Vic on Aug. 31, 2019.
Since Indianapolis last took the field, the landscape of the minor leagues has changed drastically. The Indians are now part of the 20-team Triple-A East and will face eight of those clubs in 2021, including the top affiliates of the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals.
The 2021 schedule was constructed with COVID-19 precautions in mind and does not foreshadow potential scheduling plans for seasons to come. Intradivisional and regional games were the focus to assist with travel for all 20 teams along with homestands and road trips limited to facing only one opponent as well. With those factors in mind, the Indians will not play any of the six teams in the Triple-A Northeast Division (Buffalo, Lehigh Valley, Rochester, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Syracuse, Worcester) and five of the seven teams in the Southeast Division (Charlotte, Durham, Gwinnett, Jacksonville, Norfolk).
As we continue navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of our fans, partners, players and staff remains top priority. We will provide more information on single-game tickets, promotions, Victory Field safety guidelines and capacity restrictions in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your continued support, motivation and perseverance to help us get to where we are today. Opening Day at Victory Field, and every home game for that matter, will be special. We can’t wait to create ballpark memories with you during Victory Field’s 25th anniversary season.