Indians set Tribe Fest for Jan. 20

Annual event featuring autograph sessions with players will move to Cleveland Convention Center

Indians set Tribe Fest for Jan. 20

CLEVELAND -- When the temperature drops over the winter months in Cleveland, fans will be looking for any reason to think ahead to warm summer nights at Progressive Field. Tribe Fest has become an annual checkpoint for counting down the days until next season.

On Tuesday, the Indians announced that this offseason's Tribe Fest will take place on Jan. 20 at the Cleveland Convention Center in downtown Cleveland. The move to the larger venue comes after Tribe Fest was held in area hotels in each of the past two years, and it will create more space for the activities that Indians fans have come to expect at the event.

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The sixth annual Tribe Fest will include player events on the main stage, question-and-answer sessions with manager Terry Francona, president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti and others, honorary contracts from Tribe executives and autograph sessions (requiring additional tickets).

Tickets for Tribe Fest's exclusive season-ticket holder event (8:30-12:30 p.m. ET) will go on sale on Wednesday and will cost $5 for general admission (limit four), with proceeds benefiting Cleveland Indians Charities. Fans can guarantee player or alumni autograph sessions by bundling their session tickets with a general admission purchase

Tickets for the general public event (1:30-7:30 p.m. ET) will go on sale on Dec. 6 and will cost $10. Likewise, fans can guarantee autograph sessions by bundling the additional ticket with their purchase.

More information on Tribe Fest is available at Indians.com/TribeFest.

Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.