Indians' home opener sells out quickly

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The sight of the snow-covered diamond at Progressive Field right now might make Opening Day feel extremely far away. The news that the Tribe's home opener sold out in swift fashion on Tuesday morning helped generate some warm thoughts.

For the 23rd consecutive season, the Indians' home opener has sold out, doing so in just 11 minutes after single-game tickets went on sale for registered fans on Tuesday morning. This year, Cleveland will host the rival Tigers at 4:10 p.m. ET on April 10 at Progressive Field to kick off the 2015 home slate.

Following Spring Training, the Indians will open the regular season with a road series in Houston, beginning with a 7:05 p.m. ET contest on April 6 against the Astros.

Fans hoping to obtain tickets to the home opener can still do so by purchasing full season-ticket packages. Those interested in that route can find full season-ticket options at Indians.com or by calling the team's sales department at 216-420-HITS.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.