Indians Announce Pregame Festivities for Game 1 of ALCS

Tribe alum and Indians Hall of Famer Andre 'Thunder' Thornton to throw ceremonial first pitch

The Cleveland Indians today announced pregame festivities for ALCS Game 1 at Progressive Field on Friday, with first pitch set for 8PM.

The club is encouraging all fans to #RockRed Tribe gear throughout the ALCS to help maintain the Indians incredible home-field advantage against the Blue Jays. The Indians were 53-28 at Progressive Field this season, second-best in baseball, and won two straight against Boston last weekend.

Indians Hall of Famer Andre "Thunder" Thornton will throw Friday's ceremonial first pitch. Thornton hit 214 homers over 10 seasons with the Tribe.

Gates will open at 6PM, and fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 7:30PM at the latest to enjoy all pregame festivities.

Each fan will receive a red #RallyTogether towel upon entering Progressive Field.

Pregame festivities include Tom Hamilton as emcee, Budweiser activation, Cleveland students manning American flag on field during anthem

The Indians will have a number of festivities for fans prior to Thursday's game.

Other festivities include:

· Tom Hamilton will emcee on-field pregame festivities

· Veteran local singer Danielle Danburg will sing the American and Canadian national anthems; Dan Polk will sing "God Bless America" during the seventh inning

· Cleveland Metropolitan School District students and staff will volunteer to man a giant American flag on field for the anthem

· Color guards from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard will present the colors

· Budweiser will bring its 'Bud and Burgers' trailer to Gateway Plaza, where fans over the age of 21 can enjoy Budweiser products up until game time; Swenson's Food Truck also will be on hand

· The "Mike Trivisonno Show" will broadcast live from the main concourse (near The Corner) from 3-7:30PM

· WMJI will broadcast live from Gateway Plaza from 5-8PM

· A band will perform live on Gateway Plaza from 5-7:30PM

· DJ Kyro among activities available in First Energy Heritage Plaza (center field) pregame