7 bold predictions for the Cleveland Guardians in 2024

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1. Attendance will increase for the fourth consecutive year

One of everyone's favorite and most heated topics of conversation when it comes to the Cleveland Guardians. Attendance.

Most are quick to point to the high attendance numbers from the 90s and the sellout streak, which was mostly aided by the allure of a new stadium in addition to an inactive Cleveland Browns franchise. These two factors are mostly ignored by a large portion of the fanbase as well as sports talk personalities who have absolutely zero business discussing the sport of baseball, much less what drove the attendance bump 30 years ago.

Shifting to today, the Guardians have seen attendance increase over the past three years after the 2020 season did not allow fans into stadiums during the regular season. Just over 1.1 million fans attended games in 2021, a number which requires an asterisk due to the season beginning with limited attendance. That number saw a slight uptick in 2022 to just under 1.3 million, with 2023 increasing to 1.8 million.

Attendance figures should continue their upward trend in 2024 as the Cleveland Guardians are in a position to be more successful this upcoming season, and that should help bring more fans into the stadium beyond the Home Opener. Well, that, and the renovations that have been completed, will bring additional fans into Progressive Field as well.