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Script “Indians” Sign Comes Down with Baseball Club’s Name Change

As for its destination, that’s to be determined.




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The “Indians” script sign that hung atop the video scoreboard at Progressive Field – home of MLB’s Cleveland Indians – is coming down as the team prepares to rebrand for the 2022 season, reports.

Brilliant Electric Sign Co. (Cleveland), which installed the sign 27 years ago, will disassemble it piece by piece over the next several days. As for its next home, that’s undecided.

“The sign is 80 feet wide and not many museums can handle something like that,” Curtis Danburg, the team’s VP of communications, told the outlet.

Brilliant Electric has agreed to store the sign until a more permanent destination is found. Danburg said the club is having ongoing discussions to that effect.

Earlier this year, the team said it would change its name to the “Guardians” after mounting public pressure to retire the Indians moniker that many viewed as racially insensitive.





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