Main Street, in the heart of downtown along the historic Ohio & Erie Canal, Canal Park
is home to the AA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The Akron Aeros threw out the first
pitch at the new park on opening day for both team and ball park April 10, 1997. In their
first two seasons, the team set league attendance records, drawing more than a million
fans to downtown Akron. The state-of-the-art ball park seats 8,500 and is expandable to
accommodate a AAA team with seating for 12,500. It includes 25 luxury loges and the
largest free-standing scoreboard in minor league baseball.