The Cleveland Guardians era launched today at Progressive Field with the opening of the Cleveland Guardians Team Store concurring with a transition across all digital and social media platforms. The Guardians are joining the Blues (1901), Bronchos (1902), Naps (1903-1914) and Indians (1915-2021) as official team names of Cleveland’s Baseball club, which began as one of the charter members of the American League in 1901.

“Today marks a major step in our transition to the Cleveland Guardians, launching a new era in Cleveland baseball at Progressive Field that embodies the pride, resiliency and loyalty of Clevelanders,” said President of Business Operations Brian Barren. “We know this will impact our fans in different ways, and we will always remember and appreciate our history as the Cleveland Indians. We look forward to taking the field as Guardians on Opening Day in 2022 and living up to our new name by working to unify our fans and city.”

The Cleveland Guardians Team Store at Progressive Field officially opens this morning (November 19) at 9AM, featuring all-new Guardians gear and souvenirs. The store will have a variety of gear for the entire family, including tees, fleeces, polos, headwear, outerwear, novelties and more. The Guardians Team Store at Progressive Field, New Era, Nike, MLB Flagship Store and will have a nation-wide exclusive selling period to launch the new merchandise. The Guardians Team Store at Progressive Field will be the exclusive local retailer of official Guardians gear until November 23, when products will become available at other Northeast Ohio retailers.

On-field jerseys and caps will not be available for purchase at this time. We expect both products to be available by the start of the 2022 season.

As previously announced, the Team Store will continue to sell merchandise featuring our historic names and logos, including Indians and Chief Wahoo. As part of our ongoing commitment to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, it is our intention to donate profits from the sale of Indians and Chief Wahoo merchandise to support youth focused organizations and causes.