At a May 3 ribbon cutting event featuring Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer and KultureCity Founder Julian Maha, the first sensory room opened at Progressive Field.
The Indians partnered with KultureCity in August of 2018, gaining sensory inclusive certification for all programs and events hosted at Progressive Field. Fans with sensory sensitivities or challenges can utilize the brand new sensory room in the Kids Clubhouse at Progressive Field in addition to sensory bags equipped with noise canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads.
Bauer donated to KultureCity as one of the many organizations that he assisted with his charity campaign in 2018.
The Indians are just the third team in Major League Baseball to include a sensory room in their ballpark and one of eight MLB venues that are recognized as sensory inclusive.