Nick Swisher Fans Will Populate Indians' New Stadium Section Dubbed "Brohio"

Chris StephensCorrespondent IIJuly 1, 2013

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 08:  Nick Swisher #33 of the Cleveland Indians walks in the dugout after striking out in the sixth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Indians 6-4.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Nick Swisher officially has his own section at Progressive Field for the Cleveland Indians.

Aptly named "Brohio," the section plays off what Swisher has been wearing around the clubhouse as of late, according to a Cleveland Indians press release:

Swisher began wearing the shirtswith "Brohio" and aviator sunglasses on the front and "Sup, Bro?" on the backaround the Tribe clubhouse. Fans caught onto the shirts when Swisher wore it on MLB Network's "Intentional Talk" earlier this month with Chris Rose and Kevin Millar.

"Brohio" is a favorite saying among Cleveland fans.

Big thanks to @NickSwisher and @Indians for meeting some fans and handing out #Brohio shirts!

— Austin Shoda (@AShoda15) June 15, 2013

RT @Indians Sup, Bro!? @NickSwisher surprised a group of fans w/ the #Brohio t-shirt he's been sporting b4 the game.

— Brendan Bowers (@BowersCLE) June 15, 2013

The Indians are taking it one step further in that they will give away 100 t-shirts to the first 100 fans holding a ticket in section 117 for each date to call fan services.

They will be doing it at each Friday game the rest of the season.

According the team's press release, the section is nearly sold out for games on July 5 and Aug. 9. There are seats still available on July 12 (Royals), July 26 (Rangers), Aug. 23 (Twins), Sept. 6 (Mets) and Sept. 20 (Astros).

Even for fans who can't make it to the games, the shirts will likely fly off the sales rack.

brohio shirts are cool enough that i want one.

— Trevor Inabnit (@iliv3forthis) July 1, 2013

The Indians are striking while the iron is hot as they currently sit a half a game ahead of the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central.

If the Tribe does end up making the playoffs, don't be surprised to see "Brohio" take over a little more of the stadium.