Tens of thousands of people are expected to be in downtown Cleveland Tuesday night, hoping to “be a part of history.”
“The city’s going to be in an uproar tomorrow we got the Indians playing, we got the Cavs playing next door, it’s just great for Cleveland,” said Cleveland fan Tony Jones.
Jones said despite the inevitably heavy traffic, there’s no way he would miss the chance to experience the energy and crowds of two major Cleveland sports events.
The City of Cleveland is planning for tens of thousands of people. The capacity for the Quicken Loans Arena is about 20,500, Progressive Field holds more than 35,000 people and the city is planning on many more people overflowing into downtown to be a part of the festivities.
Doors open at 5 pm for the Cavs, and 5:30 pm for the Indians. The city and the teams recommend getting to the events early if possible.
Here are the important road closures released from the city:
“In order to improve traffic flow, the Division of Police will be implementing “NO PARKING” designations in the following areas on both sides of the listed street for Game 1 and Game 2 of the World Series:
· Prospect Avenue from Ontario Street to East14th Street.
· Huron Road from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue.
· Bolivar Road from East 9th Street to East 14th Street.
· Carnegie Avenue from East 9th Street to East 14th Street.
· East 9th Street from Superior Avenue to Carnegie Avenue.
· East 4th Street from Huron Road to Prospect Avenue.
This parking ban will be in effect both Tuesday, October 25th and Wednesday, October 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Additionally, no parking will be permitted on the north side of West Huron Street will from Ontario Street to Superior Avenue from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 am both Tuesday and Wednesday. This area will be used as a vehicle drop-off and pick-up location. Once these vehicles drop-off they will need to exit the area and find another location to park.
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