Large crowds expected for Browns and Indians games Sunday

Large crowds expected for Browns and Indians games Sunday

The City of Cleveland and the Division of Police are expecting lots of people downtown on Sunday for the Browns game versus the Miami Dolphins and the Indians game versus the New York Mets.

Large crowds are expected to jam the downtown area and take part in Sunday's festivities.

The increased inbound and outbound vehicular traffic could potentially result in traffic delays.

In an effort to prevent unnecessary inconvenience to motorists, and to ensure an enjoyable experience downtown, the Cleveland Division of Police are offering the following tips:

Arrive downtown early

Utilize public transportation such as buses and the rapid transit system

If driving is necessary or desirable plan a travel route into and out of the city and have a secondary route in mind

Familiarize yourself with downtown parking garages and surface lots - understand that the lots nearest the ballpark generally fill up first

Abide by parking prohibitions (street parking is illegal on streets adjacent to Jacob's Field before, during and immediately after each game)

Be aware of increased pedestrian traffic particularly around Progressive Field and First Energy Stadium

Put Your Junk in Your Trunk (Don't leave items in plain view)

The Bureau of Traffic will supplement their customary allotment of traffic enforcement officers with additional police officers and traffic controllers to facilitate traffic into and out of downtown and to assist with pedestrian traffic.

In addition, numerous officers will be detailed to the area during the event for added security and crowd control.

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