CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Indians Home Opener is a cause for celebration for fans.
To prepare for the thousands of people traveling downtown on Monday, Cleveland officials released several warnings and restrictions so residents and visitors can safely enjoy all the city has to offer in dining, attractions and entertainment.
City officials warn that “residents should expect heavy traffic, an increase in pedestrians, limited parking and more visitors. Travelers are asked to plan accordingly.”
Travelers are encouraged to use public transportation or carpool to east traffic congestion.
If you are driving into the city, allow extra travel time for your commute and leave any valuable item at home or secured in the truck.
The City of Cleveland Traffic Bureau controllers will be placed at busy intersections to help improve traffic flow.
The City of Cleveland said parking restrictions will be in effect on Monday from noon to midnight. Those parked illegally will be towed. Parking restrictions include:
- East 4th Street from Prospect Avenue to Huron Road, both sides
- West Huron Road from Ontario Street to West Superior Avenue
- East 9th Street from Carnegie Avenue to Superior Avenue, both sides
- Prospect Avenue from East 14th Street to Ontario Street, both sides
- Huron Road between Ontario Street and Prospect Avenue, both sides
- Carnegie Avenue from East 14th Street to East 9th Street, both sides
The City of Cleveland has created designated an Uber, Lyft, and other paid driving service drop-off and pick-up area on Erie Court . This area will be authorized for use on April 1 from 12 p.m. until April 2 at midnight.
Lyft is offering Cleveland Indians fans 10% off two rides, to and from Progressive Field, with the promo code GOTRIBE19.
The Cleveland Indians Home Opener is officially sold out.
With that being said, Cleveland officials want those celebrating the Home Opener to be cautious of counterfeit tickets:
“The risk of purchasing counterfeit tickets from scalpers off the street is high. Fans who purchase tickets from a secondary source are taking an unnecessary risk. Police officers want to proactively curb such activity and encourage buyers to be aware. Purchasing tickets via other means creates the potential for possessing either an invalid or counterfeit ticket. Only tickets sold and purchased through indians.com or Cleveland Indians exclusive secondary ticket provider StubHub will be guaranteed Progressive Field access and a superior level of customer service. Any tickets posted, sold or acquired outside of StubHub on the secondary market may be revoked by the Cleveland Indians at any time.”