Excitement and Anticipation Surround Cleveland Indians 2018 Season Home Opener April 6

The City of Cleveland encourages everyone to come downtown for the Cleveland Indians home opener against the Kansas City Royals on Friday, April 6. While traveling here, the City of Cleveland also wants residents to enjoy everything else the city has to offer in dining and entertainment but plan accordingly. Residents should expect heavy traffic, increase in pedestrians, and more visitors.


To help visitors enjoy their time, the City encourages travelers to use public transportation and carpooling to ease traffic congestion and recommends motorists allow extra travel time during the downtown commute.

Parking restrictions will be in effect on Friday, April 6 from noon – midnight. Those parked illegally will be towed:

  • 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 Warehouse District Parking Ban will be in effect from 8 p.m. – 4 a.m.

The City of Cleveland Traffic Bureau will have traffic controllers in place at key intersections to help improve traffic flow. The City of Cleveland encourages everyone to leave valuable items at home or secured in the trunk of their vehicle. Those planning to consume alcohol should designate a sober driver or utilize public transportation by visiting the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority website: http://www.riderta.com/news/cleveland-indians-home-opener.

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. The Indians are not responsible for tickets purchased through secondary sources.