Heading Downtown during the weekend of April 13-15? It will be a busy one!
The City of Cleveland anticipates increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians games, Cleveland International Film Festival and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction activities April 13-15. The City recommends the use of public transportation and carpooling to ease traffic congestion and suggests motorists allow extra travel time.
Parking Restrictions & Road Closures
There will be no parking on the following streets during the Indians and Cavalier games this weekend:
- Prospect Avenue from Ontario Road to East 14th Street
- Huron Road from Ontario Road to Prospect Avenue
- East 9th Street from Prospect Avenue to Carnegie Avenue
- West Huron Road from Huron Road to West Superior Avenue
- Citizens are encouraged to use West Huron between Ontario and West 6th Street for their ride pick-up and drop-off location
The restrictions for the Indians games this weekend will be: Friday 4 p.m. to midnight; Saturday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In addition, East 6th Street, East Mall Drive and West Mall Drive will remain closed all weekend and will reopen at 1 a.m. Monday in support of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony events.
The City also reminds citizens of the normal parking restrictions in the Warehouse District on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m.to 4 a.m. Areas include:
- West 9th Street from Front Street to West Superior Avenue
- West 10th Street from Main Street to West St. Clair A venue
- Old River Road from Main to Robert Lockwood Jr. Drive
- West. 6th Street from Lakeside Avenue to West Superior Avenue
- St. Clair Avenue from West 3rd Street to W. 9th Street
- West Lakeside Avenue from W. 6th Street to W. 3rd Street
- West 3rd Street from Lakeside Avenue to Carnegie Avenue
- Citizens are encouraged to use West 3rd Street as their ride service pick-up/drop-off location.
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 at http://www.riderta.com.
Be cautious of counterfeit tickets
The risk of purchasing counterfeit tickets from scalpers on 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 sports teams are not responsible for tickets purchased through secondary sources.