The Cleveland Indians home opener is annually a local celebration and the City of Cleveland is prepared for everyone traveling downtown on Monday, April 1, as the team hosts the Chicago White Sox at 4:10 p.m. The game is officially sold out.
The City of Cleveland also wants visitors and residents to safely enjoy all the city has to offer in dining, attractions and entertainment. Residents should expect heavy traffic, an increase in pedestrians, limited parking and more visitors. Travelers are asked to plan accordingly.
To help event goers enjoy their visit, the City encourages travelers to use public transportation and carpooling to ease traffic congestion. We also recommend motorists allow extra travel time during the downtown commute.
- PARKING RESTRICTIONS
Parking restrictions will be in effect on Monday, April 1 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
2. DRIVE SAFELY
Uber and Lyft Drop-off and Pick-up: Erie Court is designated for Uber, Lyft and other paid driving service drop-off and pick-up location. This area is authorized for use on April 1 from 12 p.m. until April 2 at midnight.
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.
3. 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.