Police: Plan Ahead for Indians, Browns Games Tonight

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CLEVELAND – Downtown Cleveland will be filled with both baseball and football fans tonight and Cleveland police are warning fans to plan ahead.

The Cleveland Indians are scheduled to take on the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field at 7:05 p.m.

The Cleveland Browns will play the St. Louis Rams in their preseason opener at FirstEnergy Stadium at 8:00 p.m.

Police are warning fans to arrive downtown early and take advantage of public transportation such as buses and the RTA.

Drivers are also asked to avoid East 9th street due to construction. Those coming in for the games are encouraged to use alternate exits such as East 22nd Street to St. Clair or Lakeside and Ontario Street to Huron to West 9th Street.

Parking will not be permitted on East 9th Street, Ontario Street and marked areas of Lakeside Avenue and Prospect Road.

The Cleveland Browns are also reminding fans to familiarize themselves with stadium rules.

Umbrellas are not permitted into the stadium. A new NFL policy also limits the sizes and types of bags that fans can bring in.

Click here to read more on the new NFL bag policy.