Cleveland Indians Home Opener Guide: Parking restrictions, festivities, forecast

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Progressive Field 2017 (courtesy: Jen Steer)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Indians 2017 Home Opener is Tuesday. From parking restrictions, to pregame festivities to the weather — we are getting you ready for the big game.

PARKING RESTRICTIONS:

According to the City of Cleveland, the following parking restrictions will be in place from noon-10 p.m. Tuesday, April 11:

• East 4th Street from Prospect Avenue to Huron Road
• 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 encourages using public transportation and carpooling to ease traffic congestion; if you are driving, give yourself extra travel time.

**More on RTA, here**

GAME FESTIVITIES:

The Indians are taking on the Chicago White Sox in the Home Opener. Game time is set for 4:10 p.m.

Gates open at 2 p.m. The Indians encourage fans to be in their seats by 3 p.m. to see the pregame ceremony. It starts with players and coaches raising the AL Championship flag and receiving their rings.

Indians slugger Jim Thome, Cavaliers great Austin Carr and Browns legend Jim Brown will throw out ceremonial first pitches.

The Cleveland Orchestra string section will perform the national anthem that will be followed by a U.S. Air Force F-16 flyover.

The Tribe will also honor all branches of the U.S. military.

FORECAST UPDATE:

It will be dry for first pitch and dry weather throughout the game. Temperatures behind the front will not drop too low, but we’ll notice a gradual cool down throughout the game behind the cold front. It will be in the low and mid-50s with filtered sunshine initially before dropping into the upper 40s/near 50° closer to the end of the game.

**Follow the latest on the weather page**

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