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Cleveland to enforce parking restrictions, tailgating rules for Thursday evening Browns, Indians games

September 19, 2018

Cleveland to enforce parking restrictions, tailgating rules for Thursday evening Browns, Indians games

CLEVELAND, Ohio – With both the Browns and the Indians playing home games on Thursday, the city of Cleveland has issued a reminder on rules and regulations for game-day parking and tailgating. 

The city will impose parking restrictions Thursday evening around First Energy Stadium and Progressive Field.  

The Indians will play the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field beginning at 7:10 p.m. Thursday. The Browns will play the New York Jets at First Energy Stadium beginning at 8:20 p.m. 

Parking restrictions begin at 4 p.m. Poles will be marked to identify the times and duration of the restrictions. 

Parking restrictions will be posted on these streets near First Energy Stadium:  

West Ninth Street from Superior to Front Street.  West Third Street from Superior to First Energy Stadium.  Summit Street from West Third to West Ninth.  Lakeside Avenue from East Ninth to Ontario.  East Ninth from Carnegie to Erieside Avenue.  Al Lerner Way from West Third to Erieside.  St. Clair Avenue from West Ninth to East 12th Street.  

Parking restrictions will be posted on these streets around Progressive Field:  

Prospect Avenue from Ontario Street to East 14th Street.   Huron Road from Ontario to Prospect Avenue.  Erie Court and Sumner Avenue.  East Ninth Street from Euclid Avenue to Carnegie Avenue.  East Fourth Street from Prospect to Huron Road.  East Second Street from High Street to Prospect.  Carnegie Avenue from East Ninth to East 14th Street.  

Several rules govern parking in the municipal parking lot along the south side of the Shoreway near First Energy Stadium. 

The eastern portion of the lot will open at 10 a.m. Thursday for game-day vehicles. The western portion of the lot will not be open to game-day parking until 5 p.m.  

Large vehicles, such as motorhomes, buses and RVs, will not be allowed in those areas before the designated start times. Game-day parking fees are $25 dollars per parking space. Attendees will be charged for all occupied parking spaces.  

Cleveland police will not permit vehicles to line up or stage on the Shoreway before game time. 

These rules and regulations for tailgating activities will be in effect for all 2018 Cleveland Browns home games and will be distributed to vehicles when they enter the lots and are posted: 

No open pit fires Propane grills only (No charcoal) No alcohol No saving of spaces  Attendees will be charged for all occupied parking spaces No in and out privileges All liter must be dispensed in trash containers Vandalism will not be tolerated Crossing the Shoreway is prohibited No private latrines (portable latrines are available in the lot) 

Anyone who violates the regulations could be fined and ejected from the premises. 

The city also encourages fans to use the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority to get to the games. 

RTA will extend the Waterfront Rail line until midnight for the Brown’s game. The RTA walkway to Progressive Field opens three hours prior to the baseball game for easy access to the ballpark from Tower City.  

RTA will extend hours for the Waterfront Rail line, which has stops near First Energy Stadium until midnight for the Brown’s game.   

Complete RTA schedules and route information are available online. All-day passes can be purchased via the RTA CLE mobile ticketing app for $5.50. Round trip tickets can be purchased for $5 at select Red Line, Tower City or Waterfront Line stations. 

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