CLEVELAND, Ohio – As the Cleveland Indians take on the Chicago Cubs tonight in Game 6 of the World Series, tickets to the game aren’t the only things that will be expensive.
Pricing for parking downtown likely will be just about as high as during Game 1, when one lot near Progressive Field charged $100 for a space.
The city expects crowds tonight as fans head downtown to attend Game 6 or the Cleveland Cavaliers game, or to just partake in any potential celebration. And, because the Cavs game was moved up an hour to 6 p.m. so as not to interfere with the Indians game, expect to see crowds beginning before 4:30 p.m. when the Quicken Loans Arena doors open. The gates at Progressive Field will open at 6 p.m.
By Tuesday morning, lots on East Ninth Street across from the ballpark were charging $80 to park, while lots on East Ninth near St. Clair Avenue were charging $50.
However, just a few blocks away, prices were significantly lower. On East 6th Street, lots were charging $20 and at West 6th and St. Clair, rates were at $25. And by Tower City, prices were set at $20.
The Gateway East parking garage will be closed on Tuesday to all daily and monthly parkers. The garage only will accept Cavaliers and Indians game-day passes, not monthly passes or cash, for parking.
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There is free parking available at a number of RTA stations, including the Green Road Station.
RTA pledged at the beginning of the World Series to extend its train service until an hour after each game ends, including away games, to accommodate fans attending both games and watch parties. That includes the Green Line, which typically shuts down at 9 p.m. The change does not impact the Waterfront Line, which stops running at 7 p.m.
To help cut down on wait times, RTA is encouraging passengers to use its mobile app, which allows riders to board the train without waiting in line at ticketing kiosks. During Game 1, about 350 people used mobile passes, Krecic said.
RTA also will continue to sell $5 cash-only round trip World Series commemorative passes, and will have extra workers available to help passengers. RTA also sells a regular all-day pass for $5.50.