CLEVELAND - The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) says it is ready for the first Indians post-season game since 2007.
The game at Progressive Field on Wednesday between the Indians and Rays is sold out bringing a crowd of more than 43,000 fans to downtown.
RTA says it has enough buses and trains ready to meet all the fans' needs. It says those buses and trains will still run should the game run late, so fans need not worry about being stranded.
Here's what you need to know courtesy of RTA:
Before the game
The Indians encourage all fans to wear red in a show of team support.
RTA offers free parking at many Rapid Stations. The lots may still be filled with downtown commuters. Obey all parking signs.
To make your trip go smoothly, buy a $5 All-Day Pass. It will ease the customer flow after the game. RTA staff will be on hand at major passenger facilities to help.
RTA operates rush-hour level service until 6 p.m. After that, customer loads will be closely monitored and increased as needed.
3-8 p.m., Talk shows on WMMS, WTAM and Sports Time Ohio will originate from the Gateway area.
4:30 p.m., RTA opens the Walkway from Tower City to Gateway. (Note the earlier time).
4:30 p.m., Pre-game activities begin at Gateway Plaza, with refreshments by Budweiser.
5:30 p.m., A U2 tribute band begins playing at Gateway Plaza.
6 p.m., Gates open at Progressive Field. Each fan will receive a white rally towel, courtesy of Progressive Insurance.
8 p.m., Former Tribe slugger Andre Thornton will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
8:07 p.m., Play ball! The game will be broadcast nationally on TBS.
After the game
RTA has a long-standing policy that Rapid service continues for at least 90 minutes after an event ends.
If the game goes into extra innings and ends at 2 a.m., there will be service from Tower City until at least 2:45 p.m., or as long as needed to clear the platforms.
Supervisors at Tower City will monitor the customer flow, and increase service levels as needed.
Airport Rapid Station
Ashby Rapid Station
Attleboro Rapid Station
Avalon Rapid Station
Belvoir Rapid Station
Brookpark Rapid Station
Buckeye - Woodhill Rapid Station
Cedar - University Rapid Station
Courtland Rapid Station
Coventry Rapid Station
Drexmore Rapid Station
E 9th / North Coast Rapid Station
E. 105 - Quincy Rapid Station
E. 116 Rapid Station
E. 120 Rapid Station
E. 34 - Campus Rapid Station
E. 55 Rapid Station
E. 79 (Blue/Green Lines) Rapid Station
E. 79 (Red Line) Rapid Station
Eaton Rapid Station
Farnsleigh Rapid Station
Flats East Bank Rapid Station
Green Road Rapid Station
Kenmore Rapid Station
Louis Stokes/Windermere Rapid Station
Lynnfield Rapid Station
Nature Center at South Park Rapid Station
Onaway Rapid Station
Settlers Landing Rapid Station
Shaker - Lee Rapid Station
Shaker Square Rapid Station
South Harbor Rapid Station
South Woodland Rapid Station
Southington (Blue Line) Rapid Station
Southington (Green Line) Rapid Station
Superior Rapid Station
Tower City Rapid Station
Triskett Rapid Station
Van Aken - Lee Rapid Station
W. 117 - Madison Highland Rapid Station
W. 150 - Puritas Rapid Station
W. 25 - Ohio City Rapid Station
W. 65-Lorain Rapid Station
Warrensville - Shaker Rapid Station
Warrensville - Van Aken Rapid Station
West Blvd. - Cudell Rapid Station
West Green Rapid Station
West Park Rapid Station