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All-Star game festivities off to a cloudy start
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CLEVELAND — All-Star festivities got underway this morning under warm, sunny skies, but storm clouds rolled into Northeast Ohio this afternoon, leaving some visitors to the interactive baseball extravaganza known as Play Ball Park frustrated.

Outdoor activities were closed
Major League Baseball temporarily closed the outdoor portion of Play Ball Park due to inclement weather on Friday afternoon. Guests were ushered away from the interactive baseball festival.

Free concert concerns
Right now, fans are waiting outside of Mall B in anticipation for the outdoor Twenty One Pilots concert this evening, but with storms approaching, those fans are also anticipating the downpour that could hit them. Despite the threat of storms and rain, fans will not be able to get onto the grounds, according to David Hochman, spokesperson for Major League Baseball, until the storms clear.

Concerns about canceling the show linger, but a sound check was recently held, providing hope to those waiting outside that the show will go on as scheduled.

Flash Flood Warning in effect
Meanwhile, a Flash Flood Warning for Cuyahoga County remains in effect until 6:45 p.m.

Rainy start for Play Ball Park

The lines
Other fans who came downtown for Play Ball Park expressed some frustration on social media, specifically about long lines to get in, and lines for the activities inside the convention center.

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MLB All-Star Week Schedule

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Friday, July 5

10 a.m.: Play Ball Park opens. The interactive baseball theme park will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day of All-Star Week

6 p.m.: Gates open for the All-Star Concert Series featuring Twenty One Pilots

8 p.m.: Twenty One Pilots concert begins

Saturday, July 6

6 p.m.: Gates open for the All-Star Concert Series featuring The Killers

8 p.m.: The Killers concert begins

Sunday, July 7

8 a.m.: The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K begins – time subject to change.

3 p.m. Gates open for the MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game and All-Star Futures Game doubleheader at Progressive Field. Double-header will feature performances by Welshly Arms and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Following the games is the All-Star Rock 'n' Blast, a fireworks and multimedia show.

Monday, July 8

All-Star Workout Day

8 p.m. The T-Mobile Home Run Derby begins.

Tuesday, July 9

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. The All-Star Parade begins.

7:30 p.m. The 90th annual Midsummer Classic MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard begins at Progressive Field.


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