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.
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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