What you need to know about getting to The K for the World Series

Headed to The K for Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night?

Here’s what you need to know:

▪ The weather is shaping up to be an awesome night for a ballgame. Game-time temps should be in the middle 60s and dropping to the upper 50s by 11 p.m. There should be a slight wind. No rain.

▪ Transportation officials are urging baseball fans to give themselves plenty of time to get to The K. Traffic around the Truman Sports Complex, particularly along Interstate 70 and Interstate 435, is expected to become congested beginning at midday Tuesday.

Motorists are urged to check online for the latest traffic conditions by going to MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map as well as checking out the Kansas City Scout’s website.

Message boards along the major routes will alert motorists of any potential problems. Motorist Assist trucks will help stranded drivers and move stalled vehicles out of the roadway.

▪ Parking will cost $25. It’s $30 for oversized vehicles and $35 for RVs. The parking lots will open at 2 p.m. and the stadium opens at 4:30 p.m.

▪ The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority s a regular bus, Route 47, that stops at 39th Terrace and Blue Ridge Cutoff, near the stadium every half hour until 6:30 p.m. After that, it runs hourly until 11:30 p.m. but the ATA said it will extend service, if necessary, until an hour after the game ends.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com