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Three things to know before heading to Kauffman Stadium for first postseason game

The Kansas City Royals take batting practice during Wednesday's ALDS workout on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.
The Kansas City Royals take batting practice during Wednesday's ALDS workout on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. jsleezer@kcstar.com

Headed to Kauffman Stadium for the 6:37 p.m. first game of the American League Division Series between the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals Thursday night?

Here are three things to know:

Parking and Gate info

The parking lots open at 1:30 p.m. Parking costs $20 for general parking, $25 for oversized vehicles and $30 for RVs and buses. All stadium gates open at 4:30 p.m.

For general ballpark security policies, press here.

Construction

Fans headed to “The K” could be affected by a bridge rehabilitation project involving the Stadium Road bridges over interstates 435 and 70. The construction has restricted the bridges to one lane in each direction.

Both bridges are located at Gates 6 and 7 (Bus/RV Exit). Drivers using those gates should plan for potential delays.

To help alleviate any delays, Kansas City Scout message boards will direct traffic to Blue Ridge Cutoff for Gates 2 and 3.

For congestion updates and camera views of traffic, press here.

Weather

The chance for rain has dwindled and shifted south of Kansas City. Although a cold front is moving through the region, people north of Interstate 70 likely will stay dry or see a few sprinkles.

There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m., but the chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

The farther south of I-70 you go, the chances for rain increases to about 40 percent from Paola to Butler and Clinton.

Game time temperatures will likely be in the upper 70s.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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