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D.C. Officials Discuss Preparations for MLB Allstar Game

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- District officials discussed preparations on Tuesday for the 2018 Major League Baseball Allstar game which takes place in one week and what fans taking part can expect. But, even before the game happens, there is a full slate of activities starting on Friday.

"We are preparing for large crowds, for road closures, and for delays," said D.C. Department of Transportation Director Jeff Marootian.

The biggest for challenge for anyone planning to attend events, such as All-Star FanFest at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, PLAY BALL Park at the Yards, or the Armed Services Classic at Nationals Park, will be dealing with parking and traffic restrictions.

Fans are encouraged to take public transit, the Capital Bikeshare, or taxis and ride-sharing apps.

You can also sign up for text alerts by texting “DCSports” to 888-777.

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