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RubberDucks Encourage Fans to Arrive Early Friday Amid Akron Marathon Events

September 23, 2021 - Double-A Northeast League (AA Northeast) - Akron RubberDucks News Release

(AKRON, OHIO) - The Akron RubberDucks encourage fans attending Friday's Game 3 of the Double-A Northeast Championship Series to make plans to arrive early to navigate traffic and road closures associated with the Akron Marathon events in downtown Akron.

The Canal Park gates open at 5:05 p.m. Friday to allow fans to enter the ballpark early. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 5:45 p.m. for pregame ceremonies. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. against the Bowie Baysox in the Championship Series presented by Brennan Manna Diamond.

With the Akron Marathon Kids Fun Run taking place at 6:00 p.m. Friday, roads around the ballpark, including S. Main St., Exchange St., and Bowery St. will be closed for a period of time that evening. Full course map is at:

Fans should also be aware of the following road closures as they arrive at and depart from the ballpark Friday evening:

S. Main St. CLOSED between Mill St. and Buchtel St., beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24

S. Main St. CLOSED between Exchange St. and University Ave., beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24

S. Broadway St. CLOSED between E. Mill St. and E. Market St., beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24

A full list of road closures and times is available at More information about the Akron Marathon is at

The Akron RubberDucks are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The RubberDucks season is powered by FirstEnergy at Canal Park. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 330-253-5151 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, or visit For more information about the team, please call 330-253-5151, visit the website at, Facebook page, or on Twitter @AkronRubberDuck, and Instagram @akronrubberducks.

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