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Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Victory Field

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 1, 2016) — The first weekend of April in downtown Indianapolis is expected to be plenty busy with the NCAA Women’s Final Four at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the first ever Major League exhibition baseball game at Victory Field.

City officials are expecting that  Saturday’s crowds alone for the activities for the Women’s Final Four events and the baseball fans attending the exhibition game at Victory Field will number in excess of 50,000 people.

Several streets in downtown Indianapolis will be restricted Saturday starting as early as 6 a.m. and lasting through 3 p.m.

The Women’s Final Four 4K Run/Walk  Saturday morning will result in partial closures of these streets between 6 a.m. and noon:

  • Pennsylvania Street between Bankers Life Fieldhouse and North Street
  • North Street between Pennsylvania and Meridian streets
  • Meridian Street between North and Washington streets
  • Monument Circle – east half
  • Washington Street between Meridian and West streets
  • West Street between Washington and Maryland streets
  • Maryland between West Street and Capitol Avenue
  • Capitol Ave between Maryland and Georgia streets
  • North lane of Georgia Street (east block will only be closed from 9 – 9:30 a.m.)

Street closures during the Bounce Party on Saturday afternoon will include:

  • Pennsylvania Street between Maryland and South streets from 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • North lane of Georgia Street from 12:30 – 3 p.m. (east block will only be closed from 1:30 -2:30 p.m.)
  • Capitol Avenue between Maryland and South streets from 12:30 – 3 p.m.

Streets around Victory Field, which include Maryland , West, and Washington, will all have  increased traffic flow beginning as early as 11 a.m., with the sold-out exhibition baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates set for 1:35 p.m.

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