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Event-filled day brings parking issues, road closures to Downtown Orlando

Orlando welcomes thousands Saturday

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Saturday is a busy day in Downtown Orlando, and city officials are warning people about traffic and parking issues they could see.

The Orlando Police Department community barbecue, an Orlando City game, performances by Orlando Philharmonic and an Ariana Grande concert are all taking place downtown Saturday. Because so many people will be in the area, city officials have suggested places to park for each event and listed each road closure that could impact drivers.

The OPD Community BBQ at OPD Headquarters will begin at 11 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. Parking will be available in the lots of the headquarters. Overflow parking is on South Street and adjoining streets.

Orlando Philharmonic's shows will be at the Bob Carr Theater at 2 and 8 p.m. Guests can park at Centroplex 1 on Ron Blocker Avenue or Centroplex 2 on Alexander Place.

Orlando City Soccer Club's match begins at 3 p.m. City officials have suggested the following parking options for those attending the game:

• Orange Lot (ADA only): Located on the corner of South Terry Avenue and Central Boulevard
• Grove Park Lot: Located on Central Boulevard between South Terry Avenue and Division Avenue 
• SunTrust Center Garage: 25 West South Street
• 55 West Garage: 60 West Pine Street
• Garland Avenue Lot: 109 West Pine Street
• Central Boulevard: 53 West Central Boulevard
• Wells Fargo Garage: 20 North Orange Avenue
• Jefferson Street Garage: 150 West Jefferson Street

Ariana Grande's concert at the Amway Center begins at 7:30 p.m. Guests can park in the Geico Garage on South Street.

City officials also said the following roads will be impacted throughout the day Saturday:

• Central Boulevard from Westmoreland Drive to Division Avenue
   Closed for construction

•Church Street between Division Avenue and Hughey Avenue
  Closure begins at 3 p.m. on April 14 and ends 12 a.m. on April 16

• Church Street from Westmoreland Drive to South Terry Avenue 
   Road closure begins at 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

• Glenn Lane from Church Street to Central Boulevard
   Road closure begins at 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

• Church Street between Garland Avenue and Hughey Avenue
   Closure begins at noon and ends at midnight

• Church Street from South Terry Avenue to Division Avenue
   Closure begins at 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.

• Westbound Central Boulevard from Hughey Avenue to Division Avenue
   Closure begins at 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.

• Pine Street from South Terry Avenue to Division Avenue
  Road closure begins at 5:30 p.m. until 1 hour post event

• Pine Street between Garland Avenue and Hughey Avenue
  Closure begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at midnight

•Division Avenues between Anderson Street and Church Street
 Closure begins at 7:30 p.m. until 1 hour post event

City officials said that attendees should plan their routes ahead of time and leave early to make sure they have plenty of time to enjoy the area.


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