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|Security, Road Closures and Traffic and Parking Information for All-Star Summer, July 9-13, Offered by City of Anaheim, Major League Baseball and Angels Baseball|
ANAHEIM, CA - (July 7, 2010) - A positive experience for guests, residents, and businesses during Major League Baseball’s All-Star Week (July 9-13) is of prime importance for the City of Anaheim. As a result, the City, Major League Baseball and Angels Baseball joined in a press conference today to discuss anti-counterfeiting, road closures, transportation and traffic options, parking, and safety measures for All-Star Week.
"The City of Anaheim is looking forward to hosting the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and related activities," said Anaheim Police Chief John Welter. "It is our priority to provide a safe environment not only for our guests, but for our residents and businesses as well, so everyone can spend an enjoyable week in our city. We have spent many months in partnership with law enforcement agencies, and we are prepared to welcome baseball fans from around the world to Anaheim."
Outlined details from today’s press conference are below.
Chief Welter, along with officials from Major League Baseball and Angels Baseball, have formed an Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force, and jointly emphasized the fact that counterfeiting and selling without the requisite licenses and/or permits is a crime under federal, state, and/or local laws. Law enforcement officials will be aggressively enforcing those laws during MLB All-Star Week in order to protect consumers from purchasing substandard products as well as to protect legitimate manufacturers and vendors who invest money and other resources to provide consumers with high quality, licensed products.
Undercover investigators will be on the lookout for counterfeit merchandise and tickets throughout Anaheim during MLB All-Star Week. Counterfeit merchandise will be subject to seizure and anyone found guilty of producing, distributing, offering for sale, or selling counterfeit merchandise will be subject to civil and criminal penalties.
Two events during All-Star Week will involve temporary road closures: The Charity 5K and Fun Run presented by Sports Authority and Nike on Sunday, July 11 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, and the Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet on Tuesday, July 13.
The Charity 5K and Fun Run will take place in and around Angel Stadium of Anaheim, and is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at approximately 9:30 a.m. Road closures, including the on/off ramps of the 57 freeway at Katella Ave., will be closed at various times from 6:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Complete details can be found on the Charity 5K and Fun Run press release and map (attached).
The Red Carpet Show will take place in the Anaheim Resort area. A parade of MLB All-Star players and managers will travel in Chevy Silverado trucks from Convention Way, and continue north on Harbor Blvd. to the Disneyland Resort entrance. The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. and conclude at approximately 1:00 p.m. Road closures will be along Convention Way, Harbor Blvd., Katella Ave., and surrounding streets. Complete details can be found on the Red Carpet Show press release and map (attached).
Transportation and Traffic Options
Several local transportations are available to guests. The Orange County Transportation Authority (www.octa.net/specialtrain) is altering their bus route schedule in the Anaheim Resort area to accommodate guests, residents and businesses. Metrolink (www.metrolinktrains.com) is a running special trains in coordination with stadium events. The Anaheim Resort Transportation (www.rideart.org) will be available to shuttle guests in and around the Resort area. In addition, local cab companies can assist guests with their transportation needs.
While Anaheim is accustomed to accommodating large gatherings, carpooling and planning for additional vehicle traffic is encouraged. Please keep in mind many of the events associated with All-Star Week coincide with a normal work week and associated commuting hours.
Parking will be available at the Anaheim Convention Center and Angel Stadium of Anaheim parking lots. In addition, the Honda Center parking lot will be open for overflow and to accommodate oversized vehicles, including motor homes and trailers. Shuttle buses will run between Honda Center and Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
In its efforts to provide a safe environment for all attending All-Star Week activities, the Anaheim Police Department is leading a group of local, state and national law enforcement officers. There will be a strong presence of security personnel, both in uniform and undercover, during All-Star Week. Planning for All-Star Week is a cohesive, coordinated effort.
For more information please visit www.anaheim.net
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