The city of Cleveland is getting ready to host the 2019 MLB All-Star game which comes with a whole week of all-star festivities leading up to the game on July 9, 2019. Along with all the fun and fanfare, All-Star Game (ASG) week will bring tighter security, road closures, and FAA flight restrictions.
Security and transportation plans have been developed through a partnership of local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety agencies.
The FAA will have flight restrictions in place in and around Cleveland during the ASG week which will affect airport operations in the area and will restrict certain types of flight operations. Flights within certain areas will be subject to increased security procedures.
Pilots are strongly encouraged to check NOTAMs frequently for possible changes prior to operations in the area or contact a Flight Service Station at 1-800-992-7433 to check for all current NOTAMs
No Drone Zone:
Cleveland, OH and surrounding communities are No Drone Zones under the FAA flight restrictions for the All-Star Game and local ordinances. Flying a drone in any of the restricted areas is against the law. Any unmanned aircraft –including radio-controlled model aircraft / UAS-- are subject to those requirements. Anyone flying a drone within the designated restricted areas may be subject to civil and criminal charges.
Schedule of Activities for 2019 All-Star Game Week: (eastern time)
Friday, July 5th
- MLB All-Star Play Ball Park Opening 10AM
- All-Star Concert – Play Ball Park – St. Clair Ave. 6-11PM
Saturday, July 6th
- All-Star Concert – Play Ball Park – St. Clair Ave 6 -11PM
Sunday, July 7th
- Color Run MLB All-Star 5K - Route starts at Voinovich Bicentennial Park 8:00AM
- All-Star Sunday – Progressive Field
- Celebrity Softball - Live to tape ESPN 5:00-6:30PM
- Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game Live on MLB Network 7:00-9:30PM
- Rock n Blast 9:45 pm (approx.)
Monday, July 8th
- Gatorade All-Star Workout Day Featuring:
- T-Mobile Home Run Derby – Progressive Field Live on ESPN 8PM
Tuesday, July 9th
- All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet - Hilton/Lakeview Ave./E. 9th 12:30PM
- 90th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard – Progressive Field - Live on Fox 7:30PM
For more information on security, road closures, maps, and what you shouldn't take into the event, see the City of Cleveland's All-Star Week safety notice.