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President visits downtown as fans head to Busch for Cards-Phillies game

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- A campaign fundraising trip to St Louis comes on the same day as a playoff series game at Busch Stadium.

President Obama is expected to attend a fundraiser at the Renaissance Grand Hotel on Washington Avenue on Tuesday.  According to the campaign's website, the event begins at 5:00 p.m.

The Cardinals game starts at 4:00 p.m. with thousands of fans, expected downtown to attend the game and other celebrations.

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Todd Waelterman, the city's streets director, says there are no permanent road closures planned.  Any closures would last around 20 minutes, as President Obama's motorcade travels through the city.

"Everything's going to be open. All the freeways are open. All the exits are open. I don't see a big change other than a lot of pedestrians moving around downtown," said Waelterman.

St Louis Police say that any temporary closures would not be published, in advance. The motorcade's route is a secret.  Police say traffic delays are expected during the late afternoon and mid-evening on Lindell Boulevard and in Downtown St. Louis. Parking will be restricted in those areas.

Police encourage baseball fans, traveling to downtown, to allow extra time to get to the game.

President Obama is expected to attend a 2nd fundraiser at a private home in St. Louis, according to the campaign's website.

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