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Everything you need to know about the Cardinals home opener

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(AP) Fans make their way to Busch Stadium for Game 7 of baseball's World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP) Fans make their way to Busch Stadium for Game 7 of baseball's World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – We have everything you need to know about the Cardinals first home game of the 2016 season.

The Cardinals will take on the Milwaukee Brewers starting at 3:15 p.m. Monday.

The police department is urging fans to allow themselves plenty of time to get through the metal detectors once the gates to Busch Stadium open at 12:45 p.m.

Road closures & delays

Lanes of Interstate 44 will be closed due to construction so drivers should consider using Interstate 70 or Interstate 64 to get downtown.

Clark Street between Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village will be closed to motorists.

The St. Louis Police Department is encouraging fans to the MetroLink downtown to avoid game day parking prices and traffic. Click here for more information from Metro.

Downtown parking safety tips

Fans who are driving to the game are encouraged to “park smart” by making sure their vehicle is in a well-lit, populated lot that has attendants.

When parking make sure are valuables are concealed by placing them in compartments or the trunk of the vehicle prior to heading to the game.

The St. Louis Police Department strongly encourages citizens to leave their firearm at home because weapons are not allowed inside the stadium and leaving them in the vehicle creates an opportunity for criminals.

Weather

The morning will be cloudy and cool with rain likely through late morning.

4Warn Meteorologist Kent Ehrhardt expects the rain to taper off throughout the morning with dry conditions likely for the first pitch.

Ehrhardt said there is a stray chance of a spot shower during game time, but there is also a chance the sun may attempt to make an appearance before the day is over. 

The afternoon high will be near 60.

Click here for latest weather conditions. 

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