The City of Arlington is preparing for a major influx of traffic during the second week in July when the 2024 MLB All-Star Game comes to town.

The upcoming event marks only the second time in franchise history that the Rangers have hosted the Midsummer Classic, the first being in 1995. Tens of thousands of tourists from across the nation are expected to descend on Arlington, and city officials are making plans to deal with the increased congestion. 

Here is some of what NBC 5 DFW is reporting on the city’s preparations for the upcoming event:

The City of Arlington and the Texas Rangers are preparing to welcome thousands of baseball fans to Globe Life Field for the 2024 MLB-All Star week and the MLB All-Star Game.

“The game hasn’t been here since 1995, so it’s really exciting for everyone in our organization to be able to bring the greatest players in the world to Globe Life Field in celebration of the great game of baseball,” said Rob Matwick, the Texas Ranger’s executive vice president of business operations.

The week-long event will take place in and around the Entertainment District. Crews are building the Capitol One All-Star Village, which will accompany All-Star events inside Choctaw Stadium and the E-Sports Stadium.

“To have it at Choctaw stadium incorporate that along with our North Lawn and an Esports stadium in the early two Museum of Art, turning it into really a 650,000 square foot celebration festival of baseball, is going to be really cool for four days. So we’re excited for fans of all ages to come and experience the all-star village. There’s something for everyone there,” said Matwick.

Between July 12 and July 16, thousands of people will be walking around every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., which is why there will be major road closures.