Downtown traffic heavy as city hosts lacrosse championship, other events

Baltimore officials are bracing for periods of heavy traffic around the Inner Harbor and near Camden Yards and M&T; Bank Stadium Saturday as several high profile events draw thousands to the city.

The Orioles will play the Cleveland Indians at Camden Yards at 12:35 p.m. Meanwhile, the NCAA Lacrosse Champions will host two matches Saturday at M&T; Bank Stadium. Duke faces off Denver against at 1 p.m. and Notre Dame takes on the University of Maryland at 3:30 p.m.

Parking could be limited around the stadiums.

The College of Notre Dame held its graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hilton hotel, 401 W. Pratt St. A block away, the Islamic Circle of North America's is holding its annual convention at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention will run until Monday and more than 20,000 people are expected to attend.

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