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    Fans going to the Rangers game Sunday need to time their arrival to avoid football fans leaving the Cowboys game.

    All of the excitement over the Rangers in the World Series can turn into frustration on the roads if fans are not prepared.

    We'll see traffic Saturday, but the real gridlock will come Sunday when the Rangers play the St. Louis Cardinals at the Ballpark in Arlington right after the Cowboys take on the St. Louis Rams at Cowboys Stadium.

    Fans Told to Prepare for Traffic Sunday

    [DFW] Fans Told to Prepare for Traffic Sunday
    All of the excitement over the Rangers in the World Series can turn into frustration on the roads if fans are not prepared. (Published Saturday, Oct 22, 2011)

    The biggest of fans stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to welcome home their rangers at DFW International Airport. Some fans were not too happy about being kept far back from the players.

    "I'm just happy that we're here and they got to see us being here for them," said Megan Newkirk, who waited for three hours at the airport.

    When fans head to the ballpark to see the Rangers on the field, they'll want to get there early. With the Cowboys' kickoff at 3:15 p.m. Sunday and the Rangers' first pitch at 7:05 p.m., Arlington police are recommending baseball fans arrive between 3 and 6 p.m. so they don't run into football fans leaving.

    Road to Six Flags is closed until Wednesday from Ballpark Way to the traffic circle at Nolan Ryan Expressway for construction of the World Series postgame hospitality area.

    Parking lots at the ballpark open at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. If you plan to park away from the ballpark or stadium, look for signs with a green circle and the letter "P" inside it, which means the lot has a permit and meets standards set by the city.

    "We want to walk here, so we don't think about the traffic," said Tariel Carballo, who drove to Arlington from Mexico just to see Game 3 but will walk from a friend's apartment nearby.