ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Music fans and Stockley verdict protesters are likely to cross paths outside Busch Stadium this evening as Billy Joel performs a sold-out show inside, and demonstrators plan a rally just blocks away.

Police say they will be opening up more access for pedestrians to get to the stadium, and they may try to limit access to the immediate area to those holding tickets.

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St. Louis Cardinals Event Services Director Vicki Bryant is recommending fans get there early and have their tickets ready.

“If law enforcement officials, you know, start asking to see people’s tickets, then I would have those tickets out and ready to show them so you can get through and get in the stadium,” she says.

Gates open at 6 p.m. Demonstrators are planning to meet at Kiener Plaza at 6:30. Showtime is 8 o’clock. Concertgoers should expect some delays.

“Certainly, we have a full compliment of our security team, and we already had enhanced measures for security for every baseball game,” Bryant says. “So, we certainly feel comfortable with the plan that we have.”

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