Parking alternatives set for Americans game, First Night

Parking is expected to be crowded at the Toyota Center and Three Rivers Convention Center tonight for the Tri-City Americans game and First Night activities, leading officials to set up several parking alternatives.

Americans fans will have access to the Toyota Center parking lot, but they also will be able to park in a gravel lot to the south and at the Benton County Justice Center during non-business hours, a release said.

There will be two shuttle buses looping between Toyota Center, Hobby Lobby and the justice center between 6:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to guarantee parking. And those wanting to stay after the game for First Night can get $5 off admission to the New Year's Eve event if they show their game ticket.