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Republic FC to MLS party shuts down roads in downtown Sacramento

Sacramento has tried for years to join MLS, and those efforts are expected to culminate on Monday.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Some roads in downtown Sacramento are closed as crews set up for Sacramento Republic FC's "Indomitable Block Party" on Monday.

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The soccer team touted the event as a party that people don't want to miss. 

The party coincides with Major League Soccer coming to Sacramento on Monday for a major soccer announcement. It's expected that Sacramento will be awarded a MLS franchise.

RELATED: Sacramento to be announced as Major League Soccer's 29th franchise next week, source confirms

The closure for the block party will remain in place until Monday evening, when the block party ends.

Road closures are as follows:

  • Capitol Mall at 3rd Street and 5th Street
  • 4th Street at L Street to N Street

To view traffic conditions, see the Waze map below:

Fans are encourage to ride the bus or light rail for free. Simply print or take a screen shot of the free ride flyer on your smartphone and ride bus and light rail for free to the Fan Fest being held on Capitol Mall and 5th Street.

RELATED: In Major League Soccer bid, City of Sacramento and Republic FC announce stadium agreement

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