Two shuttle buses holding 30 to 40 people will pick up and unload from Canalside, a short walk from the arena, and drive in a loop that stops at Delaware Avenue and Chippewa Street and also Franklin Street and Chippewa.

“The stops are centrally located. People can pretty much branch off and be within a block of twenty-plus food and drink venues,” said Jay Manno, who owns Soho Burger Bar on Chippewa and has helped coordinate restaurant preparation efforts.

Organizers learned from past tournaments not to expect spectators to venture too far for food after Thursday’s first games. That means no shuttles this year to the Elmwood district.

“We experimented with that and it didn’t pay off,” Even said.

The NFTA will have regular service and is not planning to run additional trains, said spokesman Michael Martineck.

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