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Fans notice stepped-up security at World Series Game 3

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(KPRC)

HOUSTON – In Game 3 of the World Series, fans arrived to Minute Maid Park bundled up and ready to cheer on the Astros.

People not only noticed the cool temps, but the added security. 

“I feel safe, I feel good,” said Ashley Gonzales who was walking around the park.

There’s been a heavy police presence all around the stadium, including barricades around Minute Maid Park. Authorities have dump trucks blocking streets that lead to the stadium. 

Houston police Chief Art Acevedo was patrolling around the stadium with other officers.

"We have everyone here," Acevedo said. "A lot of HPD is here, but we also have Sheriff's Department here. We have the FBI here. Homeland security is here. We're all here together. We want our fans to have a great time and most important we want to the city to be safe.”

Astros fans, like Stephen Angulo and his family, didn’t have tickets to the game, so they walked around the stadium and said they appreciated the added security. 

"They have all the security in place tonight, so it felt really nice," Angulo said. "It makes you feel a lot safer walking the streets."