July 1, 2004

Fans encouraged to take the Red Line to Wrigley Field

Baseball fans heading to Wrigley Field for the annual interleague series this weekend will find Chicago Transit Authority trains and buses the most effective way to travel to the game.

Fans can simply board the Red Line to Addison. The fare is $1.75 each way. Red Line trains operate between Howard and 95th and free connections can be made from all 'L' lines serving downtown or from Brown Line trains at Belmont and Fullerton for fans traveling from the North Side.

In addition to the Red Line, Wrigley Field is accessible from southbound Purple Line Express trains that stop at Addison on game days, and from three CTA bus routes. The #8 Halsted operates on Halsted from 79th Street to Broadway and Waveland. The #22 Clark runs north through the Loop on Dearborn and south on Clark from Howard and the #152 Addison runs east and west on Addison.

For fans who prefer to drive part of the way, #154 Wrigley Field Express buses provide direct service to Wrigley Field from parking lots at DeVry University on Rockwell just west of Western. Service begins three hours before each game and runs until one hour after night games end, and two hours after weekend and holiday games end. A $6 fee includes parking at DeVry and round-trip bus transit for a carload of fans.

Prior to the games, CTA volunteers will be distributing a commemorative 2004 Crosstown Classic poster to fans who use the Red Line to get to the game. Volunteers will begin to greet customers approximately 90 minutes before game time to hand out posters at the Red Line's Addison station on July 2 and 3.

For additional CTA travel information, call 836-7000 (all local area codes apply), or visit the agency's web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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