June 23, 2004

Fans encouraged to take the Red Line to U.S. Cellular Field

Baseball fans heading to U.S. Cellular 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 Sox-35th station. The fare is $1.75 each way. From State Street station downtown to Sox-35th takes only about 10 to 12 minutes, and from 95th, the trip is approximately 18 minutes.

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.

U.S. Cellular Field is also served by #35 35th buses, which connect with accessible stations on both the Green and Orange lines. On weekdays through early evening, #24 Wentworth serves the park from Clark Street downtown, and from 79th via Vincennes, Wentworth and LaSalle. Another option is the #29 State bus, which operates on State Street between 95th/Dan Ryan and Navy Pier.

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 Sox-35th Street station June 25, 26 and 27. The following weekend, volunteers will be at the Red Line's Addison station on July 2 and 3 as the Cubs play host to the Sox.

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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