Fast, frequent Red Line service and a specially designed commemorative poster should prove to be hits with Chicago baseball fans traveling to Comiskey Park, 35th and Shields, for the Sox-Cubs crosstown series June 28-30.
CTA volunteers will be handing posters to rail customers at the Sox-35th Red Line station 1? hours prior to each game. The commemorative posters are to thank customers for using the Red Line that serves both Comiskey Park and Wrigley Field. Games at Comiskey Park are scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m. Friday, June 28, 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, and at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, June 30.
The CTA posters celebrate Chicago's distinction as one of the few U.S. cities that have both a National and American League team. The commemorative posters have become one-of-a-kind collectible items for Cubs and Sox fans since they were first produced in 1998. Chicago artist Steve Musgrave, who also designed three previous posters for the CTA, created this year's poster.
Customers who take the Red Line to the games have several convenient options. They can board Red Line trains at any station from Howard to 95th. For this weekend's games, free connections to the Red Line can be made from Purple and Yellow Line trains at Howard, from all 'L' lines serving the Loop, or from Brown Line trains at Belmont or Fullerton.
Comiskey Park is also served by #35 35th buses, which stop at accessible stations on both the Green and Orange Lines. Also, through early evening Friday, #24 Wentworth buses serve the park from Clark Street downtown and from 79th Street via Vincennes, Wentworth and LaSalle.
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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