CTA Provides Service to Baseball Fans Traveling to U.S. Cellular Field this Baseball Season

March 29, 2007

Red Line's 33rd Street Entrance to Reopen on Opening Day

Traveling on CTA is a convenient option for baseball fans in Chicago heading to U.S. Cellular Field. With the Dan Ryan Expressway in its second phase of construction, CTA provides accessible and affordable service to White Sox fans attending baseball games this season. In addition, the newly renovated auxiliary entrance at 33rd Street on the north end of the Sox-35th Street station will reopen for customer use in time for Opening Day.

CTA Service to U.S. Cellular Field
The Chicago White Sox home opener is Monday, April 2 at 1:05 p.m. against the Cleveland Indians at U.S. Cellular Field. CTA provides several travel options for fans of the South Side ballclub.

The Red Line provides direct service to Sox-35th station, just steps away from U.S. Cellular Field. Red Line trains operate between Howard and 95th, making stops at the accessible Sox-35th station. Free connections can be made from Purple and Yellow Line trains at Howard, from all elevated lines serving the Loop, or from Brown Line trains at Belmont and Fullerton.

The Green Line also provides a convenient travel option to U.S. Cellular Field. The accessible Green Line station at 35th-Bronzeville-IIT is a few blocks east of the field. Fans can walk to the ballpark or transfer to #35 35th buses which stop at the park. Green Line trains operate on the City's South Side from 63rd/Ashland and East 63rd/Cottage Grove, and Lake and Harlem in Oak Park.

U.S. Cellular Field is also served by #35 35th buses that stop at accessible stations at 35th Street on the Green and Orange Lines, as well as the Red Line. For the home opener, additional service will be provided on the #35 route along 35th Street between the Orange Line and the Red Line.

On weekdays through early evening, #24 Wentworth buses serve the stadium from Clark Street downtown, and from 79th via Vincennes, Wentworth and LaSalle.

#29 State buses that operate on State Street between the Red Line terminal at 95th Street and Navy Pier provide another nearby travel option.

Bus customers who use CTA fare media pay $1.75 to ride and may transfer for a 25 cent fee. Rail customers who use Chicago Card or Chicago Card Plus pay $1.75 and transfers are an additional 25 cents. For rail customers who use a magnetic strip transit card, or for customers who pay cash on either the bus or rail system, the fare is $2. Transfers are not available for customers paying fares in cash.

For details about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the CTA web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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