Sports fans are advised to plan ahead, purchase fares early
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is a convenient and affordable transit option to get to your favorite sporting events this weekend, including providing extra service as a convenience to customers. Additionally, CTA is providing enhanced service for Lollapalooza.
Wrigley Field Games Thursday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 6 (all games 1:20 p.m.)
- #80 Irving Park and #152 Addison: Additional service two hours before each game and one hour after game ends.
Chicago Bears Family Fest at Soldier Field Saturday, August 5
- #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express: Extra service at the end of the event.
Buy your unlimited ride passes and fares in advance!
The CTA encourages riders to plan ahead, allow extra travel time and purchase fares in advance to decrease travel times and avoid long lines at rail station vending machines.
Customers can add unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) or add money to pay per-ride to their Ventra cards ahead of time via the free Ventra app, at rail station vending machines, online or at nearly 1,300 local retailers (for locations visit ventrachicago.com or the Ventra app).
Other ways to pay fares include purchasing from CTA vending machines 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) that include up to two transfers in two hours. Customers can also pay their fares with their personal contactless debit or credit cards.
STAY IN THE LOOP ON CTA SERVICE
Plan your trip using the Google Transit Trip Planner. Be sure to also check out CTA on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.