August 11, 2000

Extra CTA buses will serve Soldier Field for the exhibition football game at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 12, between the Chicago Bears and the Cleveland Browns. Similar service will be provided for the next exhibition game August 25, and for all Bears home games during the regular 2000 NFL season.

Soldier Field can also be reached from stations at Roosevelt on the Red, Green and Orange Lines between State and Wabash. From there, riders can transfer to shuttle buses or walk east on Roosevelt through the Museum Campus to Soldier Field.

Beginning two hours before the 7 p.m. kickoff Saturday, shuttle buses on the #146 Marine/Michigan route will supplement regular service to Soldier Field southbound on State from Kinzie. The buses will go south on State to Roosevelt, and then east to Columbus and McFetridge at the north end of Soldier Field.

Also serving Soldier Field will be buses on CTA's #128 Soldier Field Express route, which provide direct service from the two Metra stations west of the Loop. Starting about 90 minutes before game time, buses on the #128 route stop for riders from the Ogilvie Transportation Center (North Western Station) westbound on Madison between Canal and Clinton.

These buses will then turn south from Madison onto Clinton and go east on Jackson. Other #128 buses will start their trips from Union Station eastbound on Jackson at Canal. Buses from both stations will run express via Jackson, Clark and Roosevelt to Soldier Field.

After the game, #128 buses will await riders on McFetridge Drive for express trips back to Union Station and Ogilvie Center. Shuttle buses on the #146 route will return to State Street downtown, where riders can transfer to other buses or to 'L' service to complete their trips. Other #146 buses will proceed north via State, North Michigan, and over the regular route to the Berwyn Red Line 'L' station.

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