Take CTA to U.S. Cellular Field for Sox Games this Season
The Chicago Transit Authority provides convenient service to all home games at U.S. Cellular Field throughout the 2011 baseball season. The White Sox home opener is April 7 versus the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:10 p.m.
The Red Line provides direct service to the accessible Sox-35th station, just steps from the ballpark. Red Line trains operate between Howard and 95th Street. Free connections can be made from Purple and Yellow Line trains at Howard; and from all elevated lines serving the Loop or from Brown Line trains at Belmont and Fullerton.
In addition to the Red Line, the Green Line also provides a convenient travel option. The accessible Green Line station at 35th-Bronzeville-IIT is a few blocks east of the park. Fans can walk to the ballpark or transfer to #35 35th buses, which stop at the park. Green Line trains operate on the South Side from 63rd/Ashland and East 63rd/Cottage Grove, and Lake and Harlem in Oak Park. Orange Line customers can reach the ballpark via the 35th/Archer station where fans can transfer to the #35 35th or the #39 Pershing buses to complete their trip to the ballpark.
The #35 35th buses stop at 35th Street stations on the Green, Orange and Red lines. The #39 diverts to the 35th Red Line Station and 35th/Archer Orange Line station and operates until 10 p.m. on weekdays.
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 $2.00 to ride. For rail customers or customers who pay cash on the bus, the fare is $2.25. Customers who use CTA fare media may transfer for a 25 cent fee. Transfers are not available for customers paying fares in cash.
CTA Partners with White Sox
In addition to providing service to all home games, buses along the #35 35th and #24 Wentworth routes will also feature a recorded message from Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen encouraging fans to take CTA trains or buses to the ballpark. The recorded announcement, which will be played over the bus’ automated voice announcement system, is part of a partnership between the CTA and the White Sox designed to promote the benefits and convenience of public transit.
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