Baseball fans heading to Wrigley Field for the Cubs-Sox series over the weekend of June 20-22 can get from home to the bases quickly by using CTA's Red Line service. The Addison station is scarcely more than a long fly ball over the right field wall and Sheffield Avenue. As a bonus, customers can get a specially designed commemorative poster as a sign of appreciation.
CTA volunteers will be distributing posters to Red Line customers at the Red Line Addison station starting 1? hours prior to each game. Games at Wrigley Field are scheduled to take place at 2:20 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, and 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, June 22.
The CTA posters celebrate Chicago's distinction at being one of the few cities in the U.S. that have both a National and American League team. The posters have become a one-of-a-kind collectible item for Cubs and Sox fans since the introduction of interleague play in 1998.
Continuing with tradition, Chicago artist Steve Musgrave, who also designed four previous posters for the CTA, was again commissioned to create this year's poster, as well as a farecard in honor of the crosstown classic. In addition to the baseball themed work for the CTA, Musgrave designed the cover art for the 2002 and 2003 Chicago Cubs programs. Musgrave also has several murals on display at the Addison Red Line station, which he adopted as part of the CTA's Adopt-A-Station program. The murals feature Cubs legends Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg and "Mr. Cub," Ernie Banks.
In addition, the CTA will issue a limited-edition farecard and commemorative poster, created by Musgrave, in recognition of the White Sox hosting this year's All-Star game. The posters will be distributed to customers at the Sox ? 35th station on July 15. The All-Star farecards will go on sale in early July.
Customers who take the Red Line to the games have several convenient options. Red Line trains operate between Howard and 95th and free connections can be made from all 'L' lines serving downtown or from Brown Line trains at Belmont and Fullerton.
Besides the Red Line, Wrigley Field is also served by fully accessible #22 Clark buses that operate north through the Loop on Dearborn and south from Clark on Howard, and by #152 Addison buses that run east and west on Addison.
For additional CTA travel information, call 836-7000 (all local area codes apply), or visit the agency's web site at www.transitchicago.com.# # #