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Stand Tall, Talk Small, Play Ball! Both Cubs and Sox Fans Can Get to Victory By Riding Affordably on CTA to Attend Crosstown Classic Games This Summer

July 18, 2023

As a cost-friendly option the CTA’s Red Line gets fans directly to/from Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field

Chicago sports fan can enjoy the Cubs and Sox battle it out in their annual crosstown rivalry this month and again next month. Save some cash and avoid traffic hassles, parking lines and expensive fees by letting CTA get you to the 2023 Crosstown Classic series at both Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field.

Baseball fans can save more money for stadium snacks and team paraphernalia by purchasing

CTA’s popular, unlimited-ride passes, either the 1-Day ($5) or the 3-Day ($15) pass.

CTA service to Guaranteed Rate Field:

Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox – Wed. 7/25 and Thu. 7/26 at 7:10 p.m.

Service:

  • Red Line: Guaranteed Rate Field is just one block west of the Sox-35th station.
  • Green Line: The 35th-Bronzeville-IIT station is just three blocks east of the ballpark.
  • CTA’s Park & Ride lots are also a good choice to access CTA train service. For more information, visit transitchicago.com/parking.
  • Adjacent bus routes: Several CTA bus routes serve the ballpark area, including:
    • #1 Bronzeville/Union Station (during Monday – Friday rush periods only)
    • #4 Cottage Grove
    • #24 Wentworth
    • #29 State
    • #31 31st (which runs Monday – Friday to 7 p.m.)
    • #35 35th (which connects with Orange and Green lines)
    • #39 Pershing (which connects with Orange and Green lines)
    • #44 Wallace/Racine

CTA service to Wrigley Field:

White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs – Tues. 8/15 and Wed. 8/16 at 7:05 p.m.

Service:

  • Red Line: The Addison station is located just a half block east of Wrigley Field.
  • Purple Line: During weeknight games, Loop-bound Purple Line Express trains will stop at Sheridan, where riders can either walk three blocks south on Sheridan/Sheffield to the ballpark or transfer to a 95th/Dan Ryan-bound Red Line train and exit at Addison.
  • Yellow Line: Take the Yellow Line and transfer at Howard to the Red Line; continue to Addison station. To accommodate fans returning home, the Yellow Line will run for an hour later from Howard – until midnight – for all night games at Wrigley Field.
  • #152 Addison:  The #152 route will provide additional service on Cubs game days, with more frequent service two hours before and one hour after all games.
  • #80 Irving Park: The #80 route will provide additional service before the games, timed to meet the inbound UP-NW Metra trains at Irving Park.
  • Adjacent bus routes: Several CTA bus routes serve the Wrigley Field area, including:
  • #8 Halsted
  • #22 Clark
  • #36 Broadway
  • #151 Sheridan

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by downloading the Ventra app, which allows you to manage your Ventra account, and also features a new trip planning tool powered by Google Maps. 

Fare payment options: We offer a variety of convenient payment options—from smart devices to contactless credit cards. Learn more about payment options and ways you can maximize your dollars with our lower-priced unlimited-ride passes by visiting: transitchicago.com/fares/

Service updates: Stay in the Loop on CTA service changes and alerts by subscribing to CTA Updates. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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