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Fare Or Foul? CTA Is Now Hawking Cubs Commemorative Tickets

By Stephen Gossett in News on Apr 7, 2017 7:21PM

It's almost time. The Cubs' long-awaited home opener is just three days away. In some ways, things will be very different (so much new development around the ballpark, the unfamiliar ring of "defending champs"), but one hallmark lives on: parking around Wrigley Field is a waking nightmare, so you're better off using public transit. In a nice dovetail (and inevitable branding exercise), the CTA on Friday started selling Cubs commemorative single-ride tickets to celebrate the Cubs' psyche-altering historic win.

The cards, of course, can be used for any destination, but with "surge price" parking now the law of Wrigleyville land, consider them a handy reminder on how best to get to and from the park. Here's a list of the stations where the tickets are available. Not surprisingly, they're almost all up north. So if you're one of those South Side Cubs-fan weirdos, you're options are more limited.

•Red Line: Howard, Sheridan, Addison, Belmont, Fullerton, Chicago/State, Grand/State, •Lake/State, Roosevelt and 95th
•Green Line: Garfield, Roosevelt and Harlem/Lake
•Blue Line: O’Hare, Rosemont, Cumberland and Addison-Blue
•Brown Line: Southport and Addison
•Purple Line: Linden
•Yellow Line: Dempster-Skokie
•Orange Line: Midway

During weeknight Cubs games throughout the season, northbound Red Line trains will run with increased service between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and southbound Purple Line Express trains will stop at Sheridan. Yellow Line trains will run from Howard to Skokie until midnight during Cubs night games. As usual, extra service runs on the #80 Irving Park and #152 Addison bus routes during home games.

We'll drink an Old Style to that.