ARMOUR SQUARE — The Chicago White Sox have announced a new deal geared toward CTA riders that knocks $10 off the price of lower box, outfield reserve and bleacher seats for the upcoming three-game home stand against the Boston Red Sox, which begins Monday.
The announcement ties into the forthcoming CTA Red Line shutdown, which will close the 35th Street stop outside the ballpark for up to five months beginning Sunday.
"The CTA and Red Line are obviously garnering a lot of attention at this point, and we just thought this was a fun way to offer fans a discount to a popular series versus the Red Sox," team spokesman Marty Maloney said.
When the Red Line shuts down, fans who depart for U.S. Cellular Field from points north of the Cermak/Chinatown stop — that's the majority of Sox rail commuters, the team says — will remain on Red Line trains that'll travel on Green Line tracks.
For South Side Red Line riders, free shuttle buses will provide service from the 69th, 79th, 87th and 95th/Dan Ryan stations to the Garfield Green Line station. From there, riders can board Green or Red Lines trains to the ballpark.
In either case, riders will exit at the 35th/Bronzeville/IIT CTA Green Line station, just a few blocks east of the closed 35th/Sox Red Line stop and U.S. Cellular Field.
The offer isn't exclusive to riders of the CTA. It's available by visiting whitesox.com/soxcta and following the buying instructions.