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How to use transit to enjoy sports in the Chicago area

March 26, 2024

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Chicagoland is home to five major sporting franchises and dozens of local teams. Take the CTA, Metra, or Pace and support the athletes representing the Chicago area at various sporting events across the region. In addition to these transit directions, the CTA and Pace often run free shuttles between rail stations and stadiums during major events. Be sure to check online in advance for these options.

Baseball

Wrigley Field

Where: 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613

How to get there:

  • CTA Red Line (Addison) and walk for 1 minute.
  • CTA Bus #152 (Addison and Clark stop) and walk for 1 minute.
  • CTA Bus #8 (Halsted and Addison stop) and walk for 6 minutes (0.3 miles).
  • CTA Bus #80 (Irving Park and Seminary stop) and walk for 8 minutes (0.4 miles).

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Guaranteed Rate Field

Where: 333 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL 60616

How to get there:

  • CTA Red Line (Sox-35th) and walk for 1 minute.
  • CTA Bus #24 (Wentworth and 35th Street stop) and walk for 1 minute.
  • CTA Green Line (35th-Bronzeville-IIT) and walk for 6 minutes (0.3 miles).
  • Metra RI Line (35th Street - Lou Jones) and walk for 2 minutes (0.1 miles).

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Impact Field

Where: 9850 Balmoral Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018

How to get there:

  • CTA Blue Line (Rosemont) and transfer to Pace Bus #330 (Balmoral/Pearl stop) and walk for 1 minute.
  • CTA Blue Line (Rosemont) and transfer to Pace Bus #303 (River Rd & Balmoral Ave stop) and walk for 9 minutes (0.5 miles).
  • Metra NCS Line (Rosemont) and walk for 2 minutes (0.2 miles).

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DuPage Medical Group Field

Where: 1 Mayor Art Drive, Joliet, IL 60432

How to get there:

  • Metra HC Line (Joliet) and walk for 3 minutes (0.2 miles).
  • Metra RI Line (Joliet) and walk for 3 minutes (0.2 miles).

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Ozinga Field

Where: 14011 Kenton Ave., Crestwood, IL 60445

How to get there:

  • CTA Orange Line (Midway), then change for Pace Bus #383 (Cicero Ave and 141st Street stop) and walk for 7 minutes (0.4 miles).
  • Metra RI Line (Robbins), then change for Pace Bus #359 (137th Street/ Midlothian Turnpike and Pulaski Road stop) and walk for 15 minutes (0.8 miles).

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Wintrust Field

Where: 1999 S. Springingsuth Rd., Schamburg, IL 60193

How to get there:

  • Metra UP-W Line (Schamburg) and walk for 4 minutes (0.2 miles).

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Basketball and Hockey

United Center

Where: 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60612

How to get there:

  • CTA Bus #20 (Madison and United Center stop).
  • CTA Bus #50 (Damen and Madison stop) and walk for 3 minutes (0.1 miles).
  • CTA Bus #9 (Ashland and Madison stop) and walk for 8 minutes (0.4 miles).
  • CTA Blue Line (Illinois Medical District) and walk for 12 minutes (0.6 miles).
  • CTA Green or Pink Line (Ashland) and walk for 12 minutes (0.6 miles).

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Allstate Arena

Where: 6920 Mannheim Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

How to get there:

  • CTA Blue Line (Rosemont), then change for Pace Bus #221 (Touhy Ave and Mannheim Rd stop), #230 (Pratt and Maple Street stop), or #223 (Higgins and Mannheim Road stop) and walk for 6-12 minutes (0.3-0.6 miles).
  • Metra UP-NW Line (Des Plaines), then change for Pace Bus #250 (Mannheim Road and Lunt Avenue stop) and walk for 3 minutes (0.2 miles) or Pace Bus #230 (Maple and Pratt Street stop) and walk for 13 minutes (0.6 miles).

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Wintrust Arena

Where: 200 E. Cermak Road., Chicago, IL 60616

How to get there:

  • CTA Green Line (Cermak – McCormick Place) and walk for 4 minutes (0.2 miles).
  • CTA Red Line (Cermak – Chinatown) and walk for 11 minutes (0.5 miles).
  • CTA Bus #3, #21 (Cermak and Indiana stop).
  • CTA Bus #29 (State and Cermak stop) and walk for 6 minutes (0.3 miles).

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Football and Soccer

Soldier Field

Where: 1410 Special Olympics Drive., Chicago, IL 60605

How to get there:

  • CTA Bus #130, #146 (Soldier Field and Field Museum stop) and walk for 2 minutes.
  • CTA Bus #J14 (110 S Columbus stop) and walk for 11 minutes (0.5 miles).
  • CTA Red Line (Roosevelt) and walk for 15 minutes (0.8 miles).
  • Metra ME Line (18th Street) and walk for 5 minutes (0.3 miles).

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SeatGreek Stadium

Where: 7000 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, IL 60455

How to get there:

  • CTA Orange Line (Midway), the change for Pace Bus #386 (Harlem Avenue and 71st Place stop) and walk for 2 minutes.
  • Metra BNSF Line (Harlem Avenue), then change for Pace Bus #307 (Bridgeview Transit Center Bay).

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Check out the following resources to learn more about sporting events and upcoming games in the region.

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