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SoxFan78
06-22-2005, 01:13 PM
Got this from my ticket rep.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 22, 2005





MEDIA ADVISORY





The Chicago White Sox are making the following recommendations to fans planning to attend this weekend’s games against the Chicago Cubs:



Fans should arrive at the ballpark early to avoid traffic. Gates to the ballpark will open two hours prior to game time each day.



The White Sox recommend that fans utilize public transportation. The CTA Red Line stops near the ballpark at 35th Street and the Green Line is just two blocks further east.



Fans driving to the ballpark with a reserved parking coupon should follow the directions on the coupon back to reach their assigned parking area. Parking coupons should be displayed prominently as fans approach the ballpark.



Fans intending to drive and pay for cash parking should follow directional signs to available lots. Cash will be accepted at Lots F, G and L. Signs will be changed as lots fill, directing fans to the nearest available parking. Additional parking may be directed to IIT, located just east of the Dan Ryan Expressway between 33rd and 35th streets. Free shuttle buses will transport fans to the ballpark from there.



Tailgating is permitted all three days, and parking lots will open three hours before game time. Tailgating during and after games is prohibited.



For Friday’s game ONLY, fans can park in Lot A beginning at 6:00 a.m., take the El to work, and return to the ballpark that afternoon. Lot A is accessible from Wentworth Avenue between 33rd and 35th streets. Cash and parking coupons for Friday’s game will be accepted. Tailgating will be permitted after noon.



Fans driving to the ballpark can tune their radios to AM 1620 or ESPN 1000 for traffic updates.



The weekend’s games are sold out. If fans are not holding tickets for a game, they should not come to the ballpark. No standing room tickets will be sold.



The Fan Deck has been sold to group customers for all three days. It will not be open to the public.



For the convenience of fans, additional portable concession stands will be placed in the upper deck and outfield concourses for the series.



Fans holding tickets for the upper level will not be able to access other levels of the ballpark. This policy ensures that fans enjoy the game with access to the areas of the ballpark where they bought tickets.

kevingrt
06-22-2005, 06:11 PM
Beautiful info SoxFan78... but the part about not having tickets and not coming down. I think I'm gonna have to disregard that as I will be going down without any tickets in search of a pair.

cbrownson13
06-22-2005, 08:27 PM
So...is the early bird parking still available?

havelj
06-22-2005, 09:58 PM
I too need at least one ticket for each game - anyone...anyone?

:?:

ewokpelts
06-23-2005, 09:14 AM
So...is the early bird parking still available?
yes, but get there at 10 or 11 am

dcb33
06-23-2005, 09:21 AM
Is parking really going to be any more difficult than it is on Opening Day? OD is always a sellout and I got there 2.5hrs. before to tailgate and getting parking was a cinch.

SoxFan78
06-23-2005, 09:38 AM
Is parking really going to be any more difficult than it is on Opening Day? OD is always a sellout and I got there 2.5hrs. before to tailgate and getting parking was a cinch.

Thats what im thinking. If you get there early enough to tailgate, you should have no problem getting parking.

Now if you plan on getting to the park around 2:00 PM, you are gonna have BIG problems finding a close spot.

Jerko
06-23-2005, 09:45 AM
Get there early, that's all I can tell you. Don't forget, sometimes the rules that the Sox put out for these games get "lost in translation" by the time you get to the parking lot with some of the people they have working out there.

Ol' No. 2
06-23-2005, 10:30 AM
Thats what im thinking. If you get there early enough to tailgate, you should have no problem getting parking.

Now if you plan on getting to the park around 2:00 PM, you are gonna have BIG problems finding a close spot.If you get there at 2pm you're going to have BIG problems getting out of the inevitable gridlock. If you can't get there earlier than that, I'd park downtown and take the red line down.

mweflen
06-23-2005, 12:24 PM
If you get there at 2pm you're going to have BIG problems getting out of the inevitable gridlock. If you can't get there earlier than that, I'd park downtown and take the red line down.

Ding ding ding, this is the best idea thus far. Better idea: park downtown and take the less-used Green Line. For you NW Suburbanites: do Park'n'Ride at Cumberland and go Blue Line to Red Line. South suburbanites - park around 95th street and red line it up. (this is the best option, because almost no one gets on the southbound train after games)


MOST IMPORTANT THING:

Put $3.50 (or whatever total) on your CTA Farecard BEFORE you arrive at the park!!!

Not doing so can result in you getting caught in a 45 minute mosh pit at the 35th street stop as you attempt to put $$$ on your card for the return trip.

PS: Walk to the end of the freakin' platform, people!