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White Sox: We’ll work with the CTA on Red Line shutdown

Updated: July 7, 2012 8:34AM

The White Sox are hopeful next year’s shutdown of the Red Line won’t severely impact attendance, but the team already plans to work with the CTA to minimize any impact.

“Last season, 16.5 percent of our fans arrived via the CTA Red line, according to our in-park fan surveys,’’ Sox vice president Scott Reifert said Monday.

Most fans drive to games, but alternate public transportation options also are available already in the form of the new Metra stop near U.S. Cellular Field and the CTA Green Line, which is two blocks east of the Red Line on the campus of IIT, he said.

“These alternate routes will continue to be in place,’’ he said. “Since we will not be impacted until next spring, we absolutely anticipate working with the CTA to generate and then communicate methods for White Sox fans to reach the ballpark until Red Line renovations are completed.’’

The Sox were alerted in advance of Monday’s announcement about the planned renovations. Toni Ginnetti

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