New Green Line Stop Planned for Soldier Field

RTA plan includes new Green Line stop close to stadium

By Nicola Orichuia
|  Thursday, Sep 17, 2009  |  Updated 2:28 PM CDT
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Next Stop: Soldier Field

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RTA presented a plan on Tuesday for a new Green Line station close to Soldier Field.

After dealing with all the trouble of getting U2 fans back home from Soldier Field, transportation officials are thinking of building a new Green Line station close to the stadium.

Even though there is currently no money for it, a city planning report submitted on Tuesday by the Regional Transportation Authority includes plans for a new station at Cermak Road, or on 18th Street.

The Sun-Times reports that CTA spokeswoman Noelle Gaffney confirmed the idea. 

“[W]ith the ongoing development in the South Loop, there has been discussion about an in-fill station at either of those locations,” Gaffney said. “That’s a large span without a stop.”

The Green Line currently has no stop between Roosevelt and 35th Street.

We’re sure football fans will be cheering for this initiative.
 


 

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