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Chicago Cubs

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Petition to Dorval R. Carter, Jr., President, Chicago Transit Authority, Gregory Longhini, Alejandro silva, Kevin Irvine, Rev. Johnny L. Miller, Arabel Alva Rosales, Andre Youngblood, Rahm Emanuel, Bruce Rauner, Evelyn Sanguinetti, Anthony Beale, Matthew J. O'Shea, Pat Dowell, Michele Smith, Sophia King, Anthony V. Napolitano, Terry Peterson Chairman, Chicago Transit Board Dorval R. Carter, Jr. President, Chicago Transit Aut, Terry Peterson

Rename the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Red Line stop at Addison to "Cubs-Addison".

We demand that the Chicago Transit Authority, (CTA) rename the Red Line stop at Addison to “Cubs-Addison”.  We demand this name change be made to the existing Addison Red Line stop given the fact that: 1.       The CTA Red Line “Addison” Stop, (opened on June 6th 1900) is a Chicago, Illinois station of the Chicago Transit Authority elevated train popularly called the Chicago "L". It is located in the Wrigleyville area of the Lakeview neighborhood at 940 West Addison Street with city block coordinates at 3600 North at 940 West. Addison directly serves the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, the city's north side Major League Baseball team and its stadium, yet does NOT take its name from this location. The station is served by the Red Line. The station is within the shadow of the historic baseball stadium. The Chicago Cubs have three (3) World Series titles:  1907, 1908, 2016 The Chicago Cubs have seventeen (17) NL Pennants:  1876, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1885, 1886, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945, 2016 The Chicago Cubs have six (6) NL Central Division / NL East Division titles:  1984, 1989, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2016.     **The Chicago Cubs have drawn  30,131,553 fans to Wrigley Field over the past 10 years, (2007 - 2016) or on average 3,013,155 fans per year.  Some +9,579,104 more fans than the White Sox have over the same 10 year period which equates to +957,910 more fans than the White Sox per year on average. 2.  The CTA Red Line “Sox–35th” Stop, (opened on September 28th 1969) is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line 'L' system, located in Chicago, Illinois and serving the Red Line. It is situated at 142 W 35th Street in the Armour Square neighborhood. Currently the Sox-35th station serves Guaranteed Rate Field, the stadium of the Chicago White Sox, and takes its name from this location, originally serving the now-demolished Comiskey Park (which was also known as "Sox Park" from 1962 until 1976. The Chicago White Sox have three (3) World Series titles:  1906, 1917, 2005 The Chicago White Sox have six (6) AL Pennants:  1901, 1906, 1917, 1919, 1959, 2005 The Chicago White Sox have five (5) AL Central Division / AL West Division titles:  1983, 1993, 2000, 2005, 2008 **The Chicago White Sox have drawn 20,552,449 fans to home games over the past 10 years, (2007 - 2016) or on average 2,055,245 fans per year. Which is -9,579,104 less fans than the Cubs have over the same 10 year period which equates to -957,910 less fans than the Cubs per year on average. 3.       There is no current Chicago Transit Authority, (CTA) signage, indication or nomenclature, (ether printed or electronic) to identify the existing “Addison” Red Line stop as directly servicing the Chicago Cubs or Wrigley Field to its riders who utilize the CTA as a primary means of transportation to this location/stop. 4.       That the Chicago Transit Authority, (CTA) Red Line stop “Sox-35th” currently, clearly and easily identifies, (within both all printed and all electronic forms) this stop which services the White Sox and Guaranteed Rate Field to its riders who utilize the CTA as a primary means of transportation to this location/stop. 5.       *Ridership in the form of Annual Total Entries as reported by the Chicago Transit Authority within the Annual Ridership Report for Calendar Year 2016 which includes both the Addison & Sox-35th Red Line stop(s), identifies the following: Annual Total Entries for “Sox-35th" (Main Entrance) and “Sox-35th” (33rd) combined is: 2015 = 1,713,172 2016 = 1,661,068 Or a DECREASE in Annual Total Entries of -3.04% Annual Total Entries for “Addison” is: 2015 = 3,034,778 2016 = 3,162,117 Or an INCREASE in Annual Total Entries of +4.2% 6.       As both stops on the same CTA Red Line are advertised by the Chicago Transit Authority as serving the teams and ballparks they are located in proximity to, that the Chicago Transit Authority clearly identify the team represented at the Addison stop, as “Cubs”.  This given the fact that “Sox-35th” currently exists and “Cubs-Addison” does not. 7.       That by renaming the Addison Red Line stop, the Chicago Transit Authority can, should and will correct the team disparity and equalize the naming convention within the signage, message and meaning it contains to its riders who utilize the CTA as a primary means of transportation.  Thereby clearly and equally identifying which Red Line stop serves what team.  This (again) given the fact that “Sox-35th” currently exists and “Cubs-Addison” does not. Therefore, we call for and formally demand that the Chicago Transit Authority, (CTA) make the following perpetual change to the Addison Red Line stop located at 3600 North - 940 West Addison Street in Chicago, Illinois: Rename the existing “Addison” Red Line stop, to “Cubs-Addison”. This change to apply inclusively and comprehensively on all fixed signage at said Red Line stop, across any/all posted and/or printed Chicago Transit Authority, (CTA) system wide signage/maps and be included within all electronic means or communication(s) which identify this stop to its riders who utilize the CTA as a primary means of transportation to this said location/stop.   This petition will be delivered to: Terry PetersonChairman, Chicago Transit Board Dorval R. Carter, Jr.President, Chicago Transit Authority Gregory LonghiniAssistant Secretary to the Board, Chicago Transit Authority Alejandro SilvaChicago Transit Board Kevin IrvineChicago Transit Board Rev. Johnny L. MillerChicago Transit Board Arabel Alva RosalesVice Chairperson, Chicago Transit Board Andre YoungbloodChicago Transit Board Rahm EmanuelMayor, City of Chicago Bruce RaunerGovernor, State of Illinois Evelyn SanguinettiLieutenant Governor, State of Illinois Frank SpeekDepartment of Transportation, State of Illinois Nicki Cortez-HunDepartment of Transportation, State of Illinois Anthony BealeChicago Alderman (Ward 9) Chairperson - Committee on Transportation and Public Way Chairperson Matthew J. O'SheaChicago Alderman (Ward 19) Vice Chairman - Committee on Transportation and Public Way Pat DowellChicago Alderman (Ward 3) Committee on Transportation and Public Way Michele SmithChicago Alderman (Ward 43) Committee on Transportation and Public Way Sophia KingChicago Alderman (Ward 4) Committee on Transportation and Public Way Anthony V. NapolitanoChicago Alderman (Ward 41) Committee on Transportation and Public Way Milagros S. SantiagoChicago Alderman (Ward 31) Committee on Transportation and Public Way Chris TaliaferroChicago Alderman (Ward 29) Committee on Transportation and Public Way Marty QuinnChicago Alderman (Ward 13) Committee on Transportation and Public Way Jason C. ErvinChicago Alderman (Ward 28) Committee on Transportation and Public Way Brendan ReillyChicago Alderman (Ward 42) Committee on Transportation and Public Way Deborah MellChicago Alderman (Ward 33) Committee on Transportation and Public Way Gilbert VillegasChicago Alderman (Ward 36) Committee on Transportation and Public Way Susan Sadlowski GarzaChicago Alderman (Ward 10) Committee on Transportation and Public Way Raymond A. LopezChicago Alderman (Ward 15) Committee on Transportation and Public Way Thomas S. RickettsChairman and Owner – Chicago Cubs Laura RickettsCo-Owner– Chicago Cubs Pete RickettsBoard of Director – Chicago Cubs Todd RickettsBoard of Director – Chicago Cubs Crane KennyPresident, Business Operations – Chicago Cubs Mark McGuireBusiness Operations Senior Advisor – Chicago Cubs Carl RiceVice President, Wrigley Field Restoration and Expansion – Chicago Cubs Lorraine SwiatlyExecutive Assistant to the Chairman – Chicago Cubs Michele DietzExecutive Assistant, President Business Operations – Chicago Cubs Anne LanctotExecutive Assistant, Board & Stakeholder Relations – Chicago Cubs Becky RasorAdministrative Assistant & Associate Events Coordinator – Chicago Cubs Robin Lestina-CikanekChairman's Office Associate Peter ChaseDirector, Media Relations – Chicago Cubs Jason CarrAssistant Director, Media Relations – Chicago Cubs Alex WilcoxCoordinator, Media Relations – Chicago Cubs Theo EpsteinPresident, Baseball Operations – Chicago Cubs Jed HoyerExecutive Vice President, General Manager Randy BushAssistant General Manager – Chicago Cubs Shiraz RehmanAssistant General Manager – Chicago Cubs Scott HarrisDirector, Baseball Operations – Chicago Cubs Michael LufranoEVP, Community and Government Affairs/Chief Legal Officer – Chicago Cubs Keri BlackwellAssistant Director - Community Affairs & Cubs Charities – Chicago Cubs Heather Way KitzesManager, Government & Neighborhood Relations – Chicago Cubs Stephanie ShawManager, Fundraising & Community Events – Chicago Cubs Jeff MageeManager, Team Family Relations – Chicago Cubs Brittany BurchamExecutive Assistant, Community Affairs – Chicago Cubs Julian GreenVice President, Communications and Community Affairs – Chicago Cubs Lindsay BagoDirector, Communications – Chicago Cubs Alyson CohenCoordinator, Public Relations – Chicago Cubs Alison MillerVice President – Marketing – Chicago Cubs Kelly LinstrothDirector - Marketing & Fan Insights – Chicago Cubs Len KasperBroadcaster – Chicago Cubs Jim DeshaiesBroadcaster – ChicagoCubs Jerry ReinsdorfChairman – Chicago White Sox Howard PizerSenior Executive Vice President – Chicago White Sox Ken WilliamsExecutive Vice President – Chicago White Sox Brooks BoyerSenior Vice President, Sales and Marketing – Chicago White Sox Scott ReifertSenior Vice President, Communications – Chicago White Sox Christine O'Reilly-RiordanVice President Community Relations/Executive Director, Chicago White Sox Charities – Chicago White Sox Sarah MartenSenior Manager of Community Relations – Chicago White Sox Lauren PesquedaSenior Manager of Community Relations – Chicago White Sox Bob BeghtolSenior Director of Media Relations – Chicago White Sox Ray GarciaAssistant Director of Media Relations - Chicago White Sox   **Attendance figures taken from Baseball Almanac:  http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teams/cubsatte.shtml http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teams/wsoxatte.shtml   *Annual Total Entries Ridership as reported by the Chicago Transit Authority taken from CTA Annual Ridership Report for Calendar Year 2016:  http://www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/ridership_reports/2016_Annual_-_Final.pdf

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