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WNBA champs the Chicago Sky are being honored with a CTA train

You can catch the bright blue and yellow train on the Green Line through the end of 2021.

Zach Long
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Zach Long
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Chicago hosted a parade through the city and a rally in Millennium Park for 2021 WNBA Champions the Chicago Sky, but the celebration of the historic achievement hasn't ended yet. Today, the Chicago Transit Authority unveiled a train dedicated to the team, wrapped in the Sky's blue and yellow color scheme, bearing its logos and displaying a proud declaration of "2021 WNBA Champions."

According to a release, the design of the train wraps was inspired by "the speed, power and grace" of Chicago Sky players like Candace Parker, Kahleah Copper (who was named the WNBA Finals MVP), Allie Quigley and Courtney Vandersloot. The team earned the Sky's first championship title in the history of the franchise in October, defeating the Phoenix Mercury in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals. Notable figures like Chance the Rapper and Mayor Lori Lightfoot were in attendance at Wintrust Arena to witness the team's historic win—and former Chicagoan Barack Obama called the Sky to congratulate them on their victory.

If you want to ride on the Chicago Sky CTA train, you need to head for the Green Line, which runs past the team's home court (and site of their championship win) at Wintrust Arena. The blue and yellow train will be running daily on the Green Line through the end of the year.

Of course, this isn't the first time that the CTA has recognized a Chicago team for its post-season achievements. The White Sox were honored with a wrapped train after the team won the World Series in 2005 and the Chicago Cubs got the same treatment after ending the team's century-plus championship drought in 2016. The CTA was also the first U.S. transit agency to honor the LGBTQ+ community with a Pride Train in 2017.

Check out some additional photos of the CTA's Chicago Sky train below. Fingers crossed that it arrives at the station during your next Green Line commute! 

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