There is a change in the format this year. Now, fans will be required to complete the online form and submit a one-time refundable deposit of $50 in an effort to verify the authenticity of each entry and the genuine interest to attend postseason games. The $50 deposit may be applied to the ticket purchase, if applicable, or will be refunded at the conclusion of the postseason.
Fans who register for the online ticket opportunity will be notified via email if they have been selected for a chance to purchase tickets. Those who are randomly selected from all eligible registrants will have a one-time chance to purchase a maximum of four tickets, pending availability, among multiple available games. Tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis.
All registered fans who are not selected or who do not complete a purchase for early postseason contests will remain eligible for selection if the Cubs advance to subsequent rounds. Fans may only purchase tickets once during the postseason. Being selected in a drawing does not guarantee the opportunity to purchase tickets to a postseason game.
"With fall baseball again within our reach, we will continue to offer our successful online registration and random drawing process to ensure as many Cubs fans as possible have the opportunity to purchase postseason tickets," Cubs senior vice president of sales and marketing Colin Faulkner said. "We have implemented a new refundable deposit this year as a safeguard to ensure those who register are Cubs fans wishing to attend these sought-after games."
The postseason single-game ticket on-sale date and pricing will be announced following Tuesday's registration deadline for the NL Wild Card Game and NLDS tickets. Single-game ticket buyers are encouraged to pay with Mastercard, the preferred credit card of the Chicago Cubs. Fans may visit www.cubs.com/postseason for more information about potential single-game postseason ticket sales or call the Chicago Cubs Fan Services team at 800-THE-CUBS with any questions.
Please note that registration is open to legal residents of the 50 United States who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited; additional exclusions apply. Registrations from past postseason ticket purchase opportunities do not carry over to 2017. Full terms and conditions are available at www.cubs.com/postseason.
Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.