With the MLB postseason a distinct possibility for the Chicago Cubs this year, the team has opened up a lottery for the opportunity to purchase playoff tickets if/when that becomes a real thing.
Fans who want to add their name to the lottery list can go here to do it.
From the official release:
The Chicago Cubs today launched the “Fly the W” presale opportunity for the 2023 Postseason, providing fans with the opportunity to purchase a limited number of select tickets for potential 2023 Wild Card Series and National League Division Series (NLDS) games played at Wrigley Field. Beginning today, Thursday, September 14, at 10 a.m. CDT, fans can register for a chance to purchase tickets to either the Wild Card Series or NLDS.* Registration for the Wild Card Series will close Monday, September 25, at 11:59 p.m. CDT and registration for the NLDS will end Tuesday, October 3, at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
In order to participate, fans 18 years of age or older must log in to their MLB.com account and submit an online registration form. Limit of one registration per person. If selected via random drawing to purchase tickets, fans will be notified via email with instructions on the purchase opportunity. All registered fans, whether selected in a particular drawing or not, will continue to be eligible for selection to subsequent opportunities available through this program.
Tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability, and will be distributed exclusively as mobile tickets via the MLB Ballpark app.
For more information on the “Fly the W” presale opportunity or to view the official rules, visit www.cubs.com/postseason.
*Registration is open to legal residents of the 50 United States including its territories, commonwealths and possessions who have an MLB.com account and are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. A registration form must be submitted during the designated registration period to be eligible. Being selected as a winner does not guarantee you will be able to purchase ticket(s) for either series. There is no charge to register. The likelihood of receiving the opportunity to purchase tickets through the “Fly the W” presale opportunity depends on the number of eligible registrations received. Full terms and conditions are available at www.cubs.com/postseason.
The Cubs are also very smartly using this as an opportunity to solicit new season ticket holders – if you place a deposit on 2024 season tickets, the page indicates, you can get first dibs on 2023 playoff tickets and skip the lottery altogether.