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Cubs season ticket holders receive postseason invoices

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Postseason ticket prices have gone down, at least for bleachers.

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There are about seven weeks left in the 2018 regular season, and thus contending teams are beginning to turn their thoughts to the postseason.

With that in mind, the Cubs began sending postseason ticket invoices Thursday. I received mine, and the price, at least for my bleacher seat, actually has gone down from 2017.

The 2017 total invoice was $1,952, plus a $50 processing fee. The 2018 total invoice is $1,772, plus a $25 processing fee. So that’s a pleasant surprise.

One thing that’s different this year is that the Cubs are putting all postseason tickets in the MLB Ballpark app as mobile tickets. There won’t be any hard tickets, at least for season-ticket holders, unless you don’t have a smartphone. In that case, you can get printed tickets for a $10 additional charge per game.

The Cubs say that commemorative hard tickets for postseason games will be available, but only after the postseason is over. From the invoice:

You will have the opportunity to receive complimentary commemorative tickets for each 2018 postseason game played at Wrigley Field. Please note these commemorative tickets will not be shipped until after the conclusion of the postseason. You will receive a survey to indicate if you would like to receive commemorative postseason tickets after the postseason concludes. No fees are associated with securing commemorative tickets for the 2018 postseason.

However!

Please note if you purchase hard copy postseason tickets to use for entry to any postseason home game(s), you will not be eligible to receive commemorative postseason tickets.

Well, I’m one of those people who like hard copy tickets, especially for postseason games. But I’d rather have the commemorative tickets after the postseason is over, so I suppose I’ll use the mobile tickets to enter the ballpark.

Here is the postseason pricing for all price tiers and series at Wrigley Field for season-ticket holders for 2018:

Single-game pricing will be the same as the Double Play Pricing listed above, at least for bleachers. (Availability of postseason tickets to the general public in other areas of the ballpark is expected to be very limited, if any.)

Season-ticket holders are being invoiced for 12 possible postseason home games: one (1) Wild Card game, three (3) Division Series games, four (4) League Championship Series games and four (4) World Series games. Per Major League Baseball, STH will be invoiced for all possible postseason home games in their plan and will receive a credit, subject to the Season Ticket License Terms and Conditions, or a refund for any game(s) not played.

Payment for postseason tickets for season-ticket holders is due by 5 p.m. CT on Monday, September 10 and I’d expect information on single-game sales would be released shortly after that.

Now, on to the business of making sure the Cubs get to the postseason! They were helped out today by the Padres, who rode a six-run ninth inning to victory over the Brewers. San Diego took two of three in Milwaukee — feel better now about the Cubs split? The Cubs’ division lead stands at two games entering the weekend series against the Nationals.