Cubs Royals Baseball (Game 1)

Chicago Cubs' Jason Heyward reacts after scoring from first base off a Kyle Schwarber single in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

CHICAGO — The Cubs have set pricing for 2018 postseason tickets — and in most cases the costs have gone down.

Tickets overall range from $61 for upper-deck outfield reserved wild-card or National League Division Series games to $661 for World Series bullpen box front row seats.

Last year, for instance, those same upper-deck NLDS games cost $71.

The most expensive tickets last year were $366 for bullpen box World Series seats. This year, the team has a new category for front row bullpen box seats, which will cost the $661 for the World Series. But other World Series bullpen box seats have dropped from $366 to $356.

Club box infield tickets will cost the same as last year for wild-card or NLDS ($236) and World Series ($481) but less for the National League Championship Series ($331 this year compared to $356 last year.)

Another example is the bleachers. Last year, tickets there ranged from $106 for NLDS to $226 for the World Series. This year, those tickets range from $91 to $221.

These do not include tickets to the 1914 Club section, which include the first seven rows from relocated dugout to relocated dugout. For regular season tickets, these top out at $695 in the first row and $400 in row G.

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After winning the World Series in 2016, playoff ticket rose anywhere from 10 to 20 percent.

Season-ticket holders have until Sept. 10 to pay for their playoff seats.

Should the Cubs make the postseason this year, it will be fourth-straight year they have done so. The past three, they've reached the NLCS, and the World Series in 2016.

The other notable change this year is that the team will not be distributing hard-copy paper tickets to season-ticket holders for the playoff games. Instead, the tickets will be delivered electronically via the MLB Ballpark app.

"Mobile ticketing helps prevent lost or stolen tickets and ensures easy access to the correct tickets for the game you are attending as well as up-to-date game time information," the team said in its letter to season-ticket holders.

The team is offering to season-ticket holders the opportunity to get "commemorative" playoff tickets after the postseason, at no extra cost.

As for single-game playoff tickets, last year the Cubs announced its plans for a random drawing registration in mid-September.


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