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Cubs single-game playoff registration opens

Cubs fans will be in the mood to celebrate regardless of where the team clinches the Central title.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon won’t talk about playoff plans yet. But that hasn’t stopped the team from rolling out ticket sales plans for a deep postseason run.

On Wednesday the team opened registration for single-game tickets for potential October games at Wrigley Field.

Registration for a random drawing for tickets to possible National League Wild Card and NL Division Series home games continues through Sept. 21 at www.cubs.com/postseason.

Registration deadlines for additional potential series are to be announced as the postseason progresses.

Those selected from the random drawing are awarded a chance to buy up to four tickets to a potential wild card game or a division series game, pending availability.

But it’s possible more names will be drawn than maximum-allowed tickets available.

So being selected does not guarantee tickets, with those tickets made available on a first-come, first-served basis, the Cubs said in a news release. Those picked from the drawing will be notified by email before the single-game tickets go on sale.

“With so much excitement surrounding this year’s team, demand will certainly exceed the limited number of tickets we have available for postseason play at Wrigley Field,” Colin Faulkner, Cubs senior vice president of sales and marketing, said in the release. “Like last year, we once again wanted to provide a fair process to give access to these tickets. Nearly 1.2 million people registered for the purchase opportunity last year, so we encourage fans to register early and purchase quickly if their name is selected.”

Anyone registered but not selected for the first-round games remain eligible for subsequent playoff rounds if the Cubs advance.

For more information go to the web address listed above or call (773) 388-8270.

If the Cubs win the National League Central Division, they would open the postseason with home games Oct. 7 and 8.