The main theme of Monday night's big Cubs win was the long ball, yet for the team’s front office the focus Tuesday it is once again, logistics.
When word got out that the box office would be releasing some tickets throughout the morning – many from unneeded tickets previously allocated to the visiting team – fans packed in under Wrigley Field’s marquee hoping to snag a seat.
It is still unknown the exact number of tickets that will be offered up to fans or the time they will be released.
Hour earlier, officials warned once more of fake merchandise and scams after the Cubs confiscated roughly 100 counterfeit tickets prior to Game 4.
"Just go to reputable dealers,” said Cubs spokesman Julian Green. “There are many websites out there ... But you have to do your due diligence."
Tuesday afternoon’s game in the heart of the neighborhood will close the same Wrigleyview streets as Monday, with parking enforcement out in full-force. Tow trucks could be seen hauling away multiple vehicles from Sheffield Avenue and surrounding streets.
CTA has added extra services for fans during playoff games on not only the Red Line trains but also buses traveling on Addison Street and Irving Park Road.
Fans are encouraged to arrive to Wrigley Field early, well before the first pitch is thrown out at 3:37 p.m., and for many that's not a problem as cheering on the Cubs is all they've put on today's agenda.
"[We’re] hopin' to get 'em from the Box Office,” said Rick Schiltz, a fan in town from California. “So somewhere close to behind home plate, or close to it."