Cubs-Giants face off in Game 1 of NLDS tonight

CHICAGO -- Tonight is Game 1 of the National League Division Series (NLDS) between the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants.

Emotions and excitement fill the North Side as the Cubs enter the postseason as one of the heaviest favorites to win the World Series since the 1998 Yankees.

Officials recommend if you're headed to Wrigley Field this weekend, to leave your vehicle at home and take public transportation due to ongoing construction and expansion of parking restrictions near the ball park.

No parking will be allowed starting at noon today until 4 a.m. Sunday on Clark from School to Irving Park; Sheffield from Roscoe to Grace; Addison from Halsted to Southport; Racine from Roscoe to Clark; Irving Park from Clark to Seminary.


Expect enhanced security measures. Police are asking fans to be respectful of the neighborhood and report anything suspicious.

If you have tickets to Game 1, make sure you arrive early to get through security. Gates will open two hours before game time which is 8:15 p.m.

Cubs officials also urge fans not to post pictures of tickets on social media, they will not be responsible for third parties stealing of barcodes located on tickets.