Faithful camp out for a chance to see the Cubs make history

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CHICAGO — About 50 people are lined up outside Wrigley Field right now, ready to camp out overnight for a chance to score tickets to Game 6 of the NLCS.

They’re not allowed to set up near the box office so they’re lined up in camping chairs across the street and under construction scaffolding, bundled up and hoping for a seat at tomorrow night’s game.

First pitch is at 7:08 p.m. Saturday for what could be a very huge and historic night here in Chicago.

The excitement is growing – and so is the line- as the camping Cubs fans hope for the chance to score any tickets that might be released at the box office in the morning. But there are no guarantees.

“We’re going to go over there and get stickers, and if you don’t have a sticker you can’t buy a ticket,” explained Sandra Hudson, who was waiting for tickets herself.

Hudson said the system is meant to prevent the “chaos” that happened last week outside Wrigley. Apparently there were fights over spots in line. WGN did see the police get called twice Friday night.

Tickets to Game 6 of the NLCS promise to be a hot commodity: standing room only are being sold in the $300 range, bleachers $500 and up, and prime seats go up to $15,000.

Hudson said she sees the tickets as an investment, of sorts.

“While they’re at a work, we’re getting their tickets, and they give us the money,” Hudson said.

A Cubs clinch tomorrow would break a streak in sports history — and could bring record levels of celebration in city streets.

Chicago police and the Office of Emergency Management and Communications are ready to patrol and keep fans safe, officials said. The OEMC is going to stop truck traffic for two hours before the game around Wrigley Field, and advise people to avoid taking their cars anywhere in Wrigleyville late tomorrow.


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