The team will host ticketed viewing parties for Friday and Saturday’s games against NL East champs the Washington Nationals at the Park at Wrigley. Admission is $10, with proceeds going to Cubs Charities, and tickets can be purchased in advance at parkatwrigley.com. Gates open both days one hour before game time—Friday’s Game 1 is scheduled for 6:30pm Central time, with Game 2 on Saturday at 4:30pm.
Game 3 will be played at Wrigley on Monday, October 9, with Game 4 (if necessary) on Tuesday. If the series goes back to Washington for a Game 5, it will be played on Thursday, October 12, and the Park at Wrigley will host a viewing party for it as well.
Blankets are permitted in the plaza, but outside chairs and alcohol are prohibited; seats will be available for rental inside the park for $5, and food and drink vendors (including alcohol) will be open for service. The viewing parties will take place rain or shine; rain is in the forecast for both Friday and Saturday.