Originally published by DodgerBlue.com
The Los Angeles Dodgers opened registration for their lottery to purchase a limited number of 2021 National League Division Series and/or NL Championship Series tickets. Fans can enter for the opportunity to purchase select tickets at face value through 11:59 p.m. PT on Monday, Sept. 20.
The opportunity to purchase Opening Day at Dodger Stadium tickets will be selected though a random drawing process and be available on a first-come, first-served basis only to eligible individuals who completed and submitted the registration form during the defined period.
Random drawings will be conducted on or around Tuesday, Sept. 21, and winners will be notified via email.
In order to be eligible for the opportunity to purchase Dodgers postseason tickets through the lottery program, you must, at the time of registration, be 18 years of age or older, reside in the state of California, have a valid MLB.com account, and not be a person who is deemed not in good standing with the team, or who has ever been denied entry to Dodger Stadium or had a ticket license revoked.
The Dodgers clinched a postseason berth for the ninth consecutive season with their 8-4 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night, but where in the bracket they will ultimately land remains to be seen.
With 16 games remaining on their schedule, the Dodgers continue to trail the first-place San Francisco Giants by 2.5 games in the NL West standings. The Giants became the first team to clinch a postseason berth with their win over the San Diego Padres on Monday.
If the Dodgers fail to catch the Giants, they will have to settle for a spot in the NL Wild Card Game. L.A. currently holds a 17-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals, who recently surpassed the Cincinnati Reds for the second spot.
Whoever earns the second spot in the NL Wild Card Game likely won’t be determined until the final week of the regular season as five teams are within four games of each other in the standings.
Dodgers celebrated 9th consecutive postseason berth
After defeating the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, the Dodgers gathered together in the clubhouse to recognize advancing to the playoffs for a ninth consecutive season.
“It never gets old. We did a little champagne toast, said a few words and acknowledged the fact that it’s a big accomplishment,” manager Dave Roberts said.
“You don’t ever want to get jaded and not appreciate getting to the postseason, because it’s not a right of passage. So we acknowledged that and also acknowledged we’ve got a lot of work to do and this is just the beginning.
“I just think we’ve gone through a lot of things, so initially it was to let them know what they’ve accomplished to get to this point. There’s a lot of sacrifices, a lot of guys pitching in and picking each other up. Coaches, front office, training staff, scouting, player development, it takes a whole army to get this thing moving in the right direction.
“There’s a lot of people that should be very proud. To be able to accomplish this in front of the home fans was certainly special. It’s just kind of threading the needle on appreciating it, enjoying the moment but being ready to play a ballgame because there’s still a lot of work to be done.”
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