Sign-ups started Wednesday for what the Phillies are calling a "Postseason Ticket Purchase Opportunity." It's basically an online-only lottery - not to win tickets, but the right to buy them.
No money is needed upfront, and names will stay in the running for each possible round. On Sept. 17, winners will be selected for the first round - the division series. The drawings for the championship series and the World Series will happen at later dates, which have not yet been announced.
Winners will be notified of game dates and times, but are not obligated to buy.
If a ticket is purchased, but the game isn't played, the price will be refunded.
The number of tickets available per game likely will depend on how many get gobbled by season-ticket holders and reserved by the club and league.
For more information, go to www.phillies.com and click on "Tickets," then scroll way down to find a link to "Postseason Ticket Purchase Opportunity."
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