Friday Game 5 update: A limited number of standing room tickets for tonight’s game will go on sale at 10 a.m. Fans began lining up early this morning, so if you miss your chance it’s once again worth checking out secondary ticketing sites such as StubHub.

Thursday Game 4 update: Scattered single tickets appear to be available in some higher-cost areas of Nationals Park for today’s 4 p.m. must-win game. The box office opened at 10 a.m. with a line of fans waiting for standing room tickets; if you weren’t among them, you might want to consider secondary sites like StubHub. As of 10:25 a.m., the get-in price for this afternoon’s game is about $21.

[Original post]

Nationals Park is going to be packed for Wednesday’s 1:07 p.m. NLCS Game 3 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. Not only are seats sold out, but standing room tickets are doing a brisk business on the secondary ticket market as well, which means that concourses will be jammed with standees looking for the best sightlines. (Don’t have tickets yet? A limited number of $30 standing room tickets will go on sale at the center field ticket office Wednesday at 9 a.m. You might want to get there to line up quite early.)

The stadium’s center field gates open at 10:30 a.m. If you’re one of the standing-room-only set for Wednesday (or any of the team’s remaining home games), the Nationals have outlined recommended standing areas, which I (poorly) paintbrushed above. The red boundaries represent the following areas, from the team’s Web site:

• Red Loft to the end of the scoreboard (behind Section 240)

• Left field ramp

• Behind sections 138–143

• Outside the Stars & Stripes Club, first base side (on the landing at the end of the ramp)

More fine print, from the team:

“Standing Room Only tickets allow access to Nationals Park and the ability to watch the game without providing access to a specific seat. Fans can purchase up to two (2) tickets per transaction. We ask that fans in the lower bowl standing room areas stand one person deep to allow for easy mobility for other guests and guests in wheelchairs.” 

Read more from the Going Out Guide:

Nationals postseason guide: Eat, drink, root for the home team