Chicago prepares for Giants-Cubs NLDS Game 1

CHICAGO -- It’s the eve of NLDS Game 1 in Chicago.

Excitement and emotion are in the air everywhere from a pep rally on Division street to the Billy Goat Tavern.

Joshua Wilson is in the Marine Corp leaving for the Middle East next week.  Today he dropped $600 on StubHub for two tickets to tomorrow's game.

“I'll be sad if I go over there and they win and I didn't see them,” he said.

With thousands of fans heading to Wrigleyville to cheer on the Cubs this weekend, city officials say they're building on last year's playoff plans to keep everyone safe.

Expect enhanced security measures.  Police are asking fans to be respectful of the neighborhood and report anything suspicious.

With ongoing construction and expanding parking restrictions around the ballpark, officials recommend you take public transportation and leave the car at home.

Also, be careful where you buy tickets. And don't post pictures of them on social media.

If you do have tickets, arrive early to get through security. Gates open two hours before game time which is 8:15 p.m.