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Wizards clinch playoff berth

10/24/2008 8:39 AM -
The Kansas City Wizards have officially clinched a playoff berth for the second-consecutive season with the Chicago Fire's 5-2 win over the New York Red Bulls. Tickets for the postseason match at CommunityAmerica Ballpark will go on sale Tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 24) at 10 a.m. CT. Kansas City currently occupies the first "wildcard" spot in the 2008 MLS Cup Playoff picture and will host either the Columbus Crew or Houston Dynamo Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. CT. Playoff tickets are free with a deposit for 2009 Wizards season tickets. The Wizards will host a watch party Saturday for their game against New England at Barley's Brewhaus in Shawnee, Kan. beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT.

If Kansas City finishes 4th in the East, they will be the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference playoff bracket and host Columbus on Nov. 1. If they finish 5th in the East, they will change conferences and become the 4th seed in the Western Conference playoff bracket and host Houston on Nov. 1. Below are the scenarios that could transpire this weekend and where Kansas City will fall in the playoff picture:

If KC wins, KC is 4E

If KC draws, and DC does not win by 3 goals or more, KC is 4E

If KC draws, and DC wins by 3 goals or more, KC is 4W

If KC loses, and DC loses, KC is 4E

If KC loses, and DC draws, KC is 4E

If KC loses, and DC wins, KC is 4W

(4E = 4th seed in the Eastern Conference bracket; 4W = 4th seed in the Western Conference bracket.)

The Wizards will offer a free playoff ticket and a 2009 season ticket holder scarf to any fan who puts down a new deposit for 2009 season tickets from now through November 1st. For more information, call the Wizards ticket office at (913) 387-3400. Family Four Packs courtesy of Pepsi and Hy-Vee will also be available for the match Nov. 1. Starting at just $79 (for a value of $125), fans that purchase a Family Four Pack will receive the following:

• Four (4) Kansas City Wizards tickets

• Four (4) hot dogs at the stadium

• One (1) Kansas City Wizards Stadium Blanket

• One (1) free 24 oz 6-pack of Dr. Pepper or Diet Dr. Pepper

• One (1) free 2-liter of Hawaiian Punch

• One (1) free 4-pack of AirForce Nutrisoda

• $5 off a $50 purchase at area Hy-Vee locations

These packages are available here at kcwizards.com or by calling the Wizards ticket office at (913) 387-3400. Individual tickets are also available online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling (816) 931-3330 or at any area Ticketmaster location.