There was a carnival-like atmosphere last night as both Capitals and Wizards fans converged on Verizon Center for one final Open House. The Open House provides an opportunity for fans to purchase season tickets, partial plans, premium packages and group tickets. Available seats are “flagged” with a paper that details the section, row, and seat number. It also shows the season ticket price per game, the annual cost to the STH and the monthly payment amount required from September – February.
The court and some boards are set up so fans can get a feel for the view they will have during the season. The atmosphere is electric as excited fans, eager for season starts begin picking out a seat for the upcoming year. Sales Managers from Monumental Sports Network abound and are available to answer fan questions and help record the sales transactions. Verizon even provides free popcorn and drinks to support the occasion (a $20 value).
Aaron Freeman, Regional Sales Manager for the Capitals indicated that they have more seats available this August than last year at the same time. While many fans were upset to learn that the Capitals were incorporating rows C&D as VIP rows, only a handful remain, most notably in sections 108 and 109 on the attack side. The pictures show some of the remaining seats available for purchase – white paper flags indicate availability for Caps’ games and yellow is for the Wiz.
By Stephanie Judge