D.C. Approves Waiver to Have Fans at Capital One Arena at 10% Capacity

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Welcome back, Capitals fans!! D.C. has approved the waiver Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) requested for fans to attend games at Capital One Arena at 10% capacity, which is 2,100 fans. This goes into effect immediately, but further details are expected on Monday, April 12.

Washington Post reporter Michael Brice-Saddler broke the news a little bit ago. Capitals fans could be back in the stands as early as Tuesday when they host the Philadelphia Flyers.

Monica Dixon, President of External Affairs and Chief Administrative Officer at MSE, said they are “grateful” and will release additional information on Monday.

Ted Leonsis, Founder and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, also issued a statement:

Just four days ago, the waiver request was still pending with no definitive timeline for a decision to be made. Head coach Peter Laviolette said during his pregame presser earlier today that fans are “great energy”. “You can hear it. You can feel it. It’s a real positive thing to get our fans back in the building. I know everybody is excited.”

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