ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals fans purchased more than 1,000 full season tickets on Tuesday, Feb. 17, the first day season tickets were available for purchase for the 2009-10 season. The vast majority of those fans committed to purchasing 2009 Stanley Cup playoff tickets and renewals of existing accounts were also brisk – the latest signs of the excitement surrounding Capitals hockey in the nation’s capital.
Enthusiasm for the Capitals has been fueled by the team’s performance in 2008-09, which has Washington holding a 13-point lead in the Southeast Division with 25 regular-season games remaining. This comes on the heels of the Capitals’ 2007-08 Southeast Division championship and a most valuable player performance by Alex Ovechkin
Increased demand for Capitals tickets has been evident throughout the season, especially lately. For example:
- Twelve of the last 13 games have been sold out, including six in a row entering tomorrow’s game against Montreal
- Sixteen games have been sold out on the year, double the total from last season
- Attendance has risen to an average of 18,018, which is 98.6% of capacity at Verizon Center and a 27% increase from last year at this time
Renewals for current Capitals season ticket holders are due by Friday, March 13.