ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will launch their 2015-16 regular-season home opener on Saturday, Oct. 10, with a special red carpet event, presented by GEICO, on F Street in front of Verizon Center from 3 to 5 p.m. The Capitals host the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m. that evening.
The Capitals 2015-16 team will begin arriving in cars provided by Lexus on F Street at approximately 3 p.m. Capitals PA announcer Wes Johnson will serve as the master of ceremonies and will introduce players as they are escorted by preselected fans down the red carpet. Upon arrival, players will greet fans and pose for pictures.
Fans are advised that F Street will close at 3 p.m. to accommodate the event. The event is free and open to the public; game tickets are not required to attend the red carpet arrivals. Fans with a game ticket will be able to enter the building following the event to access the Budweiser Brewhouse. A live DJ will be on-site to entertain fans, in addition to appearances by Caps mascot Slapshot and Red Rockers. Fans are encouraged to visit the Team Store and can also participate in games including street hockey, in addition to other activities and entertainment. The Greene Turtle will feature a ‘Rock the Red’ drink special as part of the opening night celebration.
The red carpet arrivals will be broadcast live on MonumentalNetwork.com, while Saturday’s game will be broadcast on CSN and can be heard on the Capitals Radio Network.
The Capitals will face the Devils in their season opener for only the second time in franchise history. Washington defeated New Jersey 6-1 at Verizon Center on Oct. 6, 2001, in the Capitals’ first game of the 2001-02 season. Washington is 6-1-0-1 all-time in season openers at Verizon Center.