Washington Capitals General Manager George McPhee announced today that the team has sold approximately $2.8 million season tickets for the 2016-2017 season.
“This year is shaping up to be one of the best for the Capitals, and we’re excited to have a home that will help us continue to build our brand and the confidence to continue our strong success in the National Hockey League,” McPheese said.
The Capitals will have the first-ever season ticket packages in the NFL, NHL, and NBA, and the first ever season ticket package in the Major League Baseball season.
The Capitals’ first-year ticket packages, which start at $75,000 per year, include premium seating for all home games at Verizon Center and the Verizon Center ice surface.
In addition to the $2-million ticket sales, the Capitals have added more than $1.3 million in merchandise to their season ticket bases, including t-shirts, hats, jerseys, and a variety of accessories.
McPhea said the team also is adding more events to its ticket package, including concerts, corporate and other events, and other team events.
The team will also have more events on its schedule through the end of the season, which will include a preseason tournament against the New York Rangers and a playoff matchup against the St. Louis Blues.
McPhesey said that the Capitals are looking to expand beyond their home game attendance numbers in order to continue to grow their brand and reach new audiences.
The NHL will have approximately 2,000 events each year and will continue to add events in 2017, McPhessey said.
“We want to have the highest level of fan engagement,” McPeese said, “and our goal is to have over 200 events on the calendar in 2018.”
For more information on the Capitals season ticket sales and the Capitals 2017-18 season, visit www.nhl.com/schedule.