Caps email: “Limited Tickets Available for Caps Home Opener” — Secondary market has far better options though
The Caps sent out an email this morning titled “Limited Tickets Available for Caps Home Opener.” That’s true, there are still some tickets available via TicketMaster for the team’s Thursday, October 3 match-up against the Calgary Flames. And those aren’t just scattered singles. You can buy multiple seats together in various locations, mostly in the 400 Level of Verizon Center.
But in reality, there are plenty of tickets available for the Caps home opener and other games through the secondary market and, in many cases, they’re far cheaper than if you buy them from the team. As of this posting, you can spend $57.90 via TicketMaster for a full price ticket to the home opener in Section 426 or you can get a seat in that same section for $30 through StubHub and for $25 via Ticket Exchange, “the official resale partner of the NHL,” which the Caps link to from their own website.
There’s nothing wrong with the Caps pushing their remaining tickets for the home opener; they’re a business and have inventory to sell. But a well-informed consumer could get in the door for about half that price if they take advantage of the deals available through resellers, where availability is far from limited. As of this posting, there are 1,518 seats listed on Ticket Exchange for that first home game and 2,409 on StubHub.
- The cost of these 400 Level Caps season tickets went up 90.7% in five years (brookslaichyear.com)
- With hockey season one week away, plenty of cheap Caps tickets are available through the resale market (brookslaichyear.com)
- How to see a Washington Capitals game without spending a ton (brookslaichyear.com)
Posted on September 26, 2013, in Washington Capitals and tagged Caps, NHL, StubHub, Ticket Exchange, Ticketmaster, Tickets, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.