WASHINGTON - Maybe you're in Las Vegas and have tickets to watch the Washington Capitals fight for the title as they take on the Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final Thursday. Or maybe you snagged a seat for the Caps viewing party down at the Capital One Arena!
But those tickets were hard to come by and all went fast! So...what do you do if you're not in Vegas or can't get into the arena? Here are some places where you can ROCK THE RED with other fans as you watch Ovi, Oshie, Holtby and Backstrom try to bring the cup home to D.C.!
Game 5 Stanley Cup Final
Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights
8 p.m. EST
OUTSIDE CAPITAL ONE ARENA (601 F St NW, Washington, D.C.)
If you have a ticket for the viewing party – consider yourself lucky! The free tickets to watch the Capitals in Game 5 at Capital One Arena on Thursday night went in under 10 minutes!
But don't worry! If you can't get inside for the viewing party, the Caps will broadcast the game outside the arena on the video boards located at G Street and 8th Street NW beginning at 8 p.m. No tickets are required to watch from outside the arena.
THE BULLPEN NEAR NATS PARK (1299 Half St. SE, Washington, D.C.)
The Bullpen is going ALLCAPS with an outdoor viewing party for Game 5! The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a pre-game concert. Admission is free! The game will be broadcast on the outdoor big screen with the sound on.
NATIONAL HARBOR WATCH PARTY (165 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD)
Head down to the plaza to cheer on the Caps at National Harbor! Get there early to watch Wonder Woman at 5:15 p.m.
UNITED STATES NAVY MEMORIAL WATCH PARTY (701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.)
In a show of support for the Washington Capitals, the Navy Memorial is replacing its Movies on the Memorial night with Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final! ROCK THE RED outside with Caps fans on the jumbo, outdoor movie screen!
DISTRICT WHARF VIEWING PARTY (33 Pearl Street SW, Washington, D.C.)
You can UNLEASH THE FURY at the District Wharf on a large LED scree on Pearl Street.
Metro trains will be running for an extra hour on Thursday night to accommodate Washington Capitals fans at the arena and out at watch parties.
Metro announced Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the company that owns and operates the Capitals, will cover the $100,000 cost to keep the transit system open an additional hour past its usual weekday closing time.
Metro said Capitals fans can enter the system at three stations:
- Gallery Place
- Metro Center (11th & G street entrance only)
- Judiciary Square (F Street entrance only)
All of the other stations will be "exit only," Metro said.
The last trains from Gallery Place-Chinatown will depart at:
- Red Line to Glenmont 12:38 a.m.; Shady Grove 12:32 a.m.
- Green Line to Branch Ave 12:28 a.m.; Greenbelt 12:48 a.m.
- Yellow Line to Huntington 12:19 a.m.
The last trains from Metro Center will depart at:
- Orange Line to New Carrollton 12:16 a.m.; Vienna 12:40 a.m.
- Blue Line to Franconia-Springfield 12:28 a.m.; Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m.
- Silver Line to Wiehle-Reston East 12:21 a.m.