Capitals, Wizards release ticketing info as Capitol One Arena, Nationals Park expand fan capacity

Nationals Park will be able to expand fan attendance to 25% and, for the first time since last year, fans will be able to attend Wizards and Capitals games.

According to a letter from the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, Capital One Arena can begin permitting fans to attend NBA and NHL games immediately at 10% capacity or 2,100 fans.

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In addition, D.C. United can expand fan attendance to 25%.

The Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards have both announced ticketing guidelines for upcoming games, saying that ticket priority will be given to season ticket holders.

Capitals season ticket members will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets through a pre-sale for remaining home games starting with the Capitals vs. New York Islanders game on April 27. If there is any remaining single-game ticket availability for a general public sale, the Capitals say related information will be communicated at a later date.

Priority for ticketing will be given to Wizards season ticket members, with information forthcoming on ticket availability for the general public.

Capital One Arena must adhere to certain guidelines, however. 

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For NBA games, alcohol sales will be suspended at the end of the second quarter at concession stands, and at the start of the fourth quarter for in-seat ordering.

For NHL games, alcohol sales will be discontinued midway through the second period at concession stands and at the start of the third period for in-seat ordering.

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To read more information on safety protocols at Capitol One Arena, click here.

For games at both Nationals Park and Capital One Arena, they must also permit investigators from a number of different agencies; and if the guidelines from their leagues change, they must resubmit applications to the city.

You can read the entire waiver order here.