Caps raise most season-ticket prices


(Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Last season, the Caps informed season-ticket holders that, after five straight years of increases for most plan holders, prices would hold firm. An excerpt from that note:

With head coach, Hall of Famer and former-Cap Adam Oates at the helm, along with a core group of players who are committed to success, we are excited to have you be a part of our quest to bring a Stanley Cup to Washington. As such, we would like to communicate essential information pertaining to your 2013-14 full season-ticket renewal.

In appreciation for continued loyalty and support of Capitals hockey throughout the 2012-13 season, we would like to announce that your season-ticket price will remain the same for the 2013-14 hockey season.

The team recently released 2014-2015 renewal prices, and the story is more complicated. Many sections that previously were divided into two price points  more expensive from rows A-H, and less expensive behind that  have now been chopped into three zones. In those sections, fans with seats in rows N-Q will not see a price increase for next season. Prices for the standing-room only tickets have also been frozen at $60. That means about 10 percent of the seats did not see an increase.

All other season-ticket holders, though, will see an increase for next season. Most of the increases, as you’ll note, are fairly minimal. Dan – thanks for asking. Sixty percent of seats either did not increase, or increased by $3 per game or less. If you exclude the amenities-laden VIP seats, the average price increase was 3.6 percent. Also, last year’s renewal rate for season-ticket holders was over 95 percent.

Here are the particulars. You can also see the team’s official pricing chart here.

VIP A, increase from $340 to $375 (up 10 percent)

VIP B, increase from $215 to $240 (up 12 percent)

Center Preferred: Center, increase from $117 to $125 (up 7 percent)

Center Preferred: Attack, increase from $112 to $115 (up 3 percent)

Center Preferred: Defend, increase from $107 to $110 (up 3 percent)

Lower Preferred: Attack, front rows, increase from $87 to $95 (up 9 percent)

Lower Preferred: Attack, back rows, increase from $87 to $90 (up 3 percent)

Lower Preferred: Defend, front rows, increase from $82 to $90 (up 10 percent)

Lower Preferred: Defend, back rows, increase from $82 to $85 (up 4 percent)

Loge Preferred: Attack, increase from $70 to $80 (up 14 percent)

Loge Preferred: Defend, increase from $65 to $75 (up 15 percent)

Mezz Center, front rows, increase from $49 to $51 (up 4 percent)

Mezz Center, middle rows, increase from $45 to $47 (up 4 percent)

Mezz Center, back rows, no increase

Mezz End: Attack, front rows, increase from $38 to $40 (up 5 percent)

Mezz End: Attack, middle rows, increase from $35 to $37 (up 6 percent)

Mezz End: Attack, back rows, no increase

Mezz End: Defend, front rows, increase from $36 to $38 (up 6 percent)

Mezz End: Defend, middle rows, increase from $33 to $34 (up 3 percent)

Mezz End: Defend, back rows, no increase

Mezz Corner: Attack, front rows, increase from $34 to $36 (up 6 percent)

Mezz Corner: Attack, middle rows, increase from $31 to $33 (up 6 percent)

Mezz Corner: Attack, back rows, no increase

Mezz Corner: Defend, front rows, increase from $32 to $34 (up 6 percent)

Mezz Corner: Defend, middle rows, increase from $30 to $31 (up 3 percent)

Mezz Corner: Defend, back rows, no increase

Club Level: Center, increase from $110 to $115 (up 4 percent)

Club Level: Attack, increase from $87 to $93 (up 7 percent)

Club Level: Defend, increase from $82 to $88 (up 7 percent)

Acela Ledge 1, increase from  $175 to $178 (up 2 percent)

Acela Ledge 2, increase from $150 to $152 (up 1 percent)

Standing Room Only, no increase

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.
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