Congratulations on being selected to play a game at Verizon Center before a Washington Capitals game. It is an exciting time for the players and for the families who are coming along. You will get to see things that not everyone gets to see, and enjoy your game from the comfort of seats so close to the ice, you can feel the cold!
When coming to Verizon Center for a game after the Caps game (also known as a post-game), you will want to make sure your teams, supporters and game officials arrive to the Media Entrance to Verizon Center about 30 minutes before the Capitals scheduled game time.
The Media Entrance to Verizon Center is located between the garages for Gallery Place and the Verizon Center, next to the large loading dock door for Verizon Center and across the street from the Burger King. If taking Metro, exit the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station, turn left along F Street, then turn left at the Greene Turtle. The Media Entrance will be on your left down the hill.
Upon arriving, Verizon Center staff may ask for you to place all bags in a single line. Please do not enter the arena at this time as a member of the Caps staff (most likely the wonderful Tim Bronaugh) will come out to brief your players of the rules.
Players will be taken to the Event Floor to drop off their bags in one of the locker rooms, or another room if the locker room isn’t currently available. Please follow the instructions of the Caps staff.
After the Caps game is over, your fans will be permitted to sit in sections 100 and 101 for your game. Seating is not permitted in any other section during the post-game unless otherwise instructed. These are the sections that are behind the benches.
Teams are encouraged to provide penalty box attendants and an official scorer if an official scoresheet needs to be kept. The Capitals will provide a scoreboard operator for all games. Penalty box attendants are reminded not to stand in front of the doors to the ice so those in the scorer’s box can see the ice.
After the game, all fans will be able to meet the players when they exit Verizon Center through the F Street Entrance. To get to the F Street Entrance, fans will exit onto the concourse then go around the escalators to the F Street Lobby where the players will come up through the elevators.