Caps Success Means Higher Ticket Prices

As the Caps enter the playoffs as the best team in the league there is plenty for Caps fans to be excited about.  However, with success comes fans who want to see the team play and where there is an increase in demand there is an increase in price.

The owners announced a raise in ticket prices for next year marking the third year in a row tickets will increase.  The added price has many fans upset, especially those who have supported the team when no one else would.

Alex Mehove is one of those people.  Mehove, 31,  has had partial season tickets for seven years and says he understands why the increase in price, but feels it alienates those who have stuck with the team.

“I understand why they’re doing it,” Mehove said.  “If I had a product that people wanted I would want to maximize my profits, but at the same time, I went when not many others did.  It’s a catch-22, people want the team to win, but they pay the price when they do.”

Full season tickets for the upper level, level 400’s, will cost $995 compared to three years ago when the cost was $668. 

“Tickets across the board have been raised,” said Mehove.  “The people in the 100’s spend a couple of thousand a year already, but for people like myself who can’t really afford those it’s a shame to see the upper level now approaching what the lower level was a couple of years ago.

Mehove vows to continue going to games, but says he may have to cut back a little.

“I love going, but maybe I’ll buy an 11-game plan instead next year.”

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