Full disclosure: RMNB is partnering with Capital One to help fans better understand the benefits of being a Capital One cardholder at Caps games.
Between the chants of We Want The Cup! and C-A-P-S! CAPS! CAPS! CAPS!, it hit me. While walking down F street after the Capitals dominating 6-2 win during Game Four, I had a realization that this moment in time wasn’t a dream. It’s very real. The Capitals, after an up-and-down regular season, are one win away from winning the most revered trophy in sports.
Thanks to Capital One, I was able to be in attendance during Game Four and experience the excitement firsthand.
I also learned a few ways to to better experience games simply because I’m a cardholder.
The evening started off outside with the Capitals street party. The crowds were remarkable, with hundreds of people waiting to see Fall Out Boy.
Many other people waited in lines at the ALLCAPS Hockey Fest presented by Capital One for face painting, glitter tattoos, and balloon animals, or staked their spot behind the analysts’ booth for their chance to get on TV.
I made a special stop on the way in to greet Ovie the Bulldog because a good doggo completes me.
One of the perks of being a Capital One Cardholder is the use of a VIP entrance at Capital One Arena. The entrance is located on the 6th street side of the arena, and you can’t miss it with the big blue awning.
If you show your card, you can get into the arena 15 minutes early and get a good spot at warm ups — even for such a big game. Also, when I entered, I was given a $5 voucher to use at any concession stand!
I found a spot right near the tunnel so I was able to see the players come out on the ice.
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Once warm-ups ended, I grabbed some snacks for the game with my voucher, but I was also able to get 10% off my food and beverages using my Capital One card. If you needed to pick up some new Caps gear (which hopefully we’ll all need more of if this team can get one more win), your card can also get your 20% off at the team store.
The view from my seat was awesome. Caps fans, as per usual, were incredible cheering as loud as they could all night long.
The party didn’t stop once the Caps won, as fans took over the Portrait Gallery steps yet again.
It was a night I will never forget. Thank you, Capital One.
Photos: Cara Bahniuk
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