The day of the Capitals’ Stanley Cup parade, construction crews inside Capital One Arena were busy tearing down the purple seats that were originally installed in 1997. The construction was part of a $40 million renovation to Ted Leonsis’s DC venue which included new seats, a facelift to the 100 and 400 levels, and upgraded concessions.
Thursday, the Capital One Arena Twitter account gave DC Sports fans a first look at the new seats.
— Capital One Arena (@CapitalOneArena) July 26, 2018
The seats are black and feature the Capital One logo embossed on the cushion. The seats also feature a cupholder on the end of the armrest.
It’s unknown what type of fabric lines the seats, but I’m going to assume it’s bullet proof and lined with the same material they make RoboCops out of.
Here are a few more photos from the Cap One Twitter.
Fans can expect to see a new DJ stage on display for both Caps and Wizards games. Pregame openings will also look different. The arena will be installing a permanent 3D on-ice projection system. The team experimented a lot with on-ice projection during the Caps’ 2018 playoff run, particularly during the Stanley Cup Finals.
But the seats! The seats! What do you think of them? Let us know in the comments below.
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