Wednesday afternoon, Caps fans sold out Capital One Arena in just a few minutes after the Washington Capitals put up tickets for a free watch party. The Caps can clinch the organization’s first Stanley Cup with a victory in Las Vegas.
According to a release from the team and first reported by the Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg, 70,000 people logged on to try and snag any of the available tickets.
To put that in perspective, that’s nearly four sold out Capital One Arenas.
Again: for a watch party, not a hockey game.