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BREAKING: Caps to Play Home Games Without Fans for the Start of the 2021 Season

Unsurprisingly, the Caps announced to season ticket holders that they will be without in-person fans at home for (at least) the start of the 2020-2021 season.

NHL: FEB 22 Capitals at Devils Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

According to a source, the Washington Capitals have just announced to their season ticket holders that they will be without fans for the start of the 2020-2021 season.

This news comes via a letter to Washington Capitals season ticket holders, which notes that the team “remains hopeful for the potential to host fans at Capitals games at some point” during the season:

Washington Capitals letter to season ticket holders on December 8, 2020

This news comes amid reporting that the NHL and NHLPA are settling on January 13, 2021 as a start date for the season. Although details are still being worked out, further reporting from Darren Dreger indicates that the NHL is looking at having a 10-day camp and no preseason games.

Also of note, the Capitals are deferring any automatic payments from season ticket holders indefinitely, and that any current funds will be used as a credit for future ticket purchases. Additionally, the Capitals will be applying a 3% bonus credit to season ticket holders for purchases made towards next season.