Caps Street Viewing Party for Banner Raising!

Good news for fans who aren’t able to be inside Capital One Arena for the Caps home opener and the raising of the 2018 Washington Capitals Stanley Cup banner. It was announced today that the ceremony and home opener against the Boston Bruins will be broadcast on the G Street outdoor video board!

 Per the Capitals press release:

The Capital One Arena video board located above McDonald’s on G Street will broadcast live both the pregame banner raising ceremony and the game against the Boston Bruins.  G Street will be closed to traffic between 7th Street and 9th Street, NW starting at 5:30 p.m. and fans are encouraged to attend to watch the ceremony and the game.  Fans attending are strongly encouraged to take Metro.

Additionally, the Caps will again arrive via the Rock The Red Carpet on F Street beginning at 4:45 p.m. The pregame ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m., ahead of the start of the game.

They also announced street closures and timings include:

Traffic and Parking Enforcement:

In order to facilitate this event, there will be no vehicular traffic in the blocks around the Capital One Arena listed below. The closures will begin on Wednesday, October 3 at 5:30. Information is subject to change based on prevailing conditions.

F Street, NW from 6th Street to 7th Street, NW (2:30PM to 10:30 pm)

G Street, NW between 7th Street and 9th Street(accessible only to local residents and monthly parking pass holders)

8th Street, NW, between G and H Streets, NW

Traffic Restrictions:

G Street from 7th Street  9th Street, NW (5:30pm – 10:30pm)

8th Street from G Street to H Street, NW (5:30pm – 10:30pm)

F Street from 6th Street  7th Street, NW (5:30pm – 10:30pm)

8th Street from G Street to H Street, NW (5:30pm – 10:30pm)

Parking Restrictions:

From 12noon until 2:00am

No parking on G Street, NW between 7th Streetand 9th Street

No parking on F Street, NW between 6th Streetand 9th Street

7th St between E Street and H Street

Bike Access:  

·         Capital Bikeshare stations will be closed at 6th and F Streets, NW and 7th and F Streets, NW



Author: Maggie Marcum

Managing Editor for Friends in Cold Places.

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