The Capitals’ Sign Policy

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Posted September 13, 2019

Caps fans have been bringing more signs to games over the past few seasons and holding them up against the glass during warmups. While there are a few too many ‘OVI GIMME A PUCK TODAYS MY BIRTHDAY AND I WALKED 5,000 MILES TO GET HERE’ signs held up by 5 and a half year olds, we’ve yet to experience complete blockage of the glass.

That said, the sign-bringing crowd is bigger than ever, as evidenced by Caps Outsider’s warm-up photos over the past ten years.

So, here is a public service announcement, straight from the Caps, about their sign, banner, poster and flag policy.

Unless otherwise specified by teams or event management, guests are welcome to bring small signs, posters and flags for events.  Banners are not allowed. The following guidelines apply: 

•  Item must be related to the event

•  Item may not be attached to a stick/pole

•  Item may not obstruct any sponsor/building signage

•  Item may not be attached, hung, taped and draped over any part of the building

•  Item may not be commercial in nature

•  Item may not contain or display obscene/offensive language and/or pictures, as determined by Capital One Arena Management

•  Item may not be constructed or displayed in a manner that may obstruct the view of other guests, interrupt the experience of other guests, or create a safety hazard

•  Signs must be constructed of paper, fabric or poster board materials

•  Signs may not be constructed of or contain plastic, wood, metal, glass or any material that can be used as a weapon

•  Item may not be commercial or political in nature