Well, the Lightning are doing that again for Game 7. Not that anything else would've been expected though.
Before the series, the Lightning used this tactic to try and keep as many Capitals fans out as possible, and they also enforced a dress code.
Not only could you not buy tickets through the team or its official partner, Ticketmaster, without a Florida Zip code, but the Lightning also added a clause to their ticket policy that wouldn't allow Capitals fans who were able to get tickets to wear red or anything with the team's logo if their seats are in the Lightning's Lexus Lounge.
This includes seats against the glass, or in the Chase Club luxury suites.
Neutral colors were the only thing allowed.
There are certainly ways around the ticket policy part. Whether you go through a different website for tickets like Stubhub, or as many have been suggesting on Twitter, using a prepaid gift card.
At this point though, with Game 7 closing in, you hopefully have a plan in place already if you're going to the game in Tampa.
This also isn't uncommon for teams to do anyway, with the Capitals having a similar policy.
Caps doing DC/MD/VA again for this round too pic.twitter.com/K67Njxbnk9— Bud McDonald (@primetimereds) May 9, 2018
Of course, we totally support the Caps doing this. When it's another team doing it to Caps fans though, that's a different story.
The Capitals won the first two games of the series in Tampa, now it just takes one more win to get them to the Stanley Cup Final, where the expansion Vegas Golden Nights await.
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