Ted Leonsis, Capitals owner, sends 200 Monumental employees to Las Vegas for Stanley Cup

May 29, 2018 GMT

Monumental Sports and Entertainment CEO Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Capitals, arranged for 200 of his employees to travel to Las Vegas to see the Capitals in action in the Stanley Cup Final, the Washington Post first reported.

The Washington Times confirmed that Monumental covered the cost of a flight, one night’s stay at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino and a ticket to either Game 1 or Game 2 of the Capitals’ series against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena.

About half of the invited employees took a flight Monday to catch Game 1 of the finals, which Washington lost 6-4. The other half will fly in Wednesday to see Game 2. The series moves east to the District for Game 3 Saturday at Capital One Arena.

The availability of tickets was limited, a team spokesperson said, so Leonsis prioritized employees who worked most closely with the Capitals.

Leonsis was recently seen at the Capitals’ final practice at home before the team traveled to Nevada. The owner wore an Alex Ovechkin jersey and tossed T-shirts to fans.