Video: Ted Leonsis talks to Wizards VIP season ticket holders on the secondary ticket market
From Monumental Network. This isn't a Mystics video as this was an event for Wizards VIP season ticket holders last Thursday where Ted spoke to them in a Q&A, along with guard John Wall who signed his sophomore contract extension worth about $80 million over five seasons. At the 11-13 minute mark he mentioned about the desire to get the Wizards to perform at a level to where season ticket holders can sell their tickets at a profit and talked about season ticket renewal rates as well by the Capitals and the Wizards. This ties into point three of my post last month about some suggestions for all WNBA teams. Sure 17 games isn't as much as 41 for the regular season, but WNBA teams shouldn't be pushing for perfect attendance by season ticket holders all the time in part because I don't see any NBA or NHL team doing the same but this is the NBA fan-side of me talking. Then again, non-big four teams will push for butts in seats so I get that too. Lastly, at the beginning, Ted did mention the slash and burn rebuilds that the Wizards and Capitals have gone through in order to get the teams on a path for future success, and while it's painful on the record books, I'm of the mindset that slash and burn is the best way to rebuild a team regardless of the league.