Caitlin Clark FORCES Mystics to move to Capital One arena, sells out 20000 tickets in 30 minutes

Caitlin Clark is forcing teams to switch arenas to accommodate ticket demands.

Caitlin Clark FORCES Mystics to move to Capital One arena, sells out 20000 tickets in 30 minutes

Caitlin Clark forces Washington Mystics to move to Capital One Arena, plays to 20000 fans for 1st time in WNBA

It is no secret that Caitlin Clark is selling out arenas whenever she plays in the WNBA. The Indiana Fever has already surpassed the ticket sales of last season within the first 5 games. More importantly, her presence has also helped sell out opponent’s arenas. Recently, the Washington Mystics had to move to the Capital One Arena due to demand for tickets, selling out the additional 16000 tickets in 30 minutes of the announcement.

It should not come as a shock that the Mystics had to move from their home. After all, their home court has a capacity of 4200. With the massive demand, they did not mind renting the much bigger and more expensive Capital One Arena. The additional tickets sold out within 30 minutes, and 20,356 fans attended the game. It must be noted that the Mystics originally had the Capital One Arena as their home. However, declining attendance forced them to move to one of the smallest arenas in the WNBA.

This game has become the most attended game of the season so far. One has to take into consideration that the Washington Mystics are the worst team in the league, with a 0-11 record. Therefore, it can only be suggested that the fans attended the game to watch Caitlin Clark.

To compare, only four teams had less than 5000 tickets sold on average last season. This year, only the Atlanta Dream remains in that category. However, even they will have to rent out the 19000 capacity State Farm Arena for both the times Clark visits them.

Caitlin Clark put up a show for the 20000 fans

In the last two games, Caitlin Clark shot a combined 23.2% from the field to amass 14 points. Today, she bettered that by scoring 30 points, shooting 53% from the field. Of those 30 points, she shot a WNBA rookie record seven 3-pointers.

Most importantly, she heated up in the 2nd half of the game when the Mystics threatened to win their 1st game against the Fever. But there was a visible difference in the way she and her teammates moved without the ball. It essentially freed up not only Clark but also her Indiana Fever teammates as they shot a franchise-record 16 3-pointers in the game.

It seems the four-day break has helped them make changes to their game plan. If that change in game plan can help unlock Caitlin Clark and her college-level scoring, the WNBA will have a record-breaking season in terms of viewership and attendance for years to come.

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