NBA commissioner Adam Silver is preparing those around the league for games without fans and perhaps beyond the 2019-20 season, if and whenever it resumes. So, it should be no surprise the Wizards are taking steps to reimburse fans who have already paid for tickets.
The team sent out an email to season ticket holders explaining a new policy which will credit people for the remaining games this season for a plan next year. That can be taken as a refund if the ticket holders decide not to renew next season, or if they do renew then an additional three percent credit is added.
Bullets Forever obtained a copy of the email, which can be found here. Basically, the Wizards are trying to create some flexibility for season ticket holders with so much uncertainty about the immediate future of NBA games.
The Wizards have 18 games remaining on their 2019-20 regular season schedule. At 24-40, they currently sit ninth in the Eastern Conference and one spot out of the playoff picture.
The NBA continues to discuss scenarios including playing remaining games at a central location, like in Las Vegas or Orlando, without fans. There are no definite plans as of yet, but the Wizards' move is another indication that the league is likely going to have to get creative with whatever form it returns in.
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Wizards are crediting and refunding season tickets for the 2019-20 plan originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington