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Verizon Center, Washington DC

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Home to several professional sports teams, including the NBA's Washington Wizards and the NHL's Washington Capitals, Verizon Center also hosts an array of other sports, shows, activities, and events. Head to a game, concert, or exhibition, admire the 20,000 seats, and indulge in the stadium's array of food facilities. Be sure to check the venue's exhibition schedule for information about any games or events going on during your visit. If you plan to drive, you can even reserve parking spots for associated lots ahead of time via the facility's internet service; alternatively, get to the center by riding the local metro to the stop underneath the complex. Add Verizon Center and other attractions to your Washington DC trip itinerary using our Washington DC vacation route planner.
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  • Our 6-12 grade girls basketball team made the drive down to see a Mystics game and we're not disappointed. We were a part of a program where the girls got to sit on the bench and watch practice prior ...  more »
  • Of course, I would like to see here game "Capitals", but Microsoft's speeches were also good, and most importantly, enabled to assess the technological capabilities of this facility. Excellent acoustics and sound location seats make any (tested for 3 days places everything perfectly:)) see and hear. Be sure to come back here and see the same "Capitals"
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  • It was easy to get in and out, courteous efficient staff, and seats were fine. But I am giving it a low rating because the sound was terrible at my location in section 215, especially during the first...  more »
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  • It's family friendly. The signage is great for finding your section/seat. The staff is courteous and helpful. There's a nice selection of food to please everyone ... including free refills of popcorn at certain vendors! I could barely get through the bag I bought, so no refill for me! 😀 Oh, and there's a happy hour at two vendors (Section 104 and 118, watch for the signs at the vendors) an hour before the game starts ... draft Bud Light and Shocktop. 🍺The photo is where my seats were located tonight.
  • This is a very nice facility. I was able to get a walk through this morning of the arena and was highly impressed by it. The detail that has gone into it is simply outstanding. The level of thought taken to do what they do was simply impressive. This arena hosts 4 teams and I'm amazed at how quickly they turn things around to fit each sport. This is my perspective from a 200-100 level seating which is worth the money you spend for the amenities. Much higher I may be inclined to reconsider things but from everything that I've seen it's a truly spectacular center.
  • Great arena with enthusiastic crowd. Seats way up top still had a clear view of the ice. Food and drink prices are what you would expect (high) for a sports arena. Plenty of decent food options and bathrooms with enough space to not feel super cramped.
  • I came here for a Wizards game and I must admit, I had a great time. I was able to get excellent seats for a reasonable price but I was surprised that the fans don't support the team as much as I expected. The arena is really nice and is located in the middle of the downtown area so, if you want to eat or do something before or after, its fairly easy because theres a lot to do in the area. Although its not the most modern nor up to date arena, its really clean and I would definitely return!!!
  • Go Caps! So easy to access and get out of. People that work there are super friendly and they have the BEST food concessionaires of ALL of the DC arenas. THE BEST.

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