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Verizon Center, Washington DC

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4.1/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
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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  • Visited the Verizon centre while in DC to watch a Capitals game. The game was excellent, my partner had never see an ice hockey game and really enjoyed it. Great experience. The food and drinks in the...  read more »
  • The Verizon Center hosts many of the major sports and entertainment attractions that come to Washington DC. This center, located in the heart of the city is easily accessible by public transportation ...  read more »
  • The seating chart is very accurate at this venue and most seats are good from many angles. Personally I prefer being seated on the side of stage that the performances take place. The floor is always a...  read more »
  • Verizon Center is a great modern arena, with modern amenities, and offers a decent experience for basketball. like most arenas nowadays Verizon Center offers a plethora of food and drink options, albeit at prices that don't always agree with your wallet. However you're sure to find something that you can enjoy. The event staff was on par with what you'd expect. Entry was easy and modern. They have the ability to scan your tciket off your cellphone rather than having a paper ticket, which I like. The only negative thing is the way everyone is corralled into a very small area before the gates opened, luckily that was only for a short time. Oh, the crowd seemed pretty tame and well behaved compared to NY, PA, and other big sports cities. It seemed like a good family outing.
  • This was my 2nd NBA arena. Washington Wizards vs. Philadelphia 76ers 4/1/2015. The whole experience sucked. The arena was dirty and old ( I actually saw water dripping from the ceiling behind a food counter) and the staff working there were kinda rude. We had ok nose bleed seats (Section 200 Row F) and the Wizards were playing one of the worst teams in the league (76ers) that night. The arena was not full and the fans were not into the game at all. This experience was far from what I got at the Quicken Loans Arena (CAVS). Don't think I'll be going back to this arena.
  • Excellent staff, decent concessions. Good 'sight lines'. Disappointed in several aspects of the facility though. 1st being the use of incandescent lighting in the suites. Not taking social responsibility is a bad example. 2nd no 'On Demand' concessions available in the suites. Even the Center's Ap has no ability to order concessions. Management needs to get with the times.
  • Here for Battleground WWE event, long lines because half the stands are closed, arena is 90% full. Papa John's out of Pizza, only popcorn and ice cream food available at 830 at night. Eat out before you come here. Hoffman stands only have old hot dogs, out of burgers and chicken tenders. 5.75 for bottle sodas and 5 dollars for bottle water. Visit this place about 6-10 times a year for caps games, concerts and wwe. Won't be coming back, went to guest services who had me talk to a manager. Manager agreed the food vendor screwed up. Missed over an hour of the event walking from stand to stand waiting in line to get food for my kids only to be told they were out at 3 different stands. My kids had popcorn and Rita's as there dinner. Paid 600 for my floor seats, what a waste.
  • Always a good time, the Verizon center hosts a wide array of events including concerts, NHL, NBA, WNBA, and (coming soon) AFL games. Easily accessible by metro, well staffed, with good food and merch, plus perks for regular visitors, the only drawback is ticket prices that are fairly standard for a major metropolis.
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