Formerly the Verizon Center, Washington DC's Capital One Arena has been hosting live events since 1997. The arena is home to the NBA's Washington Wizards and the NHL's Washington Capitals. Basketball fans flock to witness the Washington basketball organization work its hoop magic, and hockey fans enjoy exciting action on the ice. Capital One Arena, a privately funded project, was part of a neighborhood rejuvenation effort that began at the end of the 20th century. The state-of-the-art venue hosts around 220 top Capital One Arena events each year. Entertainment at the indoor arena isn't limited to sports. You can attend concerts and family shows featuring chart-topping artists and musicians like Ariana Grande and Justin Timberlake. Get your Capital One Arena tickets at StubHub.
What is the Capital One Arena seating capacity?
The seating capacity for the Arena is 18,277. Stage configurations vary for sports events and concerts.
Where are the best Capital One Arena seats located?
The best Capital One Arena seating for families and kids is sections 401-403. The seats are near concessions and a merchandise store. Sections 426-428 are best for those who like alcohol since they're near a liquor bar. The best seats for ice hockey are in sections 100-111. For basketball games, try sections 105-106.
Is the Capital One Arena accessible by public transportation?
Yes, the Gallery Place-Chinatown station's Yellow, Red and Green lines are directly under the arena. Other stations within walking distance are the Metro Center (Red, Orange, Silver and Blue lines), Judiciary Square's Red line and Archives-Navy Memorial Penn Quarter's Green and Yellow lines.
Is there on-site parking?
Yes, Capital One Arena parking is available on site. It is recommended that you book your parking in advance through an online parking app.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
Capital One Arena food includes pizza, BBQ, cheeseburgers, chicken tender baskets, hot dogs and sausages for meals. For snacks, there are pretzels and ice cream. Ask for gluten-free or vegetarian tacos at section 107. You'll find several bars that serve alcoholic beverages scattered throughout the arena, including DC Cocktails. For full bar options, head to the Budweiser Brew House and PwC Club on the 200 level or Becks Lounge on the 400 level. Alcohol isn't served at all events. Non-alcoholic options include Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Tropicana and Aquafina.
Is the Capital One Arena a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Yes, the arena is in full compliance with the American Disabilities Act or ADA and provides a full range of accommodations for those with disabilities.Back to Top
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