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At the Capital One Arena in Washington DC, you are bound to have a memorable night. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, a music fiend, or just someone looking for an epic night out, the Capital One Arena has something for everybody. Home to the Washington Wizards of the NBA, the Washington Capitols of the NHL, as well as Georgetown University’s men’s basketball team, this arena is filling the hearts of many. From musicians like Post Malone and Tame Impala to family shows like Disney on Ice and Monster Jam, the Capital One Arena boasts the greatest entertainment in Washington DC.
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About Capital One Arena
The Capital One Arena is often credited with the revitalization of Washington DC’s Chinatown neighborhood. Located on top of the Gallery Place rapid transit station of the Washington metro system, it is easily accessible to all of DC. Being centrally located, there is no shortage of things to do before & after your event at the Capital One Arena. Steep yourself in national history at the world famous Smithsonian Museums. Stand in awe of the Lincoln Memorial, just 2 miles from the arena. Go sightseeing with Discover DC Tours. With a massive capacity of 20,656, you’re bound to create epic memories at the Capital One Arena.
601 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
History of Capital One Arena
The Capital One Arena has a storied past. Funded solely by Abe Pollin, it opened on December 2, 1997 as the MCI Center. In January 2006, Verizon Communications purchased the naming rights, and it became the Verizon Center. Abe Pollin died in November of 2009, and on June 10, 2010, the Pollin family sold the arena and the Washington Wizards to Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Washington Capitals. He created the management company Monumental Sports & Entertainment.
The venue has hosted some of the greatest events of all time. Mike Tyson fought the final fight of his career here against Kevin McBride on June 11, 2005. NCAA D1 Men’s Basketball Tournaments, NBA All-Star Games, WNBA All-Star Games, Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions, Stanley Cup Finals games, and professional wrestling events have all been hosted at the Capital One Arena. The Capital One Arena is truly one of the world’s top entertainment venues.
Capital One Arena Policies
- Animals: Pets are not allowed into the venue except for service animals.
- Bags: Hard-sided bags/briefcases, luggage, roller bags, and bags larger than 14”x14”x6” are not permitted into the Capital One Arena. All backpacks are prohibited. If the adult is accompanied by a small child, then diaper bags are permitted after inspection by staff. Medical bags will be permitted after inspection, as well.
- Cameras & Photography:
- For Capitals, Wizards, and Georgetown games:
- Video & audio recording are not permitted inside the Capital One Arena by patrons. Video cameras, camcorders, Go Pros, and Contour cameras are prohibited. Monopods, tripods, and selfie sticks are not permitted. Guests are allowed to bring & used point & shoot and SLR type cameras.
- For concerts and other events:
- The camera policy may differ for each event. Contact the Capital One Arena at 202-628-3200 ext. 0 or check the event page to learn about your event’s particular camera policy. SLR-type cameras, professional style cameras, cameras with detachable lenses, and video cameras are prohibited at Capital One Arena concerts. Video recording and video recording equipment are not allowed at the venue. Selfie sticks, tripods, and monopods are not allowed into the venue.
- For Capitals, Wizards, and Georgetown games:
- Food & Beverage: Outside food and beverage are not allowed; however, each guest may bring one empty water bottle. Additionally, guests with special dietary needs may contact the Guest Relations department at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to their visit for help.
- Smoking: Smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking areas.
- Prohibited Items: In addition to the prohibited items listed in the other bullet points, the following items are not allowed inside of Capital One Arena:
- Weapons of any kind, including but not limited to guns, chains, spikes, knives, tasers, mace/pepper spray, projectiles, and more
- Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Laser pointers
- Noisemakers such as air horns, sirens, whistles, kazoos, and more
- Sticks or poles
- Wrapped gifts
- Any other item that Capital One Arena staff deems inappropriate
- For a more complete, up-to-date list of prohibited items, please visit Capital One Arena’s official website.
- Signs & Banners: Guests may bring small signs, posters, and flags for events unless otherwise specified by teams or event management. Banners are prohibited. The guideline below apply:
- Signs must be made of paper, fabric, or poster board materials
- Signs may not be made of or contain wood, glass, plastic, metal, or any material that can be used as a weapon
- May not contain commercial or political subject matter
- May not cover any sponsor/building signage
- May not be attached in any way to any part of the building
- May not be obscene/offensive/vulgar in any way, as determined by Capital One Arena management
- May not be attached to a stick/pole
- May not obstruct the view of other patrons, interrupt the experience of other guests, or create a safety hazard
- For a complete, up-to-date list of FAQ & policies, please visit the official Capital One Arena website.