Capital One Arena is a 20,000-seat multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue, owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Chinatown in downtown Washington, D.C. The arena is home to the NBA's Washington Wizards, the NHL's Washington Capitals, the WNBA's Washington Mystics, the AFL's Washington Valor and the NCAA's Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team.
Boasting an average of 220 events per year, Capital One Arena is the heart of an $8.5 billion redevelopment that began 20 years ago when the arena was built and opened on Dec. 2, 1997. Since then the privately financed arena has hosted more than 47 million people and more than 3,900 events.
The surrounding neighborhood throughout the years has been rejuvenated by a plethora of restaurants, condominiums and businesses, making the Seventh Street corridor an entertainment destination.
In June 2010, Ted Leonsis became the majority owner of Capital One Arena and formed Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE). MSE includes ownership of the NBA's Washington Wizards, the NHL's Washington Capitals, the WNBA's Washington Mystics, AFL's Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade and Capital One Arena. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also manages Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the training facility for the Washington Capitals, and EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. In January 2013, MSE launched Monumental Network, a digital platform that serves as the hub for the region's sports and entertainment news.
In 2017 alone, MSE agreed to a new television rights deal and equity partnership with CSN, welcomed NBC Sports Group as an investor into the sports network, invested in eSports' Team Liquid, kicked off seasons for the AFL's Valor and Brigade, and purchased a NBA G League team.
As an arena in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., Capital One Arena has hosted a multitude of high-profile events in its history, ranging from the 1998 Stanley Cup Final to the NBA (2001) and WNBA (2002, 2007) All-Star games to the 2003 World Figure Skating Championship, the 2005 and 2016 ACC Tournament, the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament (1998, 2002, 2008) as well as the second and third rounds (2011), the East Regional Round (2006, 2013) and the 2009 NCAA Frozen Four men's hockey championship. In 2017 the arena hosted the Big Ten Tournament for the first time. Capital One Arena will also play host to the A-10 men's basketball tournament in March 2018 and the East regionals of the 2019 NCAA men's basketball tournament.
In terms of history, only two events have taken place each year at Capital One Arena since it opened, as well as each of the past 40+ years dating back to the old Capital Centre arena making them the longest tenured events between both buildings: the Harlem Globetrotters (1973) and the Washington International Horse Show (1975).
Located within the arena are 106 luxury suites, eight loge boxes, a high-definition center-hung scoreboard, an indoor basketball practice facility and nine dressing rooms. The arena offers a variety of concession stands and restaurants with menu choices ranging from pizza at Papa John's to donuts at Dunkin Donuts. Additional arena fare includes pretzels, hot dogs, chicken tender baskets, cheesesteaks, quesadillas, cheese fries, Chick-Fil-a chicken sandwiches and more. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are also available.
Other amenities in the arena include the private Owner's Club, the private Acela Club restaurant for club members, Maryland Live!Casino Player's Club, Budweiser Brew House, Etihad Airways Lounge, Draft Ops Fantasy Lounge, The PwC Club, Beck's Lounge, The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille, Team Store and VIDA Fitness and Bang Salon.
The Box Office is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m as well as event days.
The Capital One Arena box office is no longer a Ticketmaster retail outlet. We will only sell for Capital One Arena events. On the first day of an on sale for a concert, tickets will not be sold at the box office.
Children 3 years and older are required to have a ticket to all basketball, football, and hockey games, as well as the Harlem Globetrotters. For Disney on Ice and Monster Jam, all children 2 years and older require a ticket. Some family shows require a different age limit for tickets. Please check the event details page for show specific information.
Will Call opens 1 1/2 hours prior to show time or tickets can be picked up during regular business hours.
Tickets purchased at the Capital One Arena box office may incur a service charge*, including purchases on the day of the show. (*Rates may vary by event.)
Tickets for Capital One Arena events can be purchased at the box office, online atwww.ticketmaster.com, via Phonecharge at 1-800-745-3000 or any Ticketmaster outlet. Phonecharge is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.