About Capital One Arena
Capital One Arena
Capital One Arena is the primary sports and entertainment venue in Washington DC. It’s the home of the NBA’s Wizards, NHL’s Capitals, and the Georgetown men’s basketball program. Since the Capital One Center opened in 1997, as the MCI Center, it has also been the site of boxing matches, the NCAA Tournament, the Frozen Four, both the NBA and WNBA All-Star Games, as well as countless concerts.
Best Places to Sit at Capital One Arena
For Capital One Arena concerts, floor seating will get you the closest to the stage. However, sections 100, 101, 110, and 111 are also great options, as they're all located just to the side of the stage. Seats in these sections will be slightly elevated but close to the performer. Finally, sections 105, 106, 206, and 207 are the best seats for sitting directly across from the stage. They aren’t necessarily the seats closest to the action, but you'll have a straight-ahead view of the performance.
When it comes to Capital One Arena sporting events – particularly basketball – courtside seats are the best way to be as close to the action as possible. By no means do these seats come cheap, but they'll put you in the first two rows right next to the court. Short of sitting courtside, sections 100 and 111 will get you the closest to the middle of the court, giving you the best view of the game while almost being at the same elevation as the players. In fact, the first few rows in these sections will probably hear the chatter on the court or the crunch of hits on the ice.
Tips for Visiting Capital One Arena
In 2018, as part of the venue's $40 million renovation, Capital One Arena introduced a new amenity for guests: a pour-your-own-beer stand. There are 21 taps available for fans to cut out the middle man and pour their own beer. There are also areas of the arena that have self-checkout for grab-and-go food selection.
Food to Try at Capital One Arena
D.C. has plenty of great restaurants, but there are also a lot of good reasons to come to Capital One Arena events with an appetite. When you’re not pouring your own beer, you can visit Lucky Buns to get one of the best burgers in the city. Fried chicken chain Fuku is also in the building and makes a delicious spicy chicken sandwich. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, try the falafel waffle or vegetarian tacos for something a little different.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Capital One Arena located?
Located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Capital One Arena sits just a few blocks from the National Mall, historic monuments, and other major attractions.
What kind of events does Capital One Arena host?
Capital One Arena’s sporting events include basketball and hockey games, as well as concerts that take place year-round.
Which team is playing at Capital One Arena?
Capital One Arena is the home of the Washington Capitals, the Washington Wizards, the Georgetown University men's basketball team, and the Washington Valor.
Where can I park for free at Capital One Arena?
Free parking is hard to come by at the venue. But if you’re willing to walk just a few blocks, you can find event parking for as low as $10. The Gallery Place Garage is connected to the Capital One Arena and is the closest public parking facility. There are also a number of other public parking lots in the surrounding area which offer cheaper prices and plenty of parking spaces.
What is the seating capacity of Capital One Arena?
Capital One Arena sporting events can seat 20,656 fans.
Who owns Capital One Arena?
The arena is owned by Monumental Sports and Entertainment.
How do I get to Capital One Arena using public transport?
The arena sits atop the Gallery Place-Chinatown station of the Metro, making it easily accessible to fans who want to avoid driving. So, depending on where you're coming from, hop on the metro’s red, yellow, or green lines to get you to the event hassle-free.