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Verizon Center - A Visitors Guide, Tickets, Location and More

Washington, DC's Sports Arena and Entertainment Center


Photo © Verizon Center

Verizon Center is a huge 20,000-seat arena in Downtown Washington DC that hosts about 200 events each year, including concerts, family entertainment and athletic games by the NHL's Washington Capitals, the NBA's Washington Wizards, the WNBA's Washington Mystics and the Georgetown Hoyas Men's Basketball Team. Verizon Center offers modern stadium-style seating and a 14ft x 25ft high-definition scoreboard with over 1,000 feet of linear LED boards. Also on the premises is a Fan Gear sporting goods store, The Green Turtle Sports Bar & Grille, VIDA Fitness and Bang Spa & Salon, Dewar's 12 Clubhouse, a private restaurant overlooking the court called the Acela Club and a members-only executive club titled Collaborations by SiloSmashers.

Verizon Center Tickets

Tickets to most performances are available through Ticketmaster.com

You may also find premium seating at TicketsNow.com

Verizon Center Address

601 F Street, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 628-3200
See a map and directions
The closest Metro Station is Gallery Place/Chinatown

Parking Near the Verizon Center

Parking near the Verizon Center can be challenging during popular events. The Verizon Center has its own parking garage which opens 1 ½ hours before and closes 1 hour after most events. There are additional parking garages in the Penn Quarter neighborhood totally about 10,000 spaces located within walking distance to the Verizon Center. Find parking garages

What's Near the Verizon Center?

The Verizon Center is located in the heart of Washington, DC in the Penn Quarter neighborhood. In recent years, this area has become a great destination for shopping, dining, and theater. The National Portrait Gallery and the International Spy Museum are major attractions located within a block of the Verizon Center. Surrounding restaurants include Rosa Mexicano, District Chophouse, Fado and many more. See a full list of restaurants near the Verizon Center. There are also several nightclubs in the area including Platinum and Coyote Ugly.

Hotels within Walking Distance to the Verizon Center

Grand Hyatt Washington
Hamilton Crowne Plaza
Marriott Courtyard
Hotel Monaco
J. W. Marriott
Hampton Inn
Henly Park Hotel
Morrison-Clark Inn
Comfort Inn Downtown DC

Who Owns and Operates Verizon Center?

Monumental Sports & Entertainment assumed ownership of Verizon Center in 2010, merging Lincoln Holdings LLC and Washington Sports and Entertainment LP into one ownership group. The NBA's Washington Wizards, NHL's Washington Capitals and WNBA's Washington Mystics are now owned and managed by a single entity. Monumental also controls the local Ticketmaster franchise, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the Capitals' state-of-the-art training facility in Arlington, VA, and George Mason University's Patriot Center, located in Fairfax, VA.

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