Capital One Arena
Capital One Arena601 F St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
Besides housing the Capitals, Verizon Center also houses the NBA's Wizards, the WNBA's Mystics and the Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team. Completed in December 1997 at an estimated cost of $200 million, the arena -- located in the heart of Chinatown in downtown Washington, D.C. -- hosts more than 220 events and concerts each year. The arena has also become a catalyst for the downtown neighborhood by sparking a dramatic redevelopment effort of $6.2 billion. In addition to becoming a sea of red for the Capitals' recent success, the Verizon Center is home to Sam "The Horn Man" Wolk, who has become a fan favorite tooting his horn to chants of "Let's Go Caps!" In 2007, the first true indoor high-definition LED scoreboard was installed at Verizon Center, according to the team. The arena hosted the 2009 men's ice hockey Frozen Four.
601 F St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
From Northern Virginia, west of the District: I-66, continue to Constitution Avenue; turn left on Seventh Street Northwest.
From Northern Virginia, south of the District: I-395 North across the 14th Street Bridge. Bear right, staying on 395 North and take the 12th Street exit. Make a right onto Constitution Avenue. Turn left on Seventh Street NW (during rush hour, turn left on Sixth Street.
From Baltimore, Annapolis and areas served by Maryland Route 50: Maryland Route 50 to New York Avenue. Continue to downtown Washington and turn left on Seventh Street Northwest.
From Baltimore, Philadelphia or New York: I-95 toward Richmond on the Capital Beltway. Take Exit 22 onto the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, at the split, follow Route 50 (which eventually turns into New York Avenue) to Washington, turn left on Seventh Street Northwest.
From Frederick, Md., and points north on I-270: I-495 toward Baltimore; take Exit 33 to Connecticut Avenue south to downtown Washington. When in the downtown area, follow signs to Verizon Center.
Verizon Center has its own parking garage located on Sixth Street NW underneath the building and is open for most events at a charge of $20 for event parking. The garage opens 1½ hours before game/show time and closes 1 hour after the conclusion of the game or event. In some instances, the Verizon Center garage will be closed to the general public for events, in which case several public parking garages near the building would be viable options, including Gallery Place's parking garage on Sixth Street NW and the parking garage next to Rosa Mexicano restaurant on F Street NW. There are at least 10,000 parking spaces located within blocks of the arena.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) has four convenient stops near Verizon Center -- Gallery Place, Metro Center, Archives and Judiciary Square. The Gallery Place stop is under Verizon Center and is the most convenient with metro stations at Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Yellow and Green lines). Metro hours are Monday-Friday: 5:30 a.m. to midnight; Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m. to midnight. For more information, call (202) 637-7000 or visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Web site.