- Address: Washington
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 20,000
- Opened: 2 December 1997
- Main use: Basketball, ice hockey
- Tenants: Georgetown Hoyas (basketball), Washington Capitals (ice hockey), Washington Wizards (basketball)
Extra stadium info – Capital One Arena
The construction of the Capital One Arena, which opened as the MCI Center, started in 1995. It was known as the Verizon Center before it became the Capital One Arena. The venue is located in the Chinatown neighbourhood of Washington. The construction costs of the arena were $260 million. It is used for several events, like basketball, box lacrosse, concerts, ice hockey, indoor American football, mixed martial arts and wrestling.
The basketball team of the Georgetown Hoyas, the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association use the Capital One Arena for home games. The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup in 2018 for the first time in their history after beating the Vegas Golden Knights from Nevada. The Capitals reached the finals of the Stanley Cup in 1998 for the first time in their history. They lost the championship series against the Detroit Red Wings from Michigan. The Washington Wizards were crowned NBA champions in 1978 for the first time in their history. They were known as the Washington Bullets that year.
The Washington Mystics of the Women’s National Basketball Association played numerous matches at the Capital One Arena. They were crowned WNBA champions in 2019 for the first time in their history after beating the Connecticut Sun. The Washington Power and the Washington Valor also played numerous matches at the venue. The Washington Power is a former box lacrosse club and the Washington Valor is a former indoor American football club. The Washington Power played their last National Lacrosse League game in 2002. The Washington Valor played their last league game in 2019.