Capital One Arena
Capital One Arena
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Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
The arena is home to the AFL's Washington Valor, NBA's Washington Wizards, the NHL's Washington Capitals, the WNBA's Washington Mystics 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 a $9.2 billion redevelopment that began 19 years ago when the arena was built and opened on Dec. 2, 1997. Since then the privately financed arena has hosted 47 million people and more than 3,915 events.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Downtown
How to get there
  • Gallery Place • 2 min walk
  • Judiciary Square • 4 min walk
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  • GypsyTraveller94
    Washington DC, District of Columbia780 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    NO BAGS ALLOWED
    Why do they have zero information about the size of bags allowed when you buy tickets? They have agents at each door with a laminated sign that shows the allowed size (3x7”, I believe) , they have a set of lockers with a fancy app that you need to use data to download..a complete scam. In general the stadium has plenty of staff at every corner and tons of food and drink choices. Just very pricey. No wonder it’s a billion dollar industry.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 March 2023
  • StillSilly
    Tappan, New York42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would rate this as a top arena
    Went to see the New York Rangers play the Caps, fans were actually quite respectful and knowledgeable about the game. I felt there was enough security and the staff were friendly, competent and very helpful. One of the nicer places to see an Away game.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 23 July 2023
  • xxx x
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pink Concert Washington DC August 2023
    Nationals Park venue for Pinks concert sucked, horrible venue for a concert. It rained which was annoying. Pink’s performance was no less than fantastic. She clearly is a very talented singer, performer and loving mother. She had her beautiful daughter on stage singing with her which was fun. Her acrobatics is amazing. She never gave up performing even when rain was pouring down. She comes across as kind, happy and friendly to her staff and fans. This was one of the best concerts I’ve been to. If you get a chance, see her perform. It’s worth every penny.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Keith R
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I don't think I'll return
    PA system is way too loud for a sporting event. Concession selection is limited, especially on the 2nd & 3rd levels. Even considering the venue and that we attended a pro sport event, the concessions were way over priced
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 February 2024
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Jay W
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I have been watching basketball for over a half-century all over the world and this is the worst arena in the world, The staff has apparently been trained to be rude. I go when Butler is in town and would go to Wizards games, but it is not worth dealing with the staff.
Written 21 February 2024
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Keith R
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
PA system is way too loud for a sporting event.
Concession selection is limited, especially on the 2nd & 3rd levels. Even considering the venue and that we attended a pro sport event, the concessions were way over priced
Written 11 February 2024
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xxx x
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Nationals Park venue for Pinks concert sucked, horrible venue for a concert. It rained which was annoying. Pink’s performance was no less than fantastic. She clearly is a very talented singer, performer and loving mother. She had her beautiful daughter on stage singing with her which was fun. Her acrobatics is amazing. She never gave up performing even when rain was pouring down. She comes across as kind, happy and friendly to her staff and fans. This was one of the best concerts I’ve been to. If you get a chance, see her perform. It’s worth every penny.
Written 8 August 2023
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StillSilly
Tappan, NY42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Went to see the New York Rangers play the Caps, fans were actually quite respectful and knowledgeable about the game. I felt there was enough security and the staff were friendly, competent and very helpful. One of the nicer places to see an Away game.
Written 23 July 2023
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Sam
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia12,102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Live wrestling event. It was fun. Lot of food and drink options. I had an excellent seat on the main concourse. Will try to come back for NBA and WNBA games
Written 14 June 2023
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Vy H.
Washington DC, DC198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
SUITE REVIEW ONLY. My friends and I came here recently for the “My 00s Playlist Tour” concert—my friend rented out a Lexus Level Suite—it was AMAZING!!! The suites are located on the 3rd level—you have your own private suite with private bathroom, coat closet, fridge and high-top tables and chairs, in addition to the leather seats. They come with 18 tickets! You can order catered food which we did—fried chicken, wings, hot dogs, chips, crab dip, fruits/cheese/meats and cupcakes. You can order liquor bottles, sodas, juices, water, seltzers, etc. too!

The view of the stage is a bit far being on the 3rd level, and the suite rental is pricey, but with a group this may be worth getting.
Written 18 April 2023
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BDZTravels
Pittsburgh, PA63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
We sat in section 211, Row E, seats 7-9. The seats themselves were very comfortable to sit in along with decent legroom and a good view. They also have a good policy to give free refills on souvenir cups, (not sure if they’ve done that all year though).
Where the experience goes sour is the fact we had 4 younger guppies in front of us who had snuck in either an e-cig or vape pens and were actually sneaking puffs and smoking them! I reported. It to the security staff nearby and all they did was come over and warn them not to do it again. This was a serious mishandling of the situation as this entire group should have been thrown out! Any other group with younger kids that are non smokers would likely agree here. Because even though they stopped this time, what’s to stop them at future games? Horrible.
Next is the food here is awful. I got a brisket sandwich with some fried onions on it, they gave me about 3-4 small fried onions and the sandwich was crap. I tried the “pizza cupcakes” that I’d hoped would be better, but was just as bad.
This arena has a lot of potential to be great, but until they start enforcing rules and completely redo their menus and expand options to eat, we won’t be back.
Written 10 April 2023
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teknoge3k
Rocky Mount, VA1,559 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The staff here are fantastic. They also give free refills on popcorn and drinks. It's very clean and located right next to the Chinatown / Gallery Place metro stop.
Written 27 March 2023
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GypsyTraveller94
Washington DC, DC780 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Why do they have zero information about the size of bags allowed when you buy tickets? They have agents at each door with a laminated sign that shows the allowed size (3x7”, I believe) , they have a set of lockers with a fancy app that you need to use data to download..a complete scam. In general the stadium has plenty of staff at every corner and tons of food and drink choices. Just very pricey. No wonder it’s a billion dollar industry.
Written 19 March 2023
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AMZhengster
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Capital One Arena's ill-publicized, ill-executed "no bag" policy is an absolute scam. Charging venue goers $13 on top of already exorbitant event & concessions prices is a great reason to sign up for NBC Sports & just watch events from the comfort of your own home. Whoever thought forcing visitors to download the "BinBox" app for the privilege of overpaying for unnecessary bag storage should be fired on the spot. The arena's general cleanliness & above-average crowd control don't make up for this dereliction of duty in providing a positive customer experience.
Written 13 March 2023
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