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“Great place to events”
Review of Capital One Arena

Capital One Arena
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Great place to go and to watch a sport event or to attend a business conference. Plenty of room and near the city centre. Staff is very nice!

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Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Metro is the way to go! My 11 year old was so excited about this birthday gift. The whole family went and its was loads of fun. Be prepared for the loud roar of the engines and to lose your voice from the crowd participation yelling. All in all....good fun and convenient location.

Thank ShanaNichole
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

I was the lucky +1 for a Capitals hockey game. My first Caps game, my first NHL game, my first time in the Verizon Center all rolled into one. Super easy to get to via a number of Metro stops. The neighborhood it's in has a wide variety of really top-notch restaurants, so we ate beforehand so I can't critique the food offerings in the center. Going through security and getting to our seats was a lickety-split process. Plenty of bathrooms (no long lines in the ladies room) and fun entertainment before the game and in between periods.

Thank Kelly P
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Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

We went for a NBA game wizards vs heat game. We sat in VIP and security was so rude. Yelling at people and arguing. I've been to many arenas and never experienced anything like this. The stadium itself is nice. Top row looks like it is really high upper. The lounges for VIP are just ok nothing special.

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

I have been both off and on the court here, as a fan and as a halftime performer. Staff here could not be nicer. From the security check in to the staff members who make sure you get to the right section, row, seat, it's an all around pleasant experience. It's always lively in and around this sports complex with plenty of dining opportunities right outside or in nearby Chinatown. Seats are comfortable and views are great. All of the public access areas are wide and well-marked and easily absorb the large crowds of fans who gather here. The only "con" is the sound system, which is plenty loud but not entirely clear. You are lucky if you catch every third word over the PA. Still, this is a great venue, easy to get to by car or via Metro.

Thank sailingboat
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