Capital One Arena (Washington Capitals Stadium)

Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. is home to the NHL’s Washington Capitals. After approximately two years of construction at the cost of $260 million, Capital One Arena opened on December 2nd, 1997 and is regarded as one of the driving catalysts of the revitalization of Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood.  Prior to opening, both major occupants, the Capitals and the Wizards played outside of the District in Landover, Maryland.  Bringing the venue for two professional sports teams into D.C. proper allowed much greater access to games, increasing attendance and fan support. 

The Washington Capitals, or Caps, currently play in the NHL’s Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division and were founded as an expansion team in 1974. Like many expansion franchises across sports, The Capitals began humbly, but have since captured the Stanley Cup for the Capital City crowd in the 2017-18 season.  The Capitals share Capital One Arena with the NBA’s Washington Wizards and Georgetown University’s Men’s Basketball team.  

How many seats are in Capital One Arena

Capital One Arena can accommodate 18,573 Capitals’ fans and approximately 800 more for basketball games.  The arena includes luxury suites that can be rented by groups or individuals on a per-game basis.  There are also several clubs within the facility.  

Directions – How to get to Capital One Arena

Capital One Arena is located at 601 F Street, N.W., in downtown Washington, D.C. It is bordered by 6th Street and F Street, making it easy to access for pedestrians on their way to a game.  When driving from outside of the city, you can arrive at the arena by taking one of several highways, including I-95, I-395 and US-50.   Capital One Arena is accessible via the Metro at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop on the Red, Green and Yellow lines.  

Where to Park near Capital One Arena?

For people not familiar with the District, Washington streets are set up on a grid and are fairly easy to navigate.  If you are driving to an event, you can take advantage of discounted parking rates provided by Capital One Arena in coordination with lots near the venue.  There are many lots and garages within walking distance of Capital One Arena where you can take advantage of this offer.  There is metered parking on D.C. streets that is managed by a mobile app, in case you decide not to park in one of the lots or garages.  

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Other Capital One Arena FAQs

What is the Ultra Club at Capital One arena?

The Ultra Club is a private, members-only space on the 200 level at Capital One Arena.This luxury area of the arena received major upgrades that included newly-designed décor and furniture as well as 120 additional premium seats, state-of-the-art entry video walls and enhanced Ultra experiences for members.

What is the Capital One Arena Health & Safety Information? (related to COVID)

Currently, as of October 2021, all attendees at Washington Capitals games must wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.  For NBA games, fans sitting in close proximity to the court must also have proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.  Rules for events such as concerts are dictated by the organization holding the event.  Attendees planning on visiting Capital One Arena for any event should check the website beforehand to ensure there have not been any changes made to the current health and safety rules. 

How much is a Washington Capitals hockey ticket?

Due to the difference in demand for games throughout the season, ticket prices can vary greatly.  Currently an average Washington Capitals ticket is $107. However, with tickets being sold directly and on the secondary market, you could get into the arena for a game for as low as $20, again, depending on the opponent and day of the week.  

What hockey teams play at the Capital One Arena?

The Washington Capitals of the NHL’s Eastevern Conference Metropolitan Division call Capital One Arena their home.  

Who owns the Capital One Arena?

Monumental Sports & Entertainment  owns both the Washington Capitals and Capital One Arena. 


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