Capital One Arena
Capital One Arena
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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  • StillSilly
    Tappan, New York40 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
    7 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
    67 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
  • Jarrod B
    Dunedin, New Zealand259 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything you'd expect from a venue like this.
    Went to a Washington Wizards game. Venue was easy to find, entry was straight forward since we read the email explaining no bags etc. The insources had everything you would expect and we clean and tidy as were the toilets. Finding our seats was easy enough, we had 400 level seats, it's pretty high and steep up there, so be warned. There was a giant screen near us so we didn't miss any of the action and got the replays clearly. Exiting the venue could not have been simpler. I've been to many events where leaving is an absolute circus, but not here, we were out in no time.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 March 2024
  • CoachK2525
    Dedham, Massachusetts1,314 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good downtown DC spot for an event/game.
    Good spot for an event (we did Bruins Caps hockey). It blends very well into neaighborhood for a 20K arena. Good sightlines and even in upper level felt close to action. Prices typical of any arena. Would go to another game/event here if in area.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 April 2024
  • MsKiesha
    Alexandria, Virginia2,759 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    I came to the arena for a WNBA game and had a really nice time. We were sitting in section 107-M so our view and seats were great. The staff were very helpful. The vendors were really good and diverse as well. The seats were surprisingly comfortable, so overall I had a really good time. The parking structures were pretty close, there is one directly across the street and another is right around the corner and they were pretty affordable. I will definitely return for another event.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 June 2024
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Tina P
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We had a decent experience as far as getting in. We were concerned when we realized the line was so long and we were blocks away from entering and we got to venue almost an hour early. However, once the venue opened the lined moved quickly and staff was prepared to get people safely through security rapidly.

The low review is because the sound quality was so poor. We attended the Jimmie Allen and Carrie Underwood concert. Mind you we were in section 415 but were unable to understand anything they were saying or most of the words to the song. I hoped it was just a flaw when the DJ was trying to entertain before show started. After Jimmie Allen started and we could understand nothing I was ready to leave. However, my daughter had been looking forward to this concert so we stayed.

I seriously wish I had brought air pods as to play the song in them as they sang so that I could at least get somewhat of a concert that sounded right. The acoustics were awful.

People around us made jokes as to it was more like watching Charlie Brown and the teacher say,"waaah...waaah...waaah.." But were also quite disappointed and just left. Very unfortunate that tickets are even sold for these seats when the qualilty is so poor.

And due to the lights and such there was limited visibility to see the screen behind the main stage and from my seat we could not see the small screens on the side of the main screen. Just a huge disappointment all around.

Not impressed with the venue for a concert - at least not in the upper section but maybe it wasn't as bad below. It would be nice if they did not sell tickets to those that do not have good sound quality.
Written 16 February 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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Bexxcx
Milton Keynes, UK1,002 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Capital One Arena... in the Capital of the USA. You just can't make this stuff up. Had a fab evening watching the Wizards in action.
One of the door staff got a bit aggy at us for no reason so make sure you sit in the right seat for the game...
Drinks are pricey but we kept the cup so that kinda makes up for it a little bit.
Food is also bad quality and over priced as expected. Highly enjoyable evening.
Written 23 January 2020
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Darrell W
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Went to see Mary J Blige at Capital One Arena and my experience was horrible. First off, we couldn’t get into the arena until 6:40pm. Once inside we couldn’t sit down until 7:45pm. Promotion says that the concert was to start at 7pm. Imagine fans getting really upset at this point. Queen Naja came on a little after 8pm did about 8 songs. The set the stage for Mai but now show. Took additional 1 hour to setup for Mary J Blige. It’s 10:05pm and most of the fans tried giving Mary the benefit of the doubt however, 4 songs in and she wasn’t even trying to sing. Fans were singing basically now this is a sing a long concert. This is what I didn’t pay for. I left at 10:45 because parking reservations were ending at 11pm. My wife stayed inside until 11:20pm as she was upset as well stating she was bored and will never want to see Mary J Blige ever again. Hardcore fans were upset stating this was the worse experience ever seeing Mary J Blige. The sound was terrible and the acoustics were bouncing all over the place and it appeared that Mary J Blige was sick, possibly congested. We never received any explanation or apologies for the lateness or why one of the acts were a no show. I wanted to give my wife a birthday gift because she had never seen Mary J Blige in concert and this was her experience. Needless to say I will never go back to Capital One Arena for a concert. I wish I knew who the promoter’s name was so I could inform fans to never show them support. I felt robbed without the use of a weapon.
Written 19 September 2022
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Gerard D
Boston, MA104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We stopped at Capital One Arena as part of our NHL tour vacation and this was by far the best arena I have been in for NHL games! Access was easy, just a few steps from Metro Stations, easy access, food and drink spots galore! The concourse is huge so you font have the typical crowding of people as you walk throughout. The seating area was large, seats were very comfortable and the temperature was great for a hockey game! The staff of the arena was friendly and welcoming too. Plenty of restrooms around as well so no long lines! When the game ended there was no issues exiting. I will definitely return to this arena in the near future!
Written 16 January 2020
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Jennifer A
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
My experience at The Harlem Globetrotters show at Capital One Arena was a mix of entertainment and discomfort. While the performance itself was highly entertaining, the seating arrangement at the arena significantly detracted from our enjoyment. The seating at Capital One Arena felt cramped and too close together, diminishing our overall comfort throughout the show. Additionally, the presence of a child sitting on the lap of the person next to me, despite being about 7 years old, was disruptive and invasive. It's unclear why such seating arrangements are allowed, as it greatly impacted the experience for neighboring attendees. Despite the captivating performance by The Harlem Globetrotters, the uncomfortable seating situation and the lack of consideration for personal space ultimately led us to leave the show early. Regrettably, I do not plan to return to Capital One Arena for future events.
Written 28 March 2024
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Photogenius
Washington DC, DC180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
I went for a Wizards game Friday night. They weren't victorius, but the customer service made up for it. I didn't know of their bag policy, so I had to put it in a $15 locker outside the arena. There were a lot of breaks and food was a little pricey. There was a lot of big screens and entertainment during the show which was amazing and surprising.
Written 5 December 2021
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J E
Fredericksburg, VA11,206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
This has always been a fun place to come see a game. It's easily located close to the highway, so getting in and out is quite simple, considering it's in the City. The restrooms are clean, the suites are very clean and nicely maintained, and the audio/sound system in that place is AMAZING!

Parking is pricey and can be a pain though.

Walking in and out is very simple and there are tons of places to grab food and/or drinks nearby.

It's always fun to see the Caps or Wizards play here! I definitely won't be giving Snyder any money, so we no longer go to Skins games, rather we prefer coming here to support these DC teams instead.
Written 3 February 2022
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pawlover
North Carolina1,559 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We had a great time here seeing Post Malone. The security was great getting in the arena. It did not take us long but we showed up an hour before the concert started. The food is expensive but that is typical at these sorts of events. They did take the lid off of the water and keep it so people couldn't really throw the water bottles at anyone or the musicians. The bathrooms were cleaner than what I thought they would be. The only negative thing I would say is the sound is a bit iffy at times. We sat on the floor seating in section 6 and we could see the stage so we had a good view.
Written 20 April 2020
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Marilyn C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This country girl didn't know. I bought some items along for an entertainer. They knew of one or two things. I truly understand that I was not allowed to bring all into the building. And I understand why they took my bags to deliver themselves BUT some candy I had purchased especially for the guest never made it to them. It was taken by security and I believe it was them because I had wrapped items in Christmas paper and all was unwrapped. One little container made it to them but not, of course, the big expensive one.
bought special for this guest did not. I am still so disappointed that this happened. I didn't tell them about it but I plan to purchase another box when I send something again in March. I just didn't realize city life was like this. I sent two messages, nothing returned I learned my lesson. I won't be returning, this scared me.
Written 24 January 2020
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