The Capital One Arena
You won’t want to miss the traditional appearances of Goat and The Horn Guy at The Capital One Arena. "Goat," aka William Stilwell, sits in Section 105 and stomps and cheers for the team, with the loudest voice and stompiest stomp on F Street according to The Washington Post." Sam Wolk, "The Horn Guy," can be found in section 415, blasting his horn and getting cheers going.
In late 1997, the Capital One Arena replaced the aging Capital Centre, moving all of Washington’s professional sports teams from their Landover, MD based arena to the heart of the city. Located in the Penn Quarter of Chinatown in downtown Washington, D.C., the Capital One Arena is one of the cities’ leading sports and entertainment complexes.
The Capital One Arena is perpetually busy, hosting an average of 220 events per year, and serving as the home venue for several major league sports teams. Catch live NHL with Washington Capitals tickets, don't miss out on high flying NBA action by way of Washington Wizards tickets, and try out something new with Washington Mystics tickets and Georgetown Hoyas tickets to catch some college basketball.
The arena has also hosted numerous unique one-off sporting events including drafts, all-star games, NCAA tournament events for both men’s basketball and ice hockey and will continue to host these and other exciting events in the future.
In addition to hosting sporting events, the Capital One Arena is also a desirable destination for some of the world’s most popular performers. With 18,277 seats, the Capital One Arena is a versatile arena. From concerts to family friendly entertainment, the Capital One Arena and its staff have created a facility that can quickly and easily transform itself in such a way that it can host the circus in the morning and a rock concert that evening.
Getting There and Getting In?
Parking & Directions?
Getting to the Capital One Arena has never been easier. The Capital One Arena sits just above of the red line metro stop for Gallery Place / China Town. Three additional metro stops are located within just a few blocks should you want to visit nearby shops and restaurants. If you would prefer to drive into DC, the Capital One Arena has its own parking garage that is open to the public for concerts and family entertainment. If you are coming for a sporting event such as a Capitals or Wizards game you will need to use one of the many local lots the Capital One Arena has partnered with. Those with disabilities can gain access to the Capital One Arena parking lot, even on game day, though we do recommend you call ahead if this is your first time attempting to access the lot. The arena itself also is set up to accommodate those with disabilities on all levels, allowing for a wide array of seating and viewing options.