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 July 23, 2023
  • xxx x
    6 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
    Traveled with family
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Keith R
    62 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 11, 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
    Traveled with family
    Written March 30, 2024
  • CoachK2525
    Dedham, Massachusetts1,312 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 22, 2024
  • MsKiesha
    Alexandria, Virginia2,708 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 6, 2024
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MsKiesha
Alexandria, VA2,708 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
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.
Written June 7, 2024
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CoachK2525
Dedham, MA1,312 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
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.
Written April 22, 2024
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Jarrod B
Dunedin, New Zealand259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
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.
Written March 30, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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 March 28, 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 February 21, 2024
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Keith R
62 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 February 11, 2024
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xxx x
6 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 August 8, 2023
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StillSilly
Tappan, NY40 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 July 23, 2023
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E.L.E
Brno, Czech Republic18,510 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 June 14, 2023
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Vy H.
Washington DC, DC2,321 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 April 18, 2023
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