Frequently asked questions

What did Capital One Arena used to be called?

The Capital One Arena has a history of name changes. Upon its opening in December 1997, it was initially known as the MCI Center. Following Verizon Communications’ acquisition of MCI, it later transitioned to the Verizon Center in 2006. Its current name, Capital One Arena, was adopted in 2017.

Where is the Washington Capitals Arena?

Nestled in the vibrant Chinatown district of Washington D.C., the Capital One Arena is the home of the Washington Capitals NHL team. In an agreement announced in March 2024, the Capitals and the Wizards NBA team are set to stay in the district for the foreseeable future.

Can you bet at Capital One Arena?

Capital One Arena is a pioneer in integrating sports betting within a professional American sports venue. Since 2021, the Caesars Sportsbook (formerly William Hill) has allowed fans to place bets right from the arena’s concourse, adding excitement to game days.