Capital One Arena Home Teams

Washington Capitals

Since the opening of Capital One Arena, the Washington Capitals have called Capital One Arena home. Known affectionately as the “Caps,” they’ve carved out a legacy that includes two Eastern Conference championships (1998, 2018) and an unforgettable Stanley Cup victory in 2018. This triumph marked the first major sports championship for a Washington, D.C., team since 1991, igniting a city-wide celebration.

The Capitals’ journey is closely tied with the signing of Alex Ovechkin in 2005. Known for his remarkable goal-scoring ability, Ovechkin led the team to four straight division titles between 2007-08 and 2010-11, earning a place among the greatest goal-scorers in NHL history. His contribution to the city is monumental, bettered in career goal numbers only by the legendary Wayne Gretzky.

Fans attending Capitals games are in for a treat. You’ll have the chance to see some of the world’s greatest players and the unique experience of catching a game-used puck – a cherished souvenir from an unforgettable visit to the arena.

Washington Wizards

The Capital One Arena has also been home to the Washington Wizards since its doors opened. The Wizards have navigated through highs and lows over the years, with memorable playoff runs and the aspiration of clinching another NBA Finals victory since their win in 1978. NBA superstar Michael Jordan even graced the court when he played for the Wizards between 2001 and 03.

Despite not having hosted an NBA Finals game since their championship, the Wizards continue to be backed by passionate support from their fans. The Wizards’ biggest games – against teams like the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers – are especially electrifying, drawing fans into the charged atmosphere that defines NBA basketball.

The arena has also hosted basketball all-star games, showcasing the best players on the grandest court.

Georgetown Hoyas

Capital One Arena also serves as the home for the Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball team, a mainstay of NCAA Division I. The Hoyas have a storied tradition of excellence, not just in their on-court achievements but also in their role as a producer of top NBA talent. With first-overall NBA draft picks like Patrick Ewing (1985) and Allen Iverson (1996) among their alums, the Hoyas’ impact on professional basketball is undeniable.

For fans, the Hoyas’ games also showcase future NBA stars. The team’s rich history and the unique atmosphere of college basketball games make every game a thrilling event for sports fans.