Capital One Arena
is an indoor arena in Washington, D.C. Owned by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, it is the home arena of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League, the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association, the Georgetown University men’s basketball team, the Washington Mystics of the WNBA, and the Washington Valor of the Arena Football League.
Located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Capital One Arena sits atop the Gallery Place rapid transit station of the Washington Metro. The arena has been largely considered to be a commercial success and is regarded as one of the driving catalysts of the revitalization of Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood. It also averages 220 events a year. The 20000 seat arena offers world class concerts, family shows , trade shows and special events in addition to sporting events.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment and the Washington Bullets & Wizards Alumni Association will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Washington Bullets NBA Championship throughout the 2017-18 season. The 1977-78 Bullets team defeated the Seattle SuperSonics in Game Seven of the NBA Finals on June 6, 1978, bringing a championship to the metropolitan area for the first time in 40 years. March 23-25 will serve as the culmination of the celebration, with members of the 1978 championship team returning for festivities throughout the weekend (including the retirement of Phil Chenier’s #45 jersey on March 23).
“The iconic 1978 Washington Bullets brought a championship home to our city and in doing so, inspired an entire generation of Washington basketball fans,” said Monumental Sports and Entertainment Founder, Chairman and Majority Owner Ted Leonsis. “We look forward to honoring their excellence on the court, their contribution to the game and their indelible imprint on the fabric of our city.”