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Washington, D.C.

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Opened: December 1997
Capacity: 20,173 seats
Mascot: G-Wiz and G-Man
Dance Team: Wizard Girls
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Verizon Center
rena Address
601 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004-1605
(202) 628-3200
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NBA Basketball Arena Review - Verizon Center
Verizon Center - Roundball RoadTripLocated in the heart of downtown Washington D.C. is a 20,000-seat arena that hosts some of the most exciting basketball in the NBA. The Verizon Center is the home court for All-Stars like Gilbert Arenas and Josh Howard as well as number one draft pick John Wall. The building itself is owned by Monumental Sports and Entertainment, and its expansive lower bowl and arena floor provide an excellent venue to watch an NBA game. The state-of-the-art sound system and high-definition scoreboard is sure to get you pumped up for the game with famous pre-game anthems along with video packages highlighting your favorite Wizards player.

The Verizon Center is located directly above the Metro Rail, which makes it very easy to access the arena when you get off at the Gallery Place-Chinatown stop directly across the street from the building. If you plan on driving your own vehicle to see a Wizards game, the building is located on the corner of F and 7th Streets. Verizon Center can be easily accessed from all three airports in the area, and taxi service to and from the arena is readily available.

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Washington Wizards - Verizon CenterGood food and excellent beverages can be found inside the Verizon Center as well. If it is a simple grab-and-go meal that you are looking for, there are numerous concession stands located around the main concourse. From pizza to popcorn to pretzels, a wide variety of stadium favorites is offered for fans attending a Washington Wizards game. Those interested in more of a traditional dining setting can find what they are looking for in The Green Turtle Sports Bar & Grille. With reasonable prices and a convenient location, The Green Turtle offers excellent food and service to all of its patrons. Dewar's 12 Clubhouse is also open before, during, and after events that are held at Verizon Center. Dewar's makes it possible to indulge in a bite to eat while enjoying some of their world-famous alcoholic beverages in a relaxing, comfortable setting.

There are also many opportunities outside of the arena to find outstanding food and drink while not paying exorbitant prices at the same time. Matchbox DC Vintage Pizza Bistro is a great place to visit if you enjoy oven-baked pizza that is cooked on a wood stove. The thin crust and liberal amounts of cheese and toppings will surely satisfy your taste buds and fill your hunger. You can also visit Clyde's at Gallery Place, which is a restaurant dedicated to serving a wide variety of food so that everyone can find something they like. With four bars and five dining rooms located within the two-story structure, there is plenty of room to have a relaxing dinner with friends or family members.

Bars and nightlife are also aplenty in the metro Washington D.C. area. After an exciting game at Verizon Center, you can visit Bar Louie located on 7th St. NW. With an inviting, contemporary feel, Bar Louie's offers various drink specials throughout the week so that you can take advantage of the low prices whenever you attend a Washington Wizards game. There is also RFD, which houses the World of Beer. Whatever kind of lager you desire, RFD will no doubt have it available. This is also an exceptional place to meet and chat with other people who are also enjoying the Washington D.C. nightlife.

You can visit many different points of interest while you are in Washington D.C. as well. Aside from the many governmental buildings that can be found throughout the city, you can also find interesting pieces of history at the National Museum of American History, which is located right next door to the National Museum of Natural History. Close to the Verizon Center is Ford's Theater & Lincoln Museum, which gives you the opportunity to see the setting for the infamous assassination of President Lincoln. The Smithsonian museums can also offer many hours of awe-inspiring moments that will become lifelong memories.

The Washington Wizards are considered to be a team on the way back up in the Eastern Conference. Head coach Flip Saunders had this Wizards team playing much better by the end of last season, which can only mean that better results are on the horizon for the Wizards. Be sure to visit the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. to see one of the NBA's most opulent attractions.

City of Washington DC Local Information  
Top Tourist Attractions:
Mall Area (Capitol Building, The White House, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson
        Memorial, Smithsonian Museums)
Ford Theatre/Peterson House, Great Falls Park
National Archives, Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Local Foods:
Blue Crab, Raw Bluepoint Oysters, Fresh Seafood

Popular Bar Districts:
Georgetown (Clyde's, Chadwicks, The Tombs, Third Edition)
Adams Morgan (Millie & Al's, Dans' Cafe, Nolan's, Jumbo Slice,
     Heaven & Hell)

Best Restaurants:
Chinatown-Near Arena (Clyde's of Gallery Place, District Chophouse &
, Zengo (Japanese, sushi), Matchbox)
Georgetown (Filomena Ristorante, Garrett's Bar, Blues Alley Jazz and
     Supper Club, J Paul's)
Adams Morgan (Station 9, Madam's Organ)
Fan Resources:
Pocket Map of Washington, D.C.
Washington Metro Area Transit Map

Arena Fan Policy
Arena Parking Map

Local Sports Media:
The Washington Post
The Washington Times
ESPN 980 Washington, D.C. - Listen LIVE!
SportsRadio 106.7FM The Fan - Listen LIVE! 

Where To Stay:
The entire belt way area around Washington DC is blanketed by a very easy to use subway system.  You can stay anywhere in DC and just take the subway to the game.  I recommend the Donovan House which is located close to Capitol Hill and the Mall area offering easy access to the most popular tourist POI's.  

Getting to the Arena:
Definitely plan on taking the Metro to the Verizon Center.   The Gallery Place-Chinatown station is located directly at Verizon Center (Red, Yellow and Green lines), and Judiciary Square (Red line), Metro Center (Red, Orange and Blue lines) and Archives-Navy Memorial (Green and Yellow lines) are within walking distance.  Driving anywhere in Washington, D.C. is simply not worth it once you factor in that you still have to find parking.  The Metro system is quick and convenient and it'll get you to the game on time.

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