Washington Wizards Home Arena
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Opened: December 1997
Capacity: 20,173 seats
Mascot: G-Wiz and G-Man
Dance Team: Wizard Girls
Draft Beer: $
Hot Dog: $
601 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004-1605
Arena Parking: $
NBA Basketball Arena Review - Verizon Center
Located 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.
Good 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.
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.