Hanging Out With the Wizards at the Big ATM

I am still trying to get used to calling the home of the Washington Wizards, the Capital One Arena. For more than a decade, the arena was called the Verizon Center also known as the Big Phone Booth. I like watching the games on TV, but it pales in comparison to watching the game live. Whether we go as a family or my wife and I treat it as a date night, we have never had a bad experience at the Wizards game. The outcomes may not always turn out in our favor, but we still enjoy our times at the arena.

There really is not any bad seats at Capital One Arena, but we usually sit in the upper level because it is the most cost effective and my two sons prefer it. For my boys, it is easier for them to follow the game because they are able to see the entire court. Personally, I think the best bang for your buck is right behind the basket in the 100 level section. But if money isn't a consideration, center court is the best seats in the building. The closer to the court, the better. 

The arena has an assortment of concessions including Dunkin Donuts, Chik-fil-A, and Papa Johns, which is my boy’s number one choice. The refillable souvenir cups are also a plus. Personally, I prefer to eat at the many restaurants outside of the arena including Matchbox, Clyde’s, Bar Louie or Green Turtle prior to the game.

We want every fan’s experience at Capital One Arena to be monumental.
— - Ted Leonsis

According to reports, there will be a $40 million investment to upgrade the arena, which is sure to improve the fan experience. Until then I will enjoy what Capital One Arena has to offer, even if it means watching a few losses by the home team.