Verizon Center Becomes Capital One Arena


As of today, the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., is the Capital One Arena.

Monumental Sports and Entertainment (MSE), the venue’s owner, announced Wednesday that McLean-based Capital One Financial Corp. will become the new naming rights partner for the facility, which hosts more than 220 concerts, shows and events a year attended by 3 million visitors.

The arena also is home to the Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, Washington Valor, Washington Wizards and Georgetown men’s basketball team.

MSE, which also owns the basketball and hockey teams, said the name change takes effect immediately. New signage and a branding shift will come in the fall.


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