A Wizards game is an excellent way to spend a night during your visit to D.C. If you want to take a break from seeing the world-class museums and monuments of Washington, D.C. then take a night out to enjoy the town and a Wizards game.
The Capital One Arena is located right near the many museums as well as Chinatown district of D.C., so you won’t have to go far to get to the game if you’re already visiting the city. The area around the Capital One Arena is home to many shops and restaurants as well, and Gallery Place is located right behind sections 120 and 121 of the Capital One Arena. At Gallery Place you’ll find numerous bars and restaurants as well as a movie theater and bowling alley, so make sure to check it out before or after the game.
Once inside the Capital One Arena, you’ll encounter everything you’d expect in an NBA experience including mascots, a dance team, and an exciting player intro. The Wizards Girls put on an excellent show with their dancing, but the team’s two mascots really steal the show. G-Wiz is a funny mascot that will keep you entertained with his shenanigans and G-Man will get you out of your seat with his high flying dunks.
You can’t go wrong taking a night out of your trip to D.C. to take in a Wizards game at the Capital One Arena.
Things to check out
The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille
The Green Turtle is located just beyond the Capital One Arena's main concourse and is the perfect place to grab something to eat or drink before, during, or after the game. It was the first official sports bar in the Gallery Place/Chinatown District and is still fan favorite to this day.Watch video
Gallery Place is your one stop shop for pregame and postgame entertainment. Inside Gallery Place, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained as not only are there a variety of bars and restaurants, but the facility is also home to a movie theater and bowling alley.Watch video
Wizards Mobile App
Check out the Wizards Mobile App to stay up to date on all things Wizards. The app allows you to track stats, upgrade your seats, and even features special Wizards emojis, which are perfect for sharing your experience with your friends.
The Washington Wizards have one of the most exciting play intros in the NBA. The pyrotechnics during the Wizards player intro will get everyone out of your seat and are a can’t miss part of any Wizards game. Be in your seat early as you wouldn’t want to miss this incredible spectacle.Watch video
DC’s talented District Drummers, Capital One Arena to life with their musical stylings. Their high energy beats get everyone into the game, so don’t miss the District Drummers perform before and during the game.
Get loud when you see the Capital Crew for your chance to win a free t-shirt. The Capital Crew pump up the crowd with their promotions and giveaways so do your part to raise the house and win some swag.
“Bullets Fever” celebrates the 1977-78 Washington Bullets, who are the only team in franchise history to an NBA Championship.
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