Last year, Verizon Center got a new name: Capital One Arena. This year, it will get a new look at the cost of $40 million. Monumental Sports & Entertainment revealed new renderings showing what to expect, such as padded seats with cup holders as well as revamped concessions and concourses.
Expect new flooring, lighting, and decor for the 100 and 400 levels of the venue, according to the Washington Post. By the F Street NW entrance, the team store will be updated and be open year-round. There are also plans for a new sound system, new digital displays, and two new premium lounges. These lounges will be for premium ticket-holders.
Washington Business Journal reported that the existing PwC Club will get an upgrade and become open to all event attendees. To create six new “fully immersed zones,” Monumental Sports & Entertainment is also seeking six new corporate partners. These zones will offer digital displays and “fan engagement areas.”
In a statement, Monumental Sports & Entertainment CEO Ted Leonsis said, “We are incredibly proud to be making this investment in a building that has played a key role in shaping our city, and that has been home to so many great memories for people across the DMV. These upgrades will ensure that the fan experience at Capital One Arena remains second to none.”
The privately-funded project was originally announced in August 2017. The renovations are expected to complete by the fall of 2018.
This arena is home to the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, as well as the Georgetown University men’s basketball team and the Arena Football League franchise, the Washington Valor.
• Capital One Arena will get a $40 million facelift with modernized concourses and new concessions [The Washington Post]
• Capital One Arena to get $40M makeover [Washington Business Journal]
• Verizon Center is now known as Capital One Arena [Curbed DC]