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Verizon Center Washington D.C. History

People have been flocking to the Verizon Center ever since it first opened in 1997, helping to make it one of the top places in D.C. to find a major show. As the home to the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association and the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League, this is a venue that is never lacking in prominent sporting events, which is why sports fans all over the area continue to keep an eye on the calendar of events from one year to the next. Both teams have had some unbelievable moments on their home arena, and you never know when you're going to see the next great game that will be the talk of the town long after the final whistle.

But don't think it's only about pro hockey and pro basketball, however, as the Verizon Center has plenty of other exciting events on the calendar as well. The NCAA Basketball Tournament has been played a few different times at the Verizon Center and it has held events featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, concerts from internationally famous musicians like The Three Tenors and even Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts. Add in concerts featuring superstars like Lady Gaga Beyoncé and you'll see that this is a venue that definitely has a little something for everyone.


Verizon Center Washington D.C. Events

Whether it's an a highly anticipated concert, an amazing Capitals game or theater event or any of the other type of shows that you might come through town at Verizon Center Washington D.C., even someone with an eclectic taste will find something to whet the entertainment appetite. One week you could find a highly anticipated WWE event, the next it could be a legendary band like Fleetwood Mac and after that it could be just about anything, giving you plenty of reasons to head out and see one of the great shows or games that goes down at the Verizon Center. Though it's always tempting to just sit at home, this is a venue that shows that there is still nothing like live entertainment.


Verizon Center Washington D.C. Trivia

Did you know that the Verizon Center held the last Mike Tyson fight and the last Rolling Stones concert on their 50 Years & Counting Tour?

On June 11, 2005, Mike Tyson duked it out with Kevin McBride at the Verizon Center in what would end up being the last fight in his career. As for the Rolling Stones' 50 Years & Counting Tour, they wrapped it all up at the Verizon Center on June 24, 2013.


Verizon Center Washington D.C. Experience

No matter where you end up sitting at the Verizon Center Washington D.C., you can count on it being a good one, as the buzz of the crowd is sure to be absolutely electric leading up to the opening act. With a capacity of roughly 18,000 for hockey games and more than 20,000 for the biggest concerts of the year, this is a great place to take in a game or a show. No matter what type of show you're looking for, Verizon Center probably has something for you, and once you get there you'll understand loud and clear why it's one of the go-to places for entertainment in D.C.

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