Celebrating D.C.’s Capital of Entertainment: A Monumental Milestone

Monumental Sports & Entertainment launches a season-long series marking 25 years of the greatest convening space for the Washington community and the economic engine of downtown D.C.

Imagine Dragons to headline the anniversary concert on December 2nd as the first of a season-long series of events

Washington, D.C. – Today, Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced it will be kicking off a 25th anniversary campaign for Capital One Arena, the foremost arena in downtown, D.C. The 20,000+ capacity live event venue returned vibrancy to the District’s commercial area in Chinatown, sparking the now $700 million annual tax revenue contribution to the city.

“The millions of positive memories and community interactions created within this arena span multi-generations and have collectively created an indelible mark on each of the tens of millions of fans who have passed through these doors,” said Ted Leonsis, Founder & CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “After more than twenty-five years, our home arena remains one of the most influential venues in our region, powering the downtown economy. We have created thousands upon thousands of jobs within our company as well as serving as a hub for revenue generation across the hospitality, retail and commerce spokes which encircle our footprint. We are excited to celebrate this milestone with the fans and community we’ve served.”

Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons will headline the celebration with a concert on Friday, December 2, 2022 – 25 years to the day that the arena first opened its doors with the Washington Wizards hosting the Seattle Supersonics on December 2, 1997.

Fans will enjoy a live performance from the band in addition to a commemorative ticket NFT for all attendees. Tickets for the concert will go on sale Thursday, November 3 at 10 a.m. ET at ticketmaster.com starting at just $25 in honor of the 25-year milestone. There will be an exclusive presale for Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics season ticket members to have first access to purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, November 2 from 10 a.m. ET until 10:59 p.m. Members will receive an email with their presale access code. Premium ticket options include a Silver Anniversary VIP package granting exclusive access to meet & greet with the Imagine Dragons.

The ongoing 25th Anniversary campaign will include a digital review of the 25 greatest moments in venue history, along with more exciting events and special nights dedicated to honoring D.C.’s landmark arena and looking forward to the next 25 years of incredible entertainment.


About Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment is America’s leading sports and entertainment family. Our people, players, teams, and events bring excitement and joy to millions. We invest and innovate to consistently raise the game so we can deliver extraordinary experiences that will inspire and unite our community, our fans, and our people. To learn more, please visit monumentalsports.com.

About Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons continue to redefine rock in the 21st century. Filling stadiums, crafting cloud-rattling anthems, and breaking records at every turn, diamond-certified GRAMMY® Award-winning Las Vegas quartet Imagine Dragons occupy rarified air as one of the biggest rock bands in the world. Tallying cumulative sales of 66 million album equivalents, 55 million digital songs, and 110 billion streams, they stand out as “the only band in history to earn four RIAA Diamond singles, namely “Radioactive” (14x-platinum), “Believer” (10x-platinum), “Demons” (10x-platinum), and “Thunder” (10x-platinum). Since emerging in 2009, they’ve scored five consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with Night Visions [2012] (7x-platinum) (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope), Smoke + Mirrors [2015] (platinum) (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope), Evolve [2017] (triple-platinum) (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope), Origins [2018] (platinum)( KIDinaKORNER/Interscope), and Mercury – Act 1 [2021]( KIDinaKORNER/Interscope). With the release of Mercury – Act 2 (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) in 2022, they completed their first double-album opus produced by the legendary Rick Rubin. Dominating radio, they remain “one of only four bands to ever achieve simultaneous Top 5 singles at Alternative radio, and the only band to repeat this feat. They’ve collaborated with everyone from Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, and Wiz Khalifa to Avicii and film composer Hans Zimmer. Giving back, they’ve raised millions for various causes, including their pediatric cancer charity the Tyler Robinson Foundation, and frontman Dan Reynolds’ LOVELOUD Foundation and festival in support of LGBTQ+ youth. In 2022, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky named them ambassadors for UNITED 24, which benefits humanitarian aid in Ukraine.

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