The National Hockey League (NHL) awarded Washington, D.C. with an expansion franchise in 1972, which became the Washington Capitals in 1974. Washington has qualified for the playoffs 29 times – including the team’s Stanley Cup championship in 2018, the run to the Stanley Cup Final in 1998 and three Presidents’ Trophy-winning teams (2009-10, 2015-16, 2016-17), symbolic of the NHL’s best regular-season record.
Capital City Go-Go
The Capital City Go-Go, the Washington Wizards’ NBA G League affiliate, play at the state-of-the-art Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights. The Go-Go were the the 27th member of the NBA G League when they debuted in the 2018-2019 season, and the first to ever be owned and operated by Monumental Sports and Entertainment. The NBA G League, formerly the NBA Development League or NBA D-League, is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers and front office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory.
The Washington Mystics entered into history on Nov. 11, 1997, when the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) announced that Washington, D.C., would join the league for the 1998 season as one of the first expansion cities. The Mystics have made the playoffs numerous times (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019). In 2018, the team matched its best regular season record (22-12) while earning their first trip to the WNBA Finals. In 2019, the Mystics won their first-ever WNBA Championship. Washington has been the host city for the 2002 and 2007 All-Star Games.
The Washington Wizards franchise originated in 1961 as the Chicago Packers and has also been known as the Chicago Zephyrs, Baltimore Bullets, Capital Bullets and Washington Bullets. Renamed again prior to the 1997-98 season, the Wizards opened play that year at a state-of-the-art arena, currently named Capital One Arena, in downtown Washington. With 13 members of the Basketball Hall of Fame having played for the franchise, the team has qualified for postseason play 29 times, with four trips to the NBA Finals, and reached the pinnacle of the NBA in 1978 by winning the NBA Championship in seven games against Seattle.
Wizards District Gaming
Wizards District Gaming is a professional NBA 2K League team based in Washington, DC that began play in 2018 in the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League, a joint venture between the NBA and Take-Two Interactive. The League features the best 2K players in the world and currently boasts 21 teams across North America. Games are live streamed on Twitch.
Capital One Arena
Capital One Arena is a 20,000-seat multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue, owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), in downtown Washington, D.C. The arena is home to four professional sports teams, also owned by MSE, which include the AFL’s Washington Valor, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals and WNBA’s Washington Mystics. MSE also oversees management of Medstar Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena. Hosting an average of 220 events per year, inclusive of games, concerts, family shows and world-class sporting events, as well as home games for the NCAA’s Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball team, Capital One Arena sits at the heart of a $9.2 billion redevelopment of downtown Washington, D.C., that began 19 years ago when the arena opened.
Located on the campus of Northern Virginia’s George Mason University, the EagleBank Arena is a 10,000-seat arena that hosts Mason men’s and women’s basketball games, concerts, family shows and commencement ceremonies. Bruce Springsteen, Keith Urban, Bob Dylan, Ricardo Arjona, Enrique Iglesias, the Harlem Globetrotters and Disney on Ice are only a few of the concerts and family shows that have performed at the arena over the past 26 years.
MedStar Capitals Iceplex
MedStar Capitals Iceplex, a state-of-the-art facility located atop the Ballston Common Mall Parking Garage in Arlington, Virginia, is the official home of the NHL Washington Capitals. Capitals practices are held at MedStar Capitals Iceplex and are open to the public and free of charge.
In addition to the 20,000 square foot training center for the Washington Capitals, the Iceplex features two indoor NHL-sized ice rinks, office space, locker rooms, a full-service ProShop, a Capitals Team Store, a snack bar, and space for special events.MedStar Capitals IcePlex is the only year round indoor ice rink in the Washington DC area that is metro accessible and is located inside the beltway.
Capitals practices are held at MedStar Capitals Iceplex and are open to the public and free of charge.
MedStar Wizards Performance Center
The $65 million new basketball training facility, located in Ward 8 in Southeast Washington, D.C., for the Wizards, Mystics and Go-Go, is the MedStar Wizards Performance Center. Via the partnership with MedStar, the new facility expands Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s footprint to the Anacostia community. The 118,000-square foot, 4,200-seat facility will be a year-round destination within the city for residents and visitors alike. The venue will be operated and managed by Events DC, the District’s convention and sports authority.
Monumental Sports Network
Monumental Sports Network is a first-of-its-kind proxy to a regional sports network for digital, mobile and OTT platforms in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia regions. Monumental Sports Network brings you live games from the Washington Mystics (WNBA), Washington Valor (AFL), Baltimore Brigade (AFL), Capital City Go-Go (G League), and more, while also providing behind-the-scenes access to the Washington Capitals (NHL) and Washington Wizards (NBA).
The Foundation supports the charitable efforts of our teams, athletes and our generous fans, unifying their giving to enables us to have the greatest impact on our community. We’re proud to work alongside leading local, regional and national nonprofits working hard to create a lasting impact in the greater Washington DC region.
NBC Sports Washington
Reaching more than 4.7 million households in the Mid-Atlantic region, NBC Sports Washington delivers regional coverage of sports events, with a focus on professional sports teams in Washington, DC and Baltimore, as well as regional sports news and original entertainment programming. NBC Sports Washington is one the leading affiliates in the NBC Sports Regional Networks, a portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 35 million homes nationwide.
Team Liquid is a world renowned professional gaming organization established in 2000. With over 60 championship caliber athletes in 14 of the world’s top games, Team Liquid is synonymous with success. Beyond fielding an esports team, Team Liquid is also a media enterprise encompassing 1UP Studios (video content production company), Liquipedia (an esports wiki network), and Liquid Media (an esports influencer management agency).