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D.C.’s Verizon Center becomes Capital One Arena

Published on August 9, 2017


Washington D.C.’s Verizon Center has a new name: Capital One Arena. The name change is effective immediately. Monumental Sports and Entertainment (MSE) and Capital One announced the naming rights partnership Wednesday.

The naming rights deal is worth $100 million over 10 years according to the Washington Business Journal. MSE also plans to provide $40 million in upgrades to the arena.

Home to the several professional teams including the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the arena hosts over 220 events a year. The Mystics are expected to move into a new home in Southeast D.C. sometime next year. The new facility will also serve as a practice facility for the NBA Washington Wizards.

This post is part of the thread: 2017 WNBA Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


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