Back in September, the building formerly known as Verizon Center was given a brand new name: Capital One Arena. As part of the deal, Monumental Sports & Entertainment promised $40 million of upgrades to the 20-year-old arena.
Thursday afternoon, Monumental announced that these upgrades will be coming this summer, after the Capitals and Wizards finish their seasons.
The improvements include replacing all the seating (RIP purple seats) and upgrading the arena sound system. The 100 and 400 level concourses will also be getting a facelift, including new flooring, lighting, and decoration. Digital displays and new signage will help with navigating the concourses. The concession stands will be revamped, with new offerings from local restaurants and celebrity chefs such as Cat Cora.
In addition, the team store will be completely re-done and, after the renovation, will be open year-round (currently it is only open on days when there is an event).
“Capital One Arena is part of the heartbeat of Washington,” Monumental Sports and Entertainment CEO and Caps owner Ted Leonsis said via press release. “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 arena has been long overdue for a makeover, and this renovation will be a much needed improvement.
More information about the upcoming renovations can be found at https://www.capitalonearenarenovation.com/
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