The Capitals currently play their home games at the Verizon Center, previously known as the MCI Center. The team moved to the Verizon Center for the 1997/98 season after playing at the Capital Centre for the franchise’s first 23 seasons. Located in downtown Washington, D.C., the Verizon Center is also home to the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and the NCAA’s Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball team.
Over the years, the arena has hosted major sporting events including NBA and WNBA All-Star games, the 2003 World Figure Skating Championship and NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournaments. The 20,000 seat arena is also an entertainment venue, playing host to concerts put on by artists such as Beyonce, and also family shows like Disney on Ice. The Verizon Center features 106 luxury suites and a high-definition scoreboard within the center of the arena.