Sports Fan in D.C.? You're in Luck!

Posted on Thursday, Apr 23, 2020

Washington, D.C. is home to multiple professional and collegiate sports teams. Attending a ball game during your free time can be a great way to relax outside of the office and spend time with friends and co-workers. No matter what time of the year you are in the nation's capital, there is always a team playing. The city truly embraces all of its sports teams, and each experience is unique. As a spring intern, I got the opportunity to watch multiple teams play, and I'll highlight each one below.

Washington Capitals: The Washington Capitals are a part of the National Hockey League. The Capitals won the Stanley Cup Championship in 2018 and have been very successful in recent years, which makes their games exciting. The Capitals play at Capital One Arena, and there is not a bad seat in the house. Even if you know nothing about hockey, the atmosphere is one of the best of any regular sporting event in the District.

Washington Wizards: The Washington Wizards are an exciting team in the National Basketball Association. Like the Capitals, the Wizards play at Capital One Arena, which makes for the excellent fan experience. When in season, the Wizards play multiple games a week, and it's easy to find an affordable ticket that fits your schedule.

D.C. United: D.C. United is one of the most successful teams in Major League Soccer. I had the opportunity to attend the season opener and was blown away by the stadium, and how many fans came to support the team. The team plays from March through October, and I would highly recommend going to a game if you have the chance.

Georgetown University Basketball: The Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball program has a storied history, and they are consistently one of the top teams in the country. Attending a Georgetown basketball game at Capital One Arena was a highlight for me in D.C. I'm a big fan of college sports, and the energy that Georgetown fans and students brought to the game was incredible. 

Attending a major sporting event in the city can be a great way to experience part of the Washington D.C. culture. As long as a D.C. team isn't playing the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, San Antonio Spurs, or, of course, the Aggies; you can now consider me a fan.

Curry Price
Office of Congressman Mac Thornberry
Washington, D.C. | spring 2020