The Capital One Arena, formerly named the Verizon Center, sits in Washington DC’s downtown Penn Quarter, just a few blocks from the National Mall, historic monuments, and other major attractions in the District. Home to the Washington Wizards, Capitals, and Mystics, the Capital One Arena also hosts concerts and entertainment acts throughout the year.
Finding parking spaces in Washington D.C. can be a burden, so we’ve created this guide to help you through the process! Learn more about prices near the arena, what it takes to park underneath of the arena itself, and how the Capital One Arena has partnered with SpotHero to make finding event parking as easy as possible.
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Capital One Arena Online Parking Reservations
Explore parking options near the Capital One Arena and use SpotHero to reserve a space in advance!
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Best Parking Near Capital One Arena
Parking near the Capital One Arena can be quick and affordable if you know where to look. If you’re willing to walk just a few blocks to the venue you can find event parking for as low as $10. The Gallery Place Garage is connected to the Capital One Arena, and the closest public parking facility. The table below outlines some of the best parking deals in the area. The Capital One Arena has partnered with SpotHero to allow fans to reserve cheap parking spaces near the arena in advance. Hop on their website to start parking with a smile on your face!
Nearby Public Parking Lots and Garages
|Lot/Garage Name||Price Range||Reserve Parking?||Distance to Gate||Walking Time|
|610 9th St NW – Valet||$12||Book Now!||.2 Mi||5 Mins|
|City Center Garage||$12||Book Now!||.2 Mi||5 Mins|
|650 Massachusetts Ave NW Garage||$10||Book Now!||.3 Mi||5 Mins|
|625 Indiana Avenue||$10||Book Now!||.3 Mi||6 Mins|
|Gallery Place Garage||$40||Book Now!||.1 Mi||1 Mins|
|Courtyard Marriott – Valet||$12||Book Now!||.3 Mi||6 Mins|
|901 E St NW – Valet||$15||Book Now!||.4 Mi||8 Mins|
|900 G St NW Garage||$12||Book Now!||.2 Mi||4 Mins|
|600 E St NW Garage||$15-$25||Book Now!||.3 Mi||6 Mins|
|Penn Quarter Garage||$25||Book Now!||.1 Mi||2 Mins|
|977 G Pl NW||$10||Book Now!||.3 Mi||5 Mins|
|700 D St NW||$11||Book Now!||.3 Mi||6 Mins|
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Capital One Arena Parking Quick Facts
- Capital One Arena, located in downtown DC, is home to NHL’s Washington Capitals and NBA’s Washington Wizards.
- Capital One Arena’s official parking partner is SpotHero, a parking reservation service with parking deals up to 50% off drive up rates.
- Parking rates in lots and garages near Capital One Arena average between $20 and $30.
- It’s easy to take the Metro (Red, Yellow, and Green Lines) to the stadium, with the Gallery Place-Chinatown station located directly at Capital One Arena.
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Washington Capitals and Wizards Parking
Capital One Arena’s own parking garage is located underneath the building in 6th Street NW; however, it is available only for concerts and at a flat rate of $30. It is not open for public parking for Washington Capitals/Wizards games. It opens 90 minutes before the start of an event and closes one hour after its conclusion.
When attending a Capitals game, you’ll need to find an alternative, whether it be parking in a nearby garage, taking public transit, or using ride sharing.
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Capital One Arena Parking Tips
- The Metro Red, Yellow, and Green Lines drop passengers off at the Gallery Place-Chinatown station, which is located directly at Capital One Arena. Check out the Metro website or call 202-637-7000 for more information.
- According to Yelp, some Capital One Arena attendees say they were able to find street parking nearby. However, street parking can be unreliable, so make sure to plan your parking beforehand to ensure the most convenient parking option nearby.
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Capital One Arena Parking FAQs
- Q: What time do Capital One Arena’s doors open?
- A: One hour before Capitals and Wizards games.
- Q: Is there a Designated Driver program?
- A: Yes – the Capital One Arena concessions offer free soda to those who sign up as a designated driver at the cart near section 107.
- Q: What is the cheapest parking spot near Capital One Arena?
- A: According to SpotHero (Capital One Arena’s official parking partner), the cheapest parking within half a mile of the stadium is the garage at 650 Massachusetts Avenue NW for $10.
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Official Parking Options for Capital One Arena
Capital One Arena Parking
There is an official parking garage located underneath of the arena itself. Few parking spaces are made available to the pubic, however.
|Capital One Arena Parking Garage||$30||Go!|
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Tailgating at Capital One Arena
Tailgating is not permitted at Capital One Arena. However, there are a variety of bar/dining options available throughout the stadium. Visit Capital One Arena’s neighborhood dining guide for more information.
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Public Transit to Capital One Arena
Four metro stations are within walking distance of Capital One Arena, and the Gallery Place-Chinatown Station is located directly underneath the arena, connecting with the city’s Green, Red and Yellow rail lines. Nearby metro stations include Metro Center, Judiciary Square and Archives-Navy Memorial Penn Quarter.
Visit the WMATA’s website for a detailed map of rail systems in the downtown area.
Mon – Thurs: 5:30 am – Midnight
Fri: 5:30 am – 2 am
Sat: 8 am – 2 am
Sun: 8 am – Midnight
Capital One Arena Handicap Parking
Capital One Arena was constructed and designed to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and offers a number of services related to accessible seating. Call (202)-661-5065 or visit Capital One Arena’s ADA information page for more information.
Directions to Capital One Arena
From Points South/Richmond, VA: Follow I-95 North towards Washington and take the I-395 North exit towards Washington. As the road splits approaching the 14th Street bridge, bare left onto US-1 and follow it to the 14th Street bridge. Cross over the bridge and stay on 14th Street NW, and turn right onto Constitution Ave NW. Turn left onto 7th Street NW, and Capital One Arena will be at F and 7th Streets NW.
From Washington Dulles International Airport: Turn onto the Dulles Access Road, which turns into I-66 East. Continue onto US-50 East/I-66 East and take the US-50 East/Constitution Ave NW exit. Stay straight to go onto Constitution Ave NW and turn left onto 7th Street NW. Capital One Arena will be at F and 7th Streets NW.
From Baltimore-Washington International Airport: Follow Airport exit and make a slight left onto I-195 West. Take the MD-295 South (Balt/Wash Pkwy) ramp towards Washington. Merge onto 295 South towards Washington, and then merge onto US-50 West. Continue on 50 West as it becomes New York Avenue NW. Turn left on 6th Street NW, and Capital One Arena will be at F and 6th Streets NW.
From Ronald Reagan National Airport: Take the George Washington Memorial PKWY North and take the I-395 North exit towards Washington. As the road splits, keep left onto US-1 and follow to 14th Street bridge. From here, directions are the same as from points south/Richmond, VA.
Capital One Arena Parking Resources
Official Capital One Arena Page – Official homepage for Capital One Arena.
Official Capital One Arena Page – Official parking information.
Official Capital One Arena Directions – Directions and recommended routes to the stadium.
SpotHero Capital One Arena Parking – See parking availability for upcoming events and reserve a space ahead of time!
Capital One Arena at Ticketmaster – Find tickets and upcoming event information for concerts, sports and more.