Capital One Arena is home to the Washington Wizards, Capitals, and Mystics, as well as a handful of concerts and events throughout the year. Our ultimate guide will help you with parking in D.C. near the arena so you can get to the game on time!
The Capital One Arena, formerly 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. We’ve rounded up official parking prices near the arena, how to park underneath the arena itself, plus the best deals in the area!
Parking Lot & Garage Options Near Capital One Arena
Capital One Arena’s own parking garage is located underneath the building in 6th Street NW; however, it is available only for concerts. 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.
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.
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
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.