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5 Eventful Reasons to Visit the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights

Concert at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights - Concert, sports and events venue in Washington, DC

Legendary musicians, one of the WNBA’s best teams and esports displays abound at Washington, DC’s newest arena.

Just a three-minute walk from the Congress Heights Metro, the Entertainment and Sports Arena on the East Campus of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital serves as the home for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and the Washington Wizards G-League affiliate, the Capital City Go-Go. The venue is well-equipped to handle basketball – it even serves as the practice facility for the Wizards – but in addition to hoops it hosts esports competitions and concerts, among other events. Check out everything you can expect to see at one of the District’s most dynamic venues.

Backpacks and bags over 14"x14" are prohibited inside the Entertainment and Sports Arena. New Lyft users can get $10 off a ride to the arena for any event with code EVENTSDC.

1 Catch the WNBA’s Mystics live

Can't-miss Washington, DC athletes and superstars - Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics

The Entertainment and Sports Arena serves as the home to the Washington Mystics. With a 2018 WNBA Finals appearance under their belt, the Mystics remain one of the league’s most exciting teams to watch in person. The team is led by former league MVP Elena Delle Donne, who’s shooting skills are a sight to behold – as evidenced by being the WNBA’s all-time free throw percentage leader. The season usually runs from May to September. Find tickets for sale starting at $12.

2 Cheer on rising b-ball stars at a Capital City Go-Go game

Capital City Go-Go basketball game - Where to watch pro sports in Washington, DC

While the Washington Wizards play their home games at the Capital One Arena in Chinatown, their affiliate team fills up the Entertainment and Sports Arena. Named after DC’s homegrown music genre, the Capital City Go-Go play in the southeast division of the G League, which serves as a development league for basketball players with dreams of playing in the NBA. Just like the syncopated beats and catchy rhythms Chuck Brown made famous, the team hopes to get fans out of their seats with excitement. Tickets start as low as $10. Games occur between November and March.

3 Scream encore at a concert

Wale performing at the Entertainment and Sports Arena - Music and sports venue in Washington, DC

Local hip-hop star Wale and R&B royalty Mary J. Blige are among the live acts to grace the stage of the Entertainment and Sports Arena. With a capacity of 4,000 seats, half of which are available in the lower bowl and on the floor, concert-goers are never far away from the front row. Add to that, the venue was made with concerts in mind, so expect acoustical perfection once the show begins. Here’s who’s coming to town.

4 Ditch Twitch to watch esports I-R-L

 

eSports event at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights - Concert, sports and events venue in Washington, DCIf you or your little ones can’t stop streaming Twitch to get their fill of esports action, consider checking out a live esports event at the Entertainment & Sports Arena. Outfitted with state-of-the-art Wi-Fi for players and huge screens to follow along, this is esports at its best. Expect the arena to serve as the city’s go-to spot for competitive video game competitions.

5 Glam up for fight night

Boxing or mixed martial arts event at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights - Concert, sports and events venue in Washington, DC

Boxers and MMA fighters put it all on the line at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. Be there to catch high-stakes bouts for title belts, as talented prizefighters attempt to put their opponents on the ropes. Whether you want to blend in with the crowd or feel like a celebrity sitting ringside, you’ll appreciate the bright lights, huge screens and buzz in the arena. Find upcoming boxing and MMA matches.

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