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Washington Nationals

Guide to DC's Sports Scene

Washington, DC’s sports teams are a blast to cheer for, any time of the year.

Washington Nationals

See Major League Baseball at the state-of-the-art Nationals Park in Capitol Riverfront. The stadium offers up magnificent views of the Capitol dome and Washington Monument along with the 2019 World Series champions. Don’t miss the famous Presidents Race, which happens between the top and bottom of every fourth inning. Make sure to check the promotional schedule, as there’s always something fun happening at the ballpark. Nats games are a hot ticket in DC, so make sure to score your exclusive discount today.

D.C. United

Did you know that D.C. United is one of the most successful soccer teams in the country? Catch a game at the historic RFK Stadium and see why. Winners of four MLS Cups, the squad takes the field from March through October. Extra points if you sit in the particularly boisterous “Screamin’ Eagles” fan club section. Grab some tickets and enjoy one of the best sporting atmospheres in the area.

Washington Commanders

DC stands awash in burgundy and gold during football season, when the beloved Washington Commanders take to FedExField in nearby Landover, Md. Winners of three Super Bowls in their decorated history, the team is led by head coach Ron Rivera. The team’s loyal and raucous fan base means tickets can be hard to come by, but you can depend on to provide options at different price points. Preseason games start in August.

Washington Wizards

Head to the Capital One Arena for a Washington Wizards basketball game to see NBA stars in action. With plenty of ticket options, you can find the setup that works best for you. The arena is centrally located in DC’s bustling Penn Quarter & Chinatown neighborhood, so after the game you can grab dinner, check out a museum or relax with a nightcap at one of the neighborhood’s buzzworthy bars. The season runs from October through April.

Washington Capitals

When things cool down for the winter months, be sure to catch Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson take the Capital One Arena ice for the Washington Capitals. The team has been particularly successful in recent years, bringing the city some of its best sports moments of the past decade, including a Stanley Cup championship in 2018. You’ll see throngs of fans Rocking the Red near the Capital One Arena on game days. A ticket to any section is a treat: there are no “bad seats” for a Caps game.


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Washington Mystics

The Washington Mystics of the WNBA play from May through September. Head to Mystics Ticket Central to start planning an evening of hoops-themed fun.

DC Defenders

DC Defenders

DC Defenders
Head to Audi Field to catch the XFL's DC Defenders in action. The energy and atmosphere at Audi is unbeatable, and the fans' hand-crafted beer snake is a signature. The venue is located in close proximity to Navy Yard and the Wharf with plenty of options for pre-gaming at a range of venues, including Atlas Brew Works, Solace Outpost, The RowHouse at Cambria and Walter's Sports Bar. The Defenders' spring football season runs from February through April, with plenty of ticket options. Shields Up!

Washington Kastles

At the moment, the most successful professional sports team in the city does its domination on a tennis court. The Washington Kastles have won six World Team Tennis titles, including five straight from 2011-2015. Stacked with stars and special guests (both Martina Hingis and Venus Williams have taken the court for the Kastles), you can watch the squad at Kastles Stadium in late summer.

DC’s sports scene goes beyond professional action. Georgetown University’s basketball team, which plays in the Big East Conference, calls the Capital One Arena home, while George Washington University takes the floor at the Charles E. Smith Center as part of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

DC College Sports:

  • American University
  • Catholic University
  • Georgetown University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • University of Maryland, College Park

Make sure to check out our events calendar for other exciting entertainment in the District.

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