DC Stadiums Overview

Charles E. Smith Athletic Center - Arena in DC

There are lots of big stadiums in Washington, DC, which shouldn’t be surprising considering there are so many big and iconic structures in this town. The Verizon Center (formerly MCI Center) is home not only to Washington Wizards basketball and Washington Capitals soccer, but also the WNBA Mystics, Georgetown U basketball, and plays host to numerous big concerts and other entertainment events throughout the year.

Although technically in Maryland, FedExField is the home stadium of the Washington Redskins football team, and is one of the largest NFL venues in the country with room for more than 80,000 screaming fans. Also just outside of DC in Baltimore is the M&T Bank Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium home to the Baltimore Ravens football team and directly adjacent to Oriole Park, the home of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team.

Back in the District, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium – commonly just RFK Stadium – is the home of popular major league soccer team DC United, but this and all of the city’s major stadiums also play host to big bands during the off season. Nationals Park, meanwhile, is the current ballpark for the Washington Nationals baseball team, and enjoys the proud distinction of being the first green-certified major sports stadium in the country.

Other major stadiums in DC include The D.C. Armory, which went from being an actual military armory to a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena used for everything from concerts to trade shows throughout the year.

Obviously you want to check out all the incredible museums and historic buildings when in the nation’s capital, but don’t forget about all the great Washington, DC stadiums!

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