Yesterday I looked at the top 3 cons of the Washington Capitals potential move to Virginia. Today I’ll look at the good things about the move that is anticipated to be fully completed in 2028. While the Capitals as well as the NBA’s Wizards would vacate Capital One Arena when that timeframe arrives, the building on 7th and F Street will still be open for Georgetown and Mystics games as well as concerts.
#3 Modern building
As convenient as it is going to Capital One Arena for a Capitals game, the building itself is getting up there in age. With new arenas and stadiums opening up across sports, the building that opened in 1997 is now among one of the oldest in the NHL.
Everything needs an update. If the city couldn’t provide enough money to upgrade Capital One Arena, a move by Ted Leonsis was always imminent. Leonsis has complained on the record about the lease he pays and even said some things about the noise from the street performers.
I have no issue with the street performers when walking around the city or arena, but I can see Ted having a “get off my lawn” type attitude. While the new building will be cool, take the metro because I imagine traffic will be a nightmare.