Tag Archives: Verizon Center

A Committed Effort Downs A Rival

In the new league alignment, the Washington Capitals will be facing the New York Rangers six times in the 2012-13 regular season.

Based on tonight’s performance, the Caps will be just fine with that. Continue reading

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Friday Hockey Funnies From The Onion

Today’s issue of The Onion features a fun hockey jab: NHL Finishes Freezing Water For 2011 Season. Given the Verizon Center’s past ice woes, Capitals fans may appreciate this article more than most—though I for one am optimistic that the Caps’ ice sheet will improve this season, partly due to the cooler temperature in the stands. Continue reading

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Capitals Promo Schedule — Scarves, Swedish Bobbleheads, and Clocks Turned Back

The Washington Capitals have announced their promotional schedule for the upcoming season. For those seeking freebies to accompany their game experiences, here are the giveaway dates: Continue reading

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Verizon Center Gets Free Wi-Fi Access

Good news over at Ted’s Take for fans of the Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics:

We have installed free, unrestricted wireless Internet access at Verizon Center, and it’s currently available for Mystics games and will be available for the upcoming Capitals and Wizards seasons. Our new FanAccess Wi-Fi network allows fans with wireless devises the ability to connect to the web from their seats.

This move is a leap forward for fans’ connectivity during games—both for incoming information and for sharing observations directly from the event. Continue reading

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Ted Leonsis Tackles Phone Booth Food Fears

ESPN.com released a report regarding health inspections conducted at all 107 NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA stadiums. Health issues are common in restaurants, of course, and minor violations are often impossible to avoid completely. But unfortunately (and, to me, surprisingly), the Verizon Center had the highest percentage of food vendors in violation among all 107 stadiums, tied with Tropicana Field.

I asked Ted Leonsis about the issue, as Monumental Sports & Entertainment recently assumed ownership of the arena. Mr. Leonsis, always eyebrow-raising in his impressive management and marketing savvy (not to mention his response time), almost immediately addressed the issue via his blog: Continue reading

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