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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 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 before you go. You can also get tickets for 20% off with the code VISITDC.

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 premier Audi Field 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 Dan Quinn. 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 and the regular season runs from September through December.

Washington Wizards

Head to 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, John Carlson, Dylan Strome 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.

Washington Mystics

The 2019 WNBA champion Washington Mystics have become one of the most exciting draws in the city. The team calls the Entertainment and Sports Arena home from May through September. Head to Mystics Ticket Central to start planning an evening of hoops-themed fun.

Washington Spirit

Audi Field is also home to the 2021 NWSL champions. The Spirit's talented roster includes 2023 World Cup selections Andi Sullivan, Aubrey Kingsbury, Ashley Sanchez and Trinity Rodman. The team brings fierce competition to the field March through October.

DC Defenders
Head to Audi Field to catch the UFL's DC Defenders in action. Catch the 2023 North Division champions in action each spring at Audi Field with Fan Fests, beer snakes and a growing fan base to look forward to. Shields Up!

Capital City Go-Go 

This NBA G-League team plays its home games at Entertainment and Sports Arena from November through March. You can watch future NBA talent in action in a highly competitive environment. Check out the schedule for the upcoming year and also know that season ticket memberships are available.

Old Glory DC

Catch Major League Rugby in the DC area from February through June. Pick up tickets to see Old Glory DC at the Maryland SoccerPlex in nearby Germantown, Md. 

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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