Capital One Arena Parking

Last updated on November 30th, 2023 at 08:18 pm

Capital One Arena Parking

Capital One Arena (formerly known as the Verizon Center) is home to the Washington Wizards NBA team and Washington Capitals NHL team. The arena sits out in the Chinatown district on 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004.  In addition to hosting sport games, you can find many concerts and events at the arena all year.


Here is the Capital One Arena parking tips for your next event!


Official Parking around Capital One Arena


The Lexus Garage sits directly next to Captial One Arena and is the closet to parking garage to the venue. You can use this form on the official website to check in on parking at that garage for your next event. Also, feel free to visit the official parking page for Capital One Arena for directions and more on getting to the stadium. Finally, prices for the garage next to the stadium can vary in price for the event you are going to.


My Recommendation on Parking + Experience with SpotHero

From my experience, SpotHero tends to save me around 30% on parking compared to the official lots next to or near a venue. I always recommend my friends and audience members to check out the listing on SpotHero and see what the prices are for that. If you are willing to walk about a half-mile to the stadium, you can save tremendous amounts of money.


Another benefit to using SpotHero is that you reserve your parking ahead of time. That means you can put your GPS in for the lot you are going to, which tends to take you a bit away from the stadium, so you don’t have to worry about traffic congestion. The same goes when you are leaving a venue and don’t have to deal with everyone crossing the street since you will be a few blocks away.


How to Reserve Parking with SpotHero

Here is a video of me going over how easy it is to book parking on SpotHero. In this video, I share how to search, how to book parking, and how to get the parking pass for your event on your phone. The whole process is a breeze, and it really only takes 1-2 minutes of your time.



Capital One Arena Handicap Parking Spots

Capital One Arena Handicap Parking Spots

All parking lots and parking garages are ADA compliant, but it’s best to arrive early for these parking spaces. Fans will need to present a valid state ID and parking pass sticker to park in these ADA spaces. If there are any questions on where you should go, you can ask the friendly parking staff at the venue.

Can you Tailgate in the Parking Lots?

can you tailgate at capital one arena
There is no tailgating at the arena, but there are plenty of bars in downtown Washington DC to check out. Some popular bars include Bar Louie, Demson Liquor Bar, Free State, and Rocket Bar. Other great food and drink choices include the Cocktail and Whiskey Lounge, Jackpot, Flight Wine Bar, and Work and Roll.


Also, be sure to visit the Capital One Arena Food Guide before your next game. Along with that, be sure to visit the Capital One Arena Bag Policy guide.


Should I Take Public Transportation?

Fans looking to take public transportation can use the Metro to get to and from the venue. Four metro stations are within walking distance to the venue at Metro Center, Judiciary Square and Archives-Navy Memorial Penn Quarter. Metro hours run till midnight Sunday- Thursday and stay open till 2 AM on Friday and Saturday.


In addition to the Metro, fans can also use a rideshare program like Uber and Lyft to get to the arena. There are five official Uber and Lyft pick-up and drop-off lots that surround the stadium, so it makes leaving the venue easy. The pick up and drop off areas are 7th and H, 7th and F, 6 and H, 6th and G, and 6th and F.

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