Report: Verizon Center to Become Capital One Center

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Photo: Monumental Sports and Entertainment

Capitals fans, soon enough we can call our home the Capital Centre again. Well, sort of. According to Domain Name Wire, the Verizon Center could be renamed the Capital One Center. 

Verizon Center is home to the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the NBA’s Washington Wizards, as well as the Mystics (WNBA) and Valor (Arena Football).  The building opened in 1997 as the MCI Center before Verizon got the naming rights in 2006.

Verizon’s naming rights will expire at the end of next year (2018). According to Domain Name Wire, Capital One just registered more than 50 domain names that indicate that they could be taking over the naming rights when Verizon’s contract is up.

The website listed the domain names that Capital One registered. Here are some of the names.

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According to Washington Business Journal, “experts have estimated Monumental could get around $5 million a year for the downtown arena, and the organization was seeking a 10- to 15-year deal.”

There’s no official word from Capital One or Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the 20,000-seat home of the Washington Wizards and Capitals.

Expect an official announcement to be made in the near future.

[UPDATE] Wednesday, August 2, 2:00 PM

Capital One will be the next naming rights sponsor of Verizon Center, Thom Loverro of 106.7 The Fan confirms. “According to my sources, Capital One is a done deal. That’s the new sponsor for the former Verizon Center, formerly the MCI Center. Capital One will be the sponsor moving forward.”

By Michael Marzzacco

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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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3 Responses to Report: Verizon Center to Become Capital One Center

  1. I like Capital One Center much better than Verizon Center.

    Like

  2. Pingback: BREAKING NEWS: Verizon Center will be Renamed Capital One Arena, Effective Immediately | NoVa Caps

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