Monumental Sports and Entertainment Introduces New Capital One Arena Upgrades

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On Wednesday morning, Monumental Sports and Entertainment released details for an upgraded in-game experience for the 2018-19 Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards games. 

It introduced an entirely overhauled in-game entertainment experience for the 2018-19 Wizards and Capitals seasons. The overhaul includes a new sound system, new DJ stage, new permanent 3D on ice/on court projection system, new Wizards and Capitals entertainment squads and more.  The in-game entertainment overhaul comes as Capital One Arena is undergoing $40 million in renovations to ensure the very best fan experience for every person who comes through the door.

“We are committed to putting on the best show possible for every fan who comes to a game at Capital One Arena,” said MSE President of Business Operations Jim Van Stone.  “So, as we upgrade the facilities at the Arena this summer, we are also upgrading all of our in-game entertainment to keep the experience fresh and on the cutting edge.”

 “We’re excited about these new changes to our game entertainment experience,” said Hunter Lochmann, MSE Senior Vice President of Marketing.  “We work hard to create the best, most engaging entertainment experience in professional sports and we hope fans love this new, revamped energy.”

Some other new changes include: 

  • A new DJ stage for both Capitals and Wizards games
  • A permanent 3D on ice/on court projection system that will create immersive video experiences, making fans feel as though they are in the middle of the pre-game action
  • New entertainment squads for both the Capitals and Wizards
    • All-new, co-ed Wizards Dancers and Caps spirit teams, who will energize the crowd
    • Wizdom, a new Wizards seniors dance team
    • Wizards Power Pack, an entertainment crew that will feature stunts, tumbling and more
    • And the fan favorite Wizkids dancers and Secret Service Dunkers will return, as well
  • Digital signage experience throughout the fully-renovated concourses that will pull fans into an exclusively all-Wizards or all-Capitals team experience each night highlighting player and team imagery on each concourse
  • Sponsored quadrants in the Arena where fans will experience concourse takeovers and can expect special offers and giveaways from sponsors
  • Olympia ice resurfacer bus: groups of fans will be able to take pre-game and intermission rides
  • Award-winning, chef-inspired dining experience featuring options from premiere chefs David Chang, Cat Cora and Alex McCoy
  • A transformed and modernized PwC Club offering some of the best sightlines in the Arena and new 100-level lounge, both featuring top-of-the-line comfort seating and exclusive food and beverage options so fans can gather in style during the games 
  • A new in-bowl broadcasting platform for NBC Sports Washington

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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3 Responses to Monumental Sports and Entertainment Introduces New Capital One Arena Upgrades

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  2. Jon Sorensen says:

    Much needed upgrades.

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