With Baseball Season drawing to a close, sports fans are looking for their next big thrill. Luckily, DC is a fantastic place to find it!
DC Football: The changing of the leaves usually means one thing for the sports fanatic: football season. While DC-area residents may be divided politically, they join together to root for the ‘Skins! The Washington Redskins play at FedEx Field, which is about a mile from the Largo Town Center stop on the Blue Line of the Metro. Whether you’re a Redskins fan or not, chances are your team will be coming into town sometime soon.
DC Basketball: DC is home to a professional team and provides numerous opportunities for the ex-high school basketball player to showcase their skills. Many recreational leagues have cropped up throughout the DC metropolitan area. Many are linked to churches and community centers. Be sure to stop by your local venue to sign up for a league.
The Washington Wizards are DC’s professional basketball team. Perhaps best known for becoming Michael Jordan’s home team after his return from retirement in the early 2000s, the Wizards are thrilling to watch. Also, their home games are conveniently located at the Verizon Center in the heart of Washington DC, right near the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro stop on the Red Line. Check out their website to view a schedule and purchase tickets.
DC Hockey: For the sports fanatic, the Washington Capitals are perhaps the best kept secret in Washington DC. If you can’t afford to go to a game, there are practices open to the public. You can see all your favorite players free of charge! They hold their practices on the top floor of the Ballston Mall, at Kettler Capital’s IcePlex. You can check out the website for their practice schedule.
If you’d like to attend a game, don’t miss your chance to get tickets. Their home games are played at the Verizon Center on the Red Line and are extremely convenient for anyone living or working in the city.