The 20,000-seat arena is home to the NBA's Washington Wizards; the WNBA's Washington Mystics, the NHL's Washington Capitals, and Georgetown University Hoyas basketball team. The arena is also used as a venue for concerts, convention events, and other entertainment programming.
In addition to general spectator seating, the Verizon Center features 109 luxury suites situated on three levels throughout the facility. Patron amenities include a museum, two restaurants, concession areas, and a sporting goods store. The Verizon Center is also accessible via Washington's Metro subway system, which has an adjacent station stop and direct entry into the facility. Administrative offices and six separate locker room facilities for the Centers 4 "home teams" and their respective visiting opponents are also housed within the arena.
The one million square foot arena features a complex HVAC system consisting of two 1150-ton centrifugal chillers and a 600-ton gas absorption chiller. The chilled water system incorporates five cooling towers and eight pumps, while the hot water system includes two boilers and two heating pumps. A separate heat pump system with its own cooling tower, two pumps and a heat exchanger are used to handle the tenant’s HVAC load. Twenty-seven air handling units are used service the various spaces within the building.