05/12/1997 1st Game at Washington Capitals' MCI Center
Game-day tour of Capital One Arena (Washington Capitals - NHL) in Washington, DC
Game Over Green OT win: Caps vs NY Rangers 5/4/2013
Ovechkin goal: Caps vs NY Rangers 5/2/2013
#RockTheRed Day 4/13/16
Caps hockey at Verizon center - Ovechkin goal
The arena was built in the mid-1990s solely with private financing by Abe Pollin, and is situated on top of land leased from the District of Columbia. It opened in 1997, as the MCI Center. Nearly a decade later, in 2006, Verizon Communications purchased MCI and the arena's name was changed accordingly to Verizon Center.