D.C.’s new 3-in-1 entertainment and sports arena

Rossetti and Michael Marshall Design designed the venue.

February 25, 2019 |
DC entertainment and sports arena exterior

Courtesy Rossetti + MMD.

Washington, D.C.’s new 142,000-sf, $65-million entertainment and sports arena combines an NBA training facility with a 4,200-seat public arena to create a building that is the first of its kind, according to project architects Rossetti and Michael Marshall Design.

The new venue serves as a practice and training facility for the Washington Wizards and their G-League Affiliate, The Capital City Go-Go. It is also the home court for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. In addition to its use as a basketball facility, the arena portion of the building can host eSports competitions, concerts, arts and cultural events, and community-based events.


Practice court in new DC entertainment and sports venueCourtesy Rossetti + MMD.


The facility includes a full-size basketball court, two practice courts, a players lounge, locker rooms, a kitchen, hydrotherapy, a concourse, concessions, offices, and a convention center. The building’s exterior features metal panels and a terra cotta color palette to complement the brick of the surrounding buildings.


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In addition to Rossetti and Michael Marshall Design, the build team also includes Smoot/Gilbane (construction managers), Wiles Mensch (civil engineering and landscape), and MKA (structural engineering).


DC entertainment and sports venue eSports eventCourtesy Rossetti + MMD.

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