What time do gates open prior to a Capitals game?
Capital One Arena opens its games to the general public 1-hour before Capitals games.
Where are good places to eat before a Capitals game?
Capital One Arena is located only a few blocks away from D.C.’s Penn quarter that has numerous good dining options. For fans of Spanish food we recommend trying Jaleo. It has a wonderful atmosphere and some of the best tapas anywhere. If you are a fan of Mediterranean food, or a foodie you have to try Zaytinya. Easily one of the top restaurants in the city, this exquisite dining option is a must. If you are feeling adventurous try Nando’s Peri Peri. Nando’s serves many wonderful international dishes and is a great spot for someone looking to try something new. Other great places close by are Teasim, Oyamel, Clyde’s, or Matchbox.
Where is the best place to park at Capital One Arena?
There are quite a few good parking options in the few blocks around Capital One Arena. Try looking to the west of the arena between G St. NW and F St. NW on 9th ST. NW. There are a couple garages to the south of E St. NW also. Parking usually runs between $10-$30 at most of these garages. Public transportation in Washington D.C. is great. The Metro lets off underneath Capital One Arena and four other stations are within walking distance. Taking the Metro is the most convenient way to get to the game, and you will be surrounded with other Capitals fans instead of traffic.
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Capitals game?
Any child under the age of 3 years old does not require a ticket to a Capitals game and will be allowed to sit on a guardians lap for the duration of the game. We highly recommend bringing proof of your child’s age to the door to avoid any last minute hassles.