A new 14,000-square-foot facility dedicated to e-sports has been opened in DC near the Capital One Arena.
The new facility which is a joint partnership between Monumental Sports and Entertainment (MSE) and Ticketmaster, has a capacity of 500, and comes with a bar and a restaurant.
According to MSE, the venue features a stage, seating and streaming pods, with a reconfigurable monitors and moveable setup. The new venue will also be home to the NBA 2K League in-person matches, NHL 23 North American Championships, as well as pre and post-game activities for the Capitals and Washington Wizards.
As we thought about what we wanted to be as an organization coming out of the pandemic, we knew we wanted Monumental Sports to be digitally focused and technology centric. District E Powered by Ticketmaster is a real manifestation of that strategy and pushing forward to do things a little bit differently. For many people in D.C. this space will be their first experience with esports, and we really want to make it a great one. But this won’t be a venue just focused on esports! We’re also excited about the proximity to Capital One Arena making it easy to host plenty of Capitals and Wizards events as well. The highly flexible multiuse space provides us with endless opportunities for the future.
– Zach Leonsis , MSE President
Courtesy – MSE