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THE WIZARDS ARE OFF TO SEE THE MCI CENTER
Published December 2, 1997
The MCI Center will open tonight with the Sonics- Wizards game, to be seen live on TNT. The game sold out "late yesterday" and will be televised locally on WUSA-TV. President Clinton will attend (WASHINGTON POST, 12/2). An editorial in today's WASHINGTON POST states that Washington Sports Chair Abe Pollin, "an old Washingtonian who no doubt remembers downtown when it was the place to be, has made a good investment in the city's future based on respect for and understanding of its past." In addition, DC columnist Thomas Boswell: "As everyone will soon see, MCI Center is an unpretentious jewel that maximizes everything about its fabulously energized location. ... As a sports facility, MCI Center is clean, simple, pretty and, perhaps, the coziest 20,000-seat building in the country" (WASHINGTON POST 12/2).