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Capital One Arena Adding VIP Courtside Patio For Wizards Games

The new patio will consist of a roughly 1,000-square foot space featuring a bar and VIP area
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Wizards games at Capital One Arena will "feature a new place for fans with VIP tickets to follow the action next season, with the addition of a courtside patio" being called The District, according to Scott Allen of the WASHINGTON POST. The new patio will consist of a "roughly 1,000-square foot space featuring a bar and offering an 'enhanced culinary experience.'" It will be "located in the east end zone of the arena," and an "undisclosed number of seats will be removed from Sections 105 and 106 to make room for the patio and 84 new VIP seats will be added." The District is part of $15M worth of "privately funded upgrades being made to Capital One Arena this summer, the second phase of a two-year project" that began with $40M in renovations last summer. A new "center-hung scoreboard with a 360-degree continuous video screen, curved video boards in the upper corners of the arena and 20,000 square footage of LED signage are also scheduled to debut in the fall" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 5/29). In DC, Tyler Byrum noted The District will have a "bar with food options, while still having access to the MGM National Harbor VIP Lounge and the Etihad Airways Lounge" (NBCSPORTSWASHINGTON.com, 5/29).