Posts Tagged ‘Verizon Center’

AT&T Says It Upgraded Wireless Service in Verizon Center, Verizon Center Disagrees

Weak cell-phone service in the Verizon Center has long been a sore spot for Wizards, Capitals, and Hoyas fans. So the news today from communications giant AT&T that it had just upgraded its wireless service inside the arena—first tweeted by @casualhoya and reported by DC Sports Bog—was surely welcome.
The problem? The AT&T upgrade was also news [...]

Ballers and Cents: Why Is the District Helping Buy Land for a D.C. United Stadium?

When it comes to stadium financing, the private sector ain’t what it used to be.
Consider the Verizon Center. When Abe Pollin, the former owner of the building and its primary tenants, the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals, died four years ago, every tribute made sure to note that he’d paid to construct the downtown arena [...]

District Line Daily: Furlough Blues

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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Sad news for a Friday: Post-sequestration, more federal agencies are handing out furlough notices.
LEADING THE MORNING [...]

District Line Daily: Curiosity Satisfied

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You asked, and we answered. Washington City Paper's Answers Issue hits the street today, with the [...]

The Needle: Timber!

Pigskins or Lumberjacks?: What do the Pigskins have against trees? In 2006, a National Park Service official was busted helping owner Dan Snyder arrange for more than 130 trees near his house to be cut down. Now, the president of Richmond's City Council is complaining that too many trees were cut down for construction of [...]

Wizards Fan Will Pay You to Go to a Game

The Wizards' dismal season, last night's win over the Miami Heat notwithstanding, has killed the ticket-resale market. It also means ticket-holders are getting innovative, with one seller offering seats for free as long as the Wizards lose. Today brings a new wrinkle to Wizards marketing on Craigslist: One ticketholder will actually pay you to attend [...]

Les Wizérables

After their win over the Portland Trailblazers last night, the 1-12 Washington Wizards are one game ahead of the Washington Capitals—but that's because the Capitals haven't played any games, thanks to the NHL lockout. With some tickets going for less than a dollar, the Wizards are now one of the cheapest entertainment options in town.
But [...]

Photo: Waiting for Madge

600 Block F Street, NW.  Sept. 23rd.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Pachyderm Parade

Slideshow.  March 13.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Ted Talks

Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals, is one of those members of the District elite who transcends politics.
Which isn't to say that Leonsis, a tech mogul turned sports tycoon, doesn't have the skills to make it in his city's main game. Last night, I watched the owner of the 1-12 [...]

The Needle: Genocidal Colonization Day Edition

#OccupyDC: Considering how much help the rich folks on Wall Street have from the government based here, it's no wonder a protest modeled on Occupy Wall Street has now arrived in the District. Now a protest in Freedom Plaza, which was supposed to end today according to a National Park Service permit, will continue past [...]

The Needle: Peace Edition

Exploding Evidence: Around the time that the ad hoc fireworks shows around District neighborhoods were reaching a crescendo last night, the D.C. Fire and EMS department tweeted out a plaintive message—remember, those things are illegal. And in fact, some of them are; authorities busted the dealers of about $10,000 worth of fireworks in two separate [...]

Did Capitals’ Boobirds Unleash the Fury?

The Caps won their 9th straight game last night on the road in Montreal against the team that booted 'em out of last year's Stanley Cup playoffs in the first round.
Just a couple weeks after doom and gloom consumed the Washington fan base, the team is now in second place in the Eastern Conference and [...]

The Needle: Redesigning Blues Edition

Cherries Blooming: The news out of Japan gets bleaker and bleaker, between nuclear reactors (in worse shape than originally believed) and the death toll from Friday's 9.0 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami (likely much higher than estimates so far). Word that the National Park Service is sending back cuttings from the original cherry blossoms Japan [...]

Photos: Syracuse Beats Georgetown

700 Block 7th Street, NW.  Feb.  26th.  © 2011 Matt Dunn

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