Tag: Capital One Arena

Spotlight: D.C., Virginia and West Virginia

READY FOR TAKEOFF: Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va., will have new seating and a new center-hung scoreboard when fans return. (Mike Pennello) Preparing for Reentry Region’s venues remake themselves for when the curtain rises As the holiday season arrives, venues in Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C., remain shuttered, like many across the country. And, like peers in other markets, venue professionals from the area sing a familiar tune: Before the pandemic’s arrival, 2020 was set to be a banner year. But venue operators are optimistic that greener pastures are ahead in 2021. In recent years, the region has become a live industry hotbed, hosting coveted tours and programming as glitzy new venues open. Many of the facilities in the area have used forced closures to improve facilities and streamline procedures, so that venues are ready to go when the fog of the coronavirus pandemic lifts.   CLICK HERE FOR […]

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Despite Delay, William Hill Making Progress in D.C.

Bookmaker William Hill still plans to make the biggest — and first — sportsbook splash in a Washington, D.C., stadium or arena when conditions allow for the construction and opening of a new 365-day-a-year sportsbook inside Capital One Arena, home of the NBA’s Wizards and the NHL’s Capitals.

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Teams, Venues Getting Ready to Place Their Bets

At Capital One Arena, the old Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille will become a sportsbook and restaurant. (Courtesy Monumental Sports & Entertainment) As some states work out sports wagering laws, arenas and stadiums make plans The sports betting landscape is gradually taking shape across the arena and stadium industry. One year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act, teams and facilities are working through all the regulations of their respective states and leagues. For those whose states make sports wagering legal, they want to be ready to capitalize on a new revenue source and offer a new amenity for their fans. To date, 11 states plus the District of Columbia have legalized sports betting with various restrictions, depending on the state. In Washington, the district approved the measure in December, allowing four sports venues to develop sports books — Capital One Arena, Nationals Park, Audi Field […]

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