Duff Stadium, formerly known as Springfield War Memorial Stadium, is home to the Springfield Isotopes, the minor league affiliate of the Capital City Capitals. Although the stadium has long been home to the team, a few years ago the owners hatched a secret plot to move the team to Albuquerque, which was discovered and foiled by superfan Homer Simpson after he launched a hunger strike and chained himself to a nearby flagpole.
Although many residents of Northern Virginia don’t realize the George Washington baseball team plays so close by, GW does have its fans and they turn out for their games. A visit to a Colonials game can be an enjoyable way for baseball purists to spend an afternoon.
The Capital One Arena opened as the Washington Arena in 1997. The 20,356 seat facility has gone through several names over the years, including the MCI Arena and the Verizon Center before adopting its current name in 2017. It is located in the Chinatown / Penn Quarter district in the northwest section of Washington DC.
The George Mason Patriots baseball team has been in existence since 1968, but for the first two decades of their existence, they were forced to play their home games on temporary or high school fields. Finally, in 1986, they got their own field on campus when Spuhler Field opened. The stadium seats only 900 and is part of a sports complex on the George Mason campus which also includes the Field House and various other stadiums.
EagleBank Arena, home of the George Mason Patriots basketball team, is located in Fairfax, Va. in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. The 10,000-seat arena opened in 1985 and has played home to Mason ever since.