Capital One Arena opened in 1997 as the home of the Washington Capitals, replacing the aging Capital Centre in Landover. Since then, the Caps have experienced a dramatic rise in popularity and success thanks to players like Alex Ovechkin, culminating in their victory in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final. In addition to hosting hockey, Capital One Arena serves several other functions as well, including playing host to the Washington Wizards, Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball, the Arena Football League’s Washington Valor, and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics.
Overshadowed by the history of its predecessor on Causeway Street and the flash of new venues across the league, TD Garden has a reputation as a middle of the pack facility. Luckily for fans, Bruins ownership continues to make upgrades both inside and outside of the arena. With a combination of a fantastic location, exciting team on the ice, fantastic fan support and ever-improving gameday experience, the TD Garden is certainly an underrated rink.
The Pepsi Center has been the home for winter professional sports in the Denver area since 1999. It serves the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL and the Colorado Mammoth of the NLL. The arena seats 19,250 for basketball and 17,800 for hockey and lacrosse. It has 95 suites and 1,900 club seats.
Delaware North, the company that owns and operates the TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics, revealed its plans to renovate and expand the facility. These changes, which will take place over the next two years, will cost $100 million and will add 50,000 square feet to the arena.
To wrap up their first season of the Stadium Journey Podcast, the team tackles the concept of Club 123. Join Dan Colacicco, Paul Baker, Marc Viquez and Dave Cottenie as they welcome special guest, Andrew Kulyk as he shares his experiences with the Ultimate Sports Road Trip and Club 123.