Come For the Monuments, Stay For the Sports
Washington, DC: Come for the monuments and stay for the sports! DC has a rich history in both politics and sports, and visitors to the area can still see both today. Our nation’s capital is home to a wide range of professional and amateur sports, though the undeniable kings are the big three: football, baseball, and basketball. I got a glimpse of it myself the other day, thanks to some cheap Washington Wizards tickets.
The Washington Wizards have an interesting history, and they’ve changed their name a bunch of times. Originally the Chicago Packers, they’ve shuffled through Zephyrs, Baltimore Bullets, Capital Bullets and more. In 2002, basketball legend Michael Jordan came out of retirement to join them for a season.
The football teams in DC include the Washington Redskins, the third most valuable team in the NFL. The long standing team has fielded some of the greatest players, and has been steered by some talented coaches over the years. They regularly fill stadiums, so make sure you get a ticket early if you want to watch one of their games in person.
Baseball in DC has a particularly rich history, with one of the first serious baseball teams in America playing here as early as the 1870s. The famous first pitch ceremony started here in 1910 when President William Howard Taft threw the first pitch during an Opening Day game. The Washington Nationals call DC home, and you can go see one of their games at Nationals Park, their home turf.
My cheap Washington Wizards tickets took me to the Verizon Center, the home of a number of teams. Along with the Washington Wizards are the Washington Capitals, a National Hockey League Team; The Washington Mystics, a Women’s National Basketball League Team; and several other teams that play at the Verizon Center. The stadium itself will often hold basketball and hockey games with over 20,000 spectators. A great night out.
There’s plenty of other things to do when you visit Washington DC, and plenty of other games to watch. For something a little different, go and check out an ice hockey game, or a soccer match. You can even watch sports like rugby, lacrosse, and tennis in DC. Don’t forget to check out the College Sport Scene either!