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- This keeps being changed, but the capacity for hockey is 18,277. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11261-2004Nov24.html?nav=rss_sports/leaguesandsports/nhl/19992000/washingtoncapitals. In fact it has been 18,277 since the 2002 Capitals/Wizards offseason following premium-seating expansion which also took the basketball capacity from the original 20,674 to its current 20,173 (which is correctly stated in the main article).
FYI, they jut put up the new signs that actually say "Verizon"--Niro5 02:38, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
This section seems to imply with "home and away" that Sam travels with the Caps, is that true?
- That's not what I read it as saying. I understand it to be saying that the "HORN HORN HORN" can be heard on both the Caps' home team radio and TV feeds as well as the visiting team's radio and TV feeds. I think it should be left as it is. (For what it's worth, though, Sam's girlfriend is the head of the Caps Road Crew, a fan group that organizes trips to some road games, and he brings the horn when he goes on those trips.) 1995hoo (talk) 14:48, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Last night's Caps game, already notable?
While I can understand the Panthers game being notable due to a sense of closure (a title was won, a historic comeback was completed), I don't think Game 1 in a Quarterfinals series, which was...yes...an amazing game...should be considered notable quite yet. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:20, 12 April 2008 (UTC) ♦
Yeah, define "notable". The Who? Notable. Stones? Notable. Dane Cook/Coldplay/Spice Girls/"High School Musical"? Not so much. Be discriminating or rename it "A List of Every Half-Assed Event Ever Held".
7 different wrestling entries? I'll give you the WCW entry (though it's now owned by WWE), but tighten it up. It just looks sloppy. I'd do it myself, but some people are entirely too touchy around here. Go4thAndDie (talk) 08:11, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
The "notable events" are bloated. A bunch of concert tours? They stop at dozens of arenas --what's notable other than being DC's main arena? Nothing. It should be a final concert, or like how Uline hosted The Beatles first US concert --now that's notable. And unless it's something big like Wrestlemania, cut the pro-wrestling stuff too. Take an ax and chop away! --18.104.22.168 (talk) 17:40, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
- I deleted events that were mere tour stops and favored those with their own pages (e.g. An annual tourney). --22.214.171.124 (talk) 17:56, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
Notable games, intro, health code violations, and history
I've removed the "Notable games" section and placed some of the information into other sections, my feeling being that this article is not the place for a long list of games who's only significance is to the Capitals or Wizards. If these games are important enough, they should be mentioned in the main article for each team, but not in a general article focusing on the arena itself. My understanding form seeing other area articles is that they do not list key games form each and every season or playoff series, but only the most important (ie.. a Stanly cup or NBA finals, or a important or close conference playoff series). I moved some of them over to "notable events" but tired to keep them to events with a more national significance, or historical significance to the Arena itself. I've also updated and reworded the intro and history sections, and added information about the gentrification of Chinatown, along with the ESPN Outside the line report on the food safety violations. Lastly, I grouped the bad ice conditions, gentrification of Chinatown, food violations and attendance beaners into a new controversy section. WashBalt15 (talk) 07:47, 20 August 2010 (UTC)