‘Loft’y Lofts to adorn Capital One Arena


New premium spaces of Washington Wizards Image: NBA and Washington Wizards

The Monumental Sports & Entertainment, parent of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA’s) Washington Wizards, recently announced a new premium, luxury experience for Wizards games at the latter’s digs – the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., (US) – to bring fans closer to the action, the energy from the players and the unmatched excitement of NBA basketball.

‘NBA and Washington Wizards’ stated that the Wizards Courtside Lofts will be the newest and one of the most unique and exclusive premium seating products at the Capital One Arena. Each Courtside Loft will feature a private reserved dining table accommodating four to six guests, featuring a curated five-course dining experience, along with access to a full menu of beer, wine and cocktails, all served directly to one’s seat by a dedicated service team. The Courtside Loft clients will also receive their choice of transportation benefit, complimentary parking or Uber ride credits, as well as access to all Wizards VIP membership benefits, including exclusive VIP events, gift items and much more.

The Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), located in Washington, D.C., and named a 2018 Washington Post Top Workplace, is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the United States with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports.

The Washington Wizards are an American professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C. (US). The Wizards compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

The 20,356-capacity Capital One Arena is an indoor arena in Washington, D.C. (US). Located in the Chinatown section of the larger Penn Quarter neighborhood, the arena sits atop the Gallery Place rapid transit station of the Washington Metro.

‘NBA and Washington Wizards’ further stated that there are three elevated tiers of Lofts, accommodating 14 reserved Loft spaces, for a total capacity of just 60 guests each night. The Lofts will be available for purchase on a season-long basis beginning with the upcoming 2023-2024 seasons.

Said Bill Hanni, Senior Vice-President of Wizards Ticket Sales and Service, “We know that Washington, D.C. is a market that values premium hospitality and exclusive experiences, and as an organization, we strive to provide the best possible experience for all premium seat holders. Demand for Wizards VIP seating products has far outpaced available inventory for several years now, and we are thrilled to be able to introduce this new and unique gameday experience to our fans.”

Located just steps from the court on the West end of the arena, the Wizards Courtside Lofts join the Michelob Ultra Courtside Lounge, Caesars Sportsbook Lounge and the Etihad Airways Lounge as spaces for fans to experience the very best in hospitality and entertainment to fit their group’s needs and style. These high-end spaces offer fans a chance to create indelible memories with their family, friends, clients, and associates amid fellow sports fans.

Added Hanni, “With each new premium experience, fans have jumped at the chance to secure spaces to get even more from being at the game – we’ve really been blown away. So, we are intentional and thoughtful in our approach to ensure we are designing the best-in-class food, drink and service available across the league.”

The Lofts have been designed by the global architecture, design and planning firm Gensler and will be custom-built as modular units exclusively for Wizards basketball games.

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