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Entertainment and Sports Arena (ESA)

Mayor Muriel Bowser, Events DC, and Monumental Sports & Entertainment constructed a 4,200 seat Entertainment and Sports Area (ESA) in the Congress Heights neighborhood in the heart of the St. Elizabeths East Campus which is used as the Wizards training facility, the arena where the Mystics play basketball, a community event site, and a concert and entertainment venue. The ESA is an innovative and unique venue that provides a much-needed boost to on-going redevelopment in Ward 8, spurring greater economic opportunities for residents, and helping to create more pathways to the middle class.

For more information, visit

DMPED, Events DC, & Monumental Term Sheet
“Bigger Than Basketball” Economic and Community Investments
ESA Press Release: Design Review
ESA Design Review- Community Presentation

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