The DC Armory was built in 1941 and is the Joint Force Headquarters of both the Air and Army National Guard. Today, the building also serves as a sports and entertainment complex that can accommodate up to 10,000 people. It is located adjacent to RFK Stadium and has been used for a wide range of purposes, ranging from hosting professional wrestling to the circus to inauguration balls to sheltering the homeless in emergencies. The DC Armory is managed by Events DC, the organization that owns and manages the Washington Convention Center, RFK Stadium, and Nationals Park. The DC Armory is currently the home of the DC National Guard and the DC Rollergirls, a female flat-track roller derby league.
2001 East Capitol Street, SE
The closest metro station is Stadium-Armory
The DC Armory shares parking with RFK Stadium which has 10,000 spaces. The lot fills up during major events and public transportation is suggested. Read more about parking at the DC Armory.
The DC Armory has recently increased capacity with eight new bleacher sections to allow for more flexible facility layouts. The Armory now offers:
- 2756 chairbacks seats (sidelines)
- 3586 bench seating (endlines)
- 6342 overall seating capacity of new bleachers