Washington DC Pro Sports Teams

A Guide to Washington's National Sports Leagues

Washington DC sports teams compete in a variety of national leagues including baseball, basketball, football, ice hockey, soccer, tennis and the region's newest sport - grid. Learn about the professional sports teams of the nation's capital. Sporting events are fun to attend and provide family-friendly entertainment for all ages.

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    Washington Redskins

    ••• Washington Redskins. © Getty Images

    Football. Washington's most popular pro sports team plays in the National Football League (NFL) at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. The team's headquarters and training facility is located at Redskins Park in Richmond, Virginia. Redskins season's tickets are hard to come by and are generally sold out years in advance.

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    ••• Washington Nationals. © Getty Images

    Baseball. The Major League Baseball (MLB) team, owned by the Washington, DC based Lerner Family, was relocated to DC in 2005 from Montreal. The team plays 81 home games each season at Nationals Park, located in Southeast Washington DC. See a guide to everything you need to know about Washington Nationals baseball including information about the stadium, the team members, tickets, souvenirs, special events and much more.

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    ••• Washington Wizards. © Getty Images

    Basketball. The National Basketball Association (NBA) team has played for Washington since 1997 at the Capital One Arena, located in DC’s Penn Quarter neighborhood. The team is part of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference.

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    Basketball. The team plays at Capital One Arena in downtown Washington DC for the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Mystics are the counterpart to the Washington Wizards, although the two franchises are owned by different companies.

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    ••• Washington Capitals. © Getty Images

    Ice Hockey. Washington's professional hockey team plays for the National Hockey League (NHL) at the Capital One Arena. Four Capitals players have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame: Mike Gartner, Rod Langway, Larry Murphy, and Scott Stevens.

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    ••• DC United. © Getty Images

    Soccer. The Major League Soccer (MLS) team plays at RFK Stadium in Washington DC. The team has won the U.S. Open Cup twice and holds the record for most MLS Cups and MLS Supporters' Shields. DC United has plans to build a new 20,000+ seat stadium in Southwest Washington DC.

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    ••• Washington Freedom. © Getty Images

    Soccer. The professional soccer team plays as part of the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) at the Maryland Soccer Complex in Germantown, Maryland. The team was previously named Washington Freedom.

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    ••• Washington Kastles. © Getty Images

    Tennis. Since 2008, the Advanta World TeamTennis (WTT), has played live tennis tournaments in Downtown Washington, DC each July. Owned by local entrepreneur Mark Ein, the Washington Kastles roster now has a total of 61 Grand Slam titles including 19 women¹s singles, 26 women¹s doubles, six men¹s doubles and 10 mixed doubles championships.
     

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    Grid. Grid is a team sport that combines strategy, brute physical power, and agility to race across a grid. Washington DC’s official team of the National Professional Grid League features both male and female athletes who go head to head in 11 functional/competitive fitness races.