Washington DC Pro Sports Teams

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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 Nationals: Baseball

Washington Nationals baseball team playing at Nationals Park baseball stadium.

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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. 

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Washington Wizards: Basketball

Boston Celtics v Washington Wizards

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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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Washington Redskins: Football

Washington Redskins v New York Giants

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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 Spirit: Soccer

Washington Spirit soccer team warming up

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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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05 of 09

Washington Mystics: Basketball

Washington Mystics basketball

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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 Kastles: Tennis

Washington Kastles

Washington Kastles 

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 women's doubles, six men's doubles, and 10 mixed doubles championships.

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Washington Capitals: Ice Hockey

Columbus Blue Jackets v Washington Capitals
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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 Brawlers: Grid

DC Brawlers: Grid

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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.

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09 of 09

DC United: Soccer

New York Red Bulls v DC United

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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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