United States Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Nightlife Where to Stay Neighborhoods Events Getaways All Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Pro Sports Teams By Rachel Cooper Rachel Cooper Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Rachel Cooper is a travel writer who has lived in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 25 years. She is also the author of several books covering the capital and mid-Atlantic regions. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 07/01/19 Share Pin Email Washington, D.C. sports teams, compete in a variety of national leagues including baseball, basketball, football, ice hockey, soccer, and tennis. 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. 01 of 08 Washington Nationals: Baseball Dennis K. Johnson / Getty Images The Major League Baseball (MLB) team, owned by the Washington, D.C.—based Lerner Family, was relocated to D.C. in 2005 from Montreal. The team plays 81 home games each season at Nationals Park, located in Southeast Washington, D.C. 02 of 08 Washington Wizards: Basketball Ned Dishman / NBAE / Getty Images The National Basketball Association (NBA) team has played for Washington since 1997 at the Capital One Arena, located in D.C.’s Penn Quarter neighborhood. The team is part of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference. 03 of 08 Washington Redskins: Football Jim McIsaac / Getty Images 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. 04 of 08 Washington Spirit: Soccer Hmlarson / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0 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. Continue to 5 of 8 below. 05 of 08 Washington Mystics: Basketball Lorie Shaull / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0 The team plays at Capital One Arena in downtown Washington, D.C., 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. 06 of 08 Washington Kastles: Tennis Courtesy of Washington Kastles Since 2008, the Advanta World TeamTennis (WTT), has played live tennis tournaments in Downtown Washington, D.C., 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. 07 of 08 Washington Capitals: Ice Hockey Patrick Smith / Getty Images 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. 08 of 08 D.C. United: Soccer Patrick McDermott / Getty Images The Major League Soccer (MLS) team plays at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. 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. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Enjoy a Live Performance at Washington, D.C.'s Capital One Arena Weather and Festivals in the Capital Region in May 14 Events Happening in Phoenix This October Catch These Festivals and Events in Phoenix This July 15 Best Places to Go with Kids in Washington, D.C. Top Things to Do in Minneapolis-St. Paul in the Winter Get to Know Washington, D.C. Neighborhoods The 25 Best Things to Do in Los Angeles Explore Washington, D.C. On the Cheap 20 Top Things to Do in Memphis The Best Time to Visit St. Louis Where to Go This Year: The Best Places to Travel in 2020 Your Trip to Kansas City: The Complete Guide The Top 19 Things to Do in Atlanta The Best LGBTQ+ Hidden Gem in Every State The Best Monuments and Memorials in Washington, D.C.