Getting There

Located in the Congress Heights neighborhood, you’ll find Entertainment & Sports Arena just a few short miles from downtown DC and easily accessible via Metro, rideshare, bicycle or car. 

By Metro: We strongly encourage visitors to use public transportation when visiting Entertainment & Sports Arena. The Arena is located directly adjacent to the Congress Heights Metro Station on the Green Line. The Arena is a 3 minute walk from the station. Follow directional signage through the Kiss & Ride parking lot, alongside the Blue Lot and turn right on Oak Dr. SE. 

Visit or call (202) 637-7000 for maps, schedules and more information on traveling by metro or bus.

By Bicycle: Bicycle racks are available outside of the Arena. The nearest Capital Bikeshare station is located at the Congress Heights Metro Station, a 3 minute walk from the Arena. 

By Car: The Entertainment & Sports Arena is easily accessible from I-295, I-395, and the Capital Beltway. If you’re arriving via rideshare, come to the designated rideshare drop-off/pick up area near the Arena box office on Oak Drive. Either wayGoogle Maps can help get you here. 

Parking: Limited paid on-site parking is available in the Green Lot (at Malcolm X Ave. & 8th St. SE) and the new parking garage behind the Arena. Pricing varies by event. Cash and credit is accepted at both lots. Pre-paid parking may be available for select events via Parkwhiz. On-street parking is available on the St. Elizabeths campus on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Parking Garage: To access the garage – enter at Cypress Avenue and follow until it inserts with Pecan St. SE.  Paid parking is available on event days. Shuttle service from the Garage will be available during Washington Mystics and other Arena events .

Green Lot: To access the Green Lot – enter through Malcom X Ave SE and 8th Street SE (2915 8th Street SE). Parking is available for $10 per car on event day. Click here to reserve your parking spot ahead of time. Shuttle service from the Green Lot will be available during Washington Mystics games and other Arena events.

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