Entertainment and Sports Arena
91,600 square feet
Flexible LEED Silver Arena Serving the WNBA Mystics, Training for the NBA Wizards, Esports, and Community Events
The DC Entertainment and Sports Arena is a multipurpose LEED Silver, 4,200-seat facility. It was the first WNBA-dedicated facility in the league and includes a practice facility to serve as the training center for the NBA Washington Wizards and the Capital City Go-Go of the NBA G League.
Our team provided acoustic and technology design along with commissioning services for the new community-centric arena located at St. Elizabeth’s East Campus.
The flexible arena serves a variety of uses including concerts and esports. We designed the infrastructure to support events where rental systems are utilized. For WNBA games, the facility includes permanent audio systems, LED scoreboards, and fascia boards, with control from a video production room. Extensive broadcast cabling was provided for in-house as well as truck and production use.
As the Commissioning Authority for the project, we provided services to achieve Enhanced Commissioning under LEED v4. Energy-efficient MEP systems with straightforward maintenance requirements provide cost-effective and reliable comfort for occupants. The HVAC systems include air conditioning units and a rooftop unit, energy recovery units, and a variable refrigerant flow system. The arena also includes an engineered smoke control system.