Explanation of How Washington Capitals Parking Works [Tips Guide]

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The Washington Capitals have only a limited amount of parking available on site at the arena. However, there are many public parking garages located within short walking distance of the arena that you can use for parking on gameday. In this article, let’s explore some of the most popular Washington Capitals parking options.

These are the most common ways to get parking for Washington Capitals games:

  • Purchase a parking spot on parking sites like ParkWhiz or SpotHero. Capital One Arena partners with SpotHero (click here to learn more).
  • Purchase a parking pass from an online ticket broker site like Ticketmaster, StubHub, or Vivid Seats (click here to learn more).
  • Pay for parking on site in one of the public parking garages near the arena.
  • Use Public Transportation or Rideshare. Capital One Arena has several designated Uber Zones located near the arena (learn more).

There is also a parking garage connected to Capital One Arena (called the Lexus Garage). However, the Lexus Garage is most often used for VIP and reserved parking. Capital One Arena does have a form that fans can fill out if they want to learn more about parking in this garage. But for most fans, this Lexus Garage won’t be a parking solution.

Therefore, for Washington Capitals parking, you will need to use one of the public garages (or lots) located near the arena. These other garages are privately operated and are not operated by the arena. Pricing will vary, but is *usually* in the $15 – $40 range depending on garage.

Although you can pay on site when parking at many of these public garages, reserving a spot in advance can really reduce hassle on gameday. Let’s start by discussing the best ways to buy a Washington Capitals parking pass.

How to Buy a Washington Capitals Parking Pass

You can reserve a Washington Capitals parking pass through parking sites like ParkWhiz or SpotHero (among others). Capital One Arena partners with SpotHero, and you can reserve a parking spot through SpotHero by visiting the Capitals parking page.

You can also purchase a parking pass through online ticket brokers like Ticketmaster, StubHub, and Vivid Seats.

It’s important to understand that the public parking garages located near the arena are not controlled by the arena. However, the arena does operate one garage that is connected to the north end of the arena (called the Lexus Garage). Let’s discuss that next.

Washington Capitals Lexus Garage Parking

As I mentioned earlier, there is a limited amount of parking that is actually controlled by Capital One Arena inside the Lexus Garage. The entrance to the Lexus Garage is located on 6th Street along the east side of the arena. This is what the entrance to the Capital One Arena Lexus Garage looks like.

You must have a parking permit to park in this garage. If you are interested in parking in the Lexus Garage, the arena parking page advises fans to complete the arena contact form (view this form).

This garage is used for VIP and reserved parking. For general parking, it would be best to stick with using SpotHero or an online ticket broker to reserve a parking spot.

Washington Capitals Parking Options

There are several lots and garages near the arena that you can use for parking. While it is recommended to buy a parking pass ahead of time, there are many private lots that allow you to purchase parking on-site (as well as street or metered parking).

Here is a list of some of the most popular parking options near the arena:

Washington Capitals Public Transportation

If you don’t want to deal with gameday traffic near the arena, using public transportation might be a better solution. There are several convenient rail options which you can learn more about by clicking here.

Capital One Arena also has several designated Uber Zones located near the arena which makes for convenient rideshare pickup after a game (read more).

Washington Capitals Parking Contact Info

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Any information is provided “as is” with no guarantee of completeness, meaning much of this information is subject to change, and although we do our best to keep these guides updated, we can’t guarantee accuracy at all times. For all official information, we urge you to contact Capital One Arena staff. Contact information is below:

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