As summer kicks into gear, games and matches fill fan calendars across town. With several major league teams in D.C., here’s what you need to know about all the action.
The capital’s baseball history dates back to 1859, when the first pro team was founded. Today, the Nationals inspire die-hard fans rooting on their hometown heroes and the team’s presidential mascots, who race each other during the fourth inning, using all manner of tricks to win. Where they play: Nationals Park, 1500 S. Capitol St. SE, 202.675.6287
Basketball fans know D.C.’s NBA franchise, the Washington Wizards. But this city also reps the WNBA. Recent years have seen the team led by for- ward Elena Delle Donne on an upswing, capped by their first championship appearance last season. Where they play: Entertainment and Sports Arena, 1100 Oak Dr. SE, 877. DC.HOOP
The city’s Major League Soccer team has been ying under the radar for years. But the opening of slick Audi Field along with newest team member Wayne Rooney is kicking D.C. United into high gear. Where they play: Audi Field, 100 Potomac Ave. SW, 202.587.5000