Name change: MCI Center to be Verizon Center
WASHINGTON -- The MCI Center is about to become the Verizon Center.
Verizon Communications Inc. completed its purchase of MCI Inc. on Friday, making way for a change at the home of the Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics. The name switch will officially take place sometime before the end of March.
The 20,000-seat arena, built by Wizards owner Abe Pollin, opened
in downtown Washington in December 1997 and has spurred an economic
revitalization of the surrounding neighborhood. It hosts ...
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