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MCI Center Index
The New MCI Center is moving along on schedule to be opened in fall 1997 - though late for the hockey and basketball seasons. The first NBA game at MCI Center is scheduled for December 2, 1997. Sales of season tickets are going on now. We'll have to wait and see about that. In the meantime, we've got lots of information about the construction of the MCI Center.
The early news:
Washington Post coverage of the building of the new local stadiums, in particular MCI Center.
You can also go to the official MCI Center website. Got some good starter information, though it doesn't provide much in terms of information on seating for the average fan. There are two WAY COOL areas: take a QuickTime VR tour of the inside of the arena/playing area from various seating vantage points; and take a look at the MCICenter Cam, showing the status of the exterior construction.
- Find your seat section: WashingtonPost.com: Basketball Seating.
- Highlights fo the area: WashingtonPost.com: Area Map.
- Driving conditions/directions about the arena: WashingtonPost.com: MCI Center's Parking Patterns.
- Metro map of area: WashingtonPost.com: Metro Map.
Tours Of The Building:
- I take an external tour of the MCI Center, currently under construction
- MCI Center Continues To Go Up, Looks Impressive
- Owner Abe Pollin won't commit to opening the arena on time
- Construction At MCI Center Is On Time, Though Changes Are Being Made
- MCI Center To Open 12/2/97
- The Schedule Is Released, But...
- WashingtonPost.com: MCI Center to Open Doors on Dec. 2
- WashingtonPost.com: Metro Takes Center Court At New Arena.
Miscellaneous News & Notes:
- WashingtonPost.com: MCI Center, Metro Station Stage Debut for Two.
- WashingtonPost.com: A Center That Deserves Attention.
- WashingtonPost.com: MCI Center's Winning Ways.
- And another: A Point or Two Shy of an Architectural Slam Dunk.
- WW 7/97: What Do You Think Of A Scalper-Free Zone At The MCI Center?
- And the first concert at MCI Center will be...
- Clear and Visible Signs of the Times
- WashingtonPost.com: D.C. Hopes Arena Is Just A Warm-Up
- WashingtonPost.com: An Arena Bonanza.
- D.C. Residents Win Some, Lose Some.wtf 29 November 1997