By David Wang & Sam Bashiri
History of the Verizon Center
Description of the Verizon Center
Criteria 2: Association with individuals who made a lasting contribution
The Verizon Center was built in the mid 1990’s and was owned by Abe Pollin
Washington D.C changed the street name in front of the Verizon Center to “Abe Pollin Way”
Abe Pollin owned the Capital Center, it was the home of the Wizards, Mystics, Capitals, and Hoyas before the Verizon Center was built
Importance to community
The Washington Wizards are a very famous and talented basketball team, that is why they need a place like the Verizon Center to hold all of the fans and the result creates a very entertaining and fun atmosphere. The Verizon Center is important for many reasons, one of them is for entertainment. For example, it is held for a lot of important sports games, family reunions, and many other private events. That is why a lot of people of any age cab go to the attraction. The stadium brings many family and friends together and gives jobs for people who work in it.
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