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Wizards Deals to Help You Forget Your Redskins Blues

Fresh off the Redskins’ 21-point defeat at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks, thousands of Washingtonians have turned their attention across the Anacostia River to take solace in the city’s other playoff-bound franchise—the Washington Wizards. Often forgotten during the Redskins’ improbable run to the postseason, the Wizards were equally impressive in the NBA’s early going, compiling a 17-16 record—good for fourth place in the Eastern Conference—despite playing without star guard Gilbert Arenas for all but eight games.

So after folding away those burgundy-and-gold jerseys for the winter, check out these great promotions at the Verizon Center. Not only should they help ease your transition from the gridiron to the basketball court, but they’ll save you some extra cash for those $4 jumbo pretzels, too.

Guys Night Out: January 29 (Raptors), March 17 (Hawks)
Deal: $50 (lower level) or $30 (upper level) tickets, which include a voucher for a free drink and a picture with a member of the Wizards Dance Team
Tickets available at Verizon Center box office or Night: February 6 (Spurs), March 5 (Magic), April 2 (Bucks), April 9 (Celtics)
Deal: $10 upper-level tickets (college ID required)
Tickets available on game day at campus Ticketmaster locations or Verizon Center box office

Singles Night: February 1 (Jazz)
Deal: $50 lower-level tickets, with access to a bar on the club level where you can schmooze with hundreds of other singles during pregame and postgame “mix and mingle” sessions
Tickets available at

Kids Day: February 3 (Lakers), March 2 (Hornets), March 23 (Pistons)
Deal: $5 upper-level tickets with the purchase of each full-price adult ticket (bonus—stay after the game and your child gets to take a shot on the court)
Tickets available at

Washington Wizards Jersey Pack: February 23 (Bobcats), March 5 (Magic), April 9 (Celtics)
Deal: $199 (lower level) or $99 (upper level) for two tickets to all three games plus a Gilbert Arenas replica jersey
Call 202-661-5050 or visit

Giveaway Games:
February 3 (Lakers), Glow-in-the-dark pompoms for first 15,000 fans
March 17 (Hawks), Wizards rally towel for first 10,000 fans
March 23 (Pistons), Wizards wig for first 10,000 fans
April 4 (Heat), broadcaster bobblehead dolls for first 8,000 fans
April 14 (Pacers), Wizards hat for first 8,000 fans

The Verizon Center box office is open from 10 to 5 daily and until halftime on game nights. For more information, visit