About Us

On October 1, 2009, the Washington Convention Center Authority merged with the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission creating the Washington Convention and Sports Authority, an umbrella organization with the strategic vision of bringing economic and community benefits to Washington, D.C. through the attraction and promotion of conventions, trade shows as well as hospitality, athletic, entertainment and cultural events.

The Authority owns and manages the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact for the city, the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, the DC Armory and the surrounding Festival Grounds, and is the owner of Nationals Park.

The Authority is organized into two distinct business units: Convention Center Operations and Sports, Entertainment and Special Events. Both divisions are committed to bringing first-rate events to Washington, D.C. along with providing superior service to customers and visitors.

The WCSA Sports, Entertainment and Special Events Division is active in attracting new and diverse event options to Washington, D.C. while supporting and developing longstanding citywide sports, entertainment and community events. As wide-ranging as the city itself, the division’s event offerings are some of the city’s most anticipated happenings each year.