Venue Specifications


  • Seating Capacity: 10,000 – sports/theater, 4,500 – cabaret/formal dining
  • Parking Capacity: 10,000+ cars

Event Space Available

  • Drill Floor 65,000 square feet (Main Level)
  • Executive Lounge (Main Level)
  • Show Office (Main Level)
  • Dressing Rooms (½ Level Above Main Level)
  • North Locker Room (Main Level)
  • South Locker Room (Main Level)

Armory Features

  • Drill Floor Surface: Maple flooring
  • Drill Floor Size: 368’8″ Long, 196’4″ Wide
  • Ceiling Height: 88′ at center
  • Floor Load: 400 pounds per square foot
  • Loading Dock: 15’8″ wide, 15’10″ clearance
  • Drill Floor Lights: 180 seven hundred fifty watt lamps (Ceiling), 36 five hundred watt lamps (Balcony)
  • Metro Accessible: Stadium-Armory Station (Orange and Blue lines)


  • Electrical Currents: 110 and 208 volt
  • Available: 200 Amp, 3 phase; 100 Amp, 3 Phase


  • The parking operator for the DC Armory is Colonial Parking. Colonial provides staff and services for all event-related parking, weekday commuter parking and shuttle/tour bus parking. To contact Colonial Parking, please call 202-608-1114.


  • The DC Armory holds an exclusive agreement with Unique Food and Beverage, Inc. to provide concessions and catering inside the DC Armory.

Event Services Offered

  • Box Office with Will-Call capabilities and personnel
  • Crowd management personnel
  • Computerized Ticketing (TicketMaster exclusive)
  • Electrical Services
  • Emergency Medical Personnel
  • Event Manager
  • Event Planning and Management
  • Forklift with Operators
  • In-house catering/concessionaire
  • Data and Voice services
  • Janitorial Personnel (Pre/Post-event)
  • Maintenance Personnel (Pre/Post-event)
  • Metal Detectors with Operators (mandatory at DC Armory)
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Parking Services
  • Uniformed Security

Venue Restrictions

  • Vehicle/Trailer Regulations: Any and all vehicles and/or trailers that promoters/exhibitors would like to park on the Armory floor must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • No vehicle/trailer can exceed 400 pounds per square foot.
    • All vehicles/trailers that will be parked inside the Armory must have less than ¼ tank of gas.
    • All vehicles/trailers must provide Visqueen (or a similar waterproof material) and place it beneath the vehicle to protect the Armory floor.
    • Food & Beverage Sampling: All exhibitors wishing to offer food and beverage samples must submit a completed Food & Beverage Sampling request form to the Washington Convention and Sports Authority for review and approval.
    • Indoor Signage: Indoor signage is permitted during an event provided is not offensive or in poor taste. Materials may be hung or displayed within the Armory but cannot be adhered using adhesives or any substance that will mar or damage to the interior of the Armory. Signage will not be allowed if it blocks or obscures the visibility of any permanent signs or blocks access to public spaces.
    • Outdoor Signage: Outdoor signage is permitted provided the content is not offensive or in poor taste, and signs are free-standing or attached to trusses/structures constructed by promoter. Materials cannot be attached to, hung from, leaned against or adhered to the exterior of the Armory.
    • Party Favors/Promotional Materials: Use and distribution of confetti, streamers, stickers or helium-filled balloons is prohibited.
    • Open Flames: Open flames are strictly prohibited throughout the entire DC Armory.