The Washington Wizards will be hosting their annual training camp at the Patriot Center on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University from Saturday, Sept. 28 to Wednesday, Oct. 2. The training camp will consist of two-a-day practices from 11 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. daily.
One of the biggest events at George Mason University each spring semester is Mason Week, especially it’s spring concert. The week is celebrated at the university with a slew of events. For this year’s spring concert, the Patriot Activities Council (PAC) will be hosting hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar at the Patriot Center. Recording artist Kendrick Lamar was named “The Hottest MC in the Game” by MTV this year.
For the first time in Patriot Center history, World Wrestling Entertainment will be hosting an event—the RAW Road to Wrestlemania—on Saturday, starting at 7:30 p.m.
WWE has a long-standing popularity worldwide and brings a unique experience to the George Mason University campus that appeal to a variety of interests.
Barry Geisler, the general manager of the Patriot Center, expects about 5,000 tickets to be sold before the event.
Fresh off of their slew of Grammy wins, Mumford & Sons took residence at George Mason University’s Patriot Center for two back-to-back shows on Feb. 13 and 14.
On the eve of Hurricane Sandy, a hurricane of upsets and knockouts swept through the Patriot Center as professional boxing returned to the venue. The show leading up to the main event was not a letdown, as the Beltway Brawl was. The night that would be capped off with Jimmy Lange (38-5-2 25 KO’s) taking on Tony “Mo’ Better” Jeter (15-3-1 10 KO’s) included a streak of three straight first-round knock outs.
The Washington Wizards held their fan event, Wizards Tip-Off on Tuesday night at the Patriot Center. The team held an open practice and scrimmage for Mason students and the surrounding community, giving all in the attendance a glimpse into what to expect from a young and upcoming team. The event saw appearances from the Wizards Girls, G-Wiz, the Power Pack and the Secret Service Dunk Squad along with a performance by DC-native rapper Wale.
After finishing the 2011-2012 regular season with a dismal 20-46 record, Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis needed to make some changes. The changes that had to be made were a priority for a team that had become a laughingstock in the National Basketball Association over the past few seasons. His main focus shifted to building a contender through the draft and by developing young, talented and character players.