- Aug 18, 2020
Capital One Arena beefs up security as DC struggles with police staffing - WTOP News
Monumental Sports owner Ted Leonsis is hiring more D.C. police officers to bulk up security around Capital One Arena on game days.
Monumental Sports confirmed in a statement that it hired 20% more off-duty D.C. police officers on game days over the last season — with up to a dozen officers working each event, on top of those assigned to street closures.
Some additional background here: https://www.axios.com/local/washington-dc/2023/03/23/crime-sports-capital-dc-monumental
Reality is setting in.