Wizards Name New G League Team ‘Capital City Go-Go’
The Wizards have a new developmental league team, and its name pays tribute to the born and bred hometown sound of go-go.
The Capital City Go-Go will make its debut during the 2018-2019 NBA season. With the announcement, the Wizards also shared the team’s main logo which features a conga drum, a primary instrument used in go-go. Its red, white and blue colors reflect the Wizards’ official logo.
“The Go-Go music scene has been ingrained in the fiber of our vibrant community for decades and we are proud to help continue that legacy,” owner Ted Leonsis said in a statement.
The name is a larger extension of the Wizards’ efforts to spotlight go-go to the larger D.C. community. For the last two years the team has held a “Go-Go Night” concert series where high-profile acts like DJ Kool and Backyard Band performed after Friday night games. Before going public with Capital City Go-Go, the Wizards sought the advice of the go-go community to make sure its name and image were accurately represented.
“We wanted their feedback, we wanted to make sure we were doing the right thing,” Monumental’s senior VP of marketing and brand strategy Hunter Lochmann told The Washington Post.
Capital City Go-Go will play its home games at a new 4,200-capacity arena that’s expected to open next fall at the former site of St. Elizabeths Hospital in Southeast. And yes, you can expect for a go-go act to play during each game. Season tickets can be reserved now with a $25 initial deposit.