No one leaves Washington, DC without watching history in the making.
Events DC is the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia delivering premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Events DC was formerly recognized as The Washington Convention and Sports Authority who managed and attracted conventions and sporting events across the District. The Washington Convention and Sports Authority resulted from the merger of the Washington Convention Center Authority and the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission.
The Evolution of Events DC – Our Rich Heritage
Explore the rich history of Events DC and our nation’s capital while enjoying fun facts about our organization, venues and events.
Events DC Corporate History
The Washington Convention Center Authority was established in 1994 to operate and manage the convention center.
The DC Sports Entertainment Commission was established in 1994 to drive sporting and entertainment programming in our nation’s capital.
The DC Sports and Entertainment Commissions and the DC Bowl Committee announced the creation of the EagleBank Bowl in 2008, the first college football bowl game in the District of Columbia.
The Washington Convention and Sports Authority formed in 2009, following the merger of the Washington Convention Center Authority and the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission.
In 2010, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, city officials and the Washington Convention and Sports Authority broke ground on the Washington Marriott Marquis Hotel.
The Washington Convention and Sports Authority unveiled new brand – Events DC in 2011.
In 2011, Events DC hosted the inaugural AT&T Nation’s Football Classic at RFK Stadium between Howard University and Morehouse College.
In 2011, Events DC and the Historical Society of Washington announced a new lease agreement for the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square.
An Events DC float made a debut appearance in the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival Centennial Celebration Parade.
In 2012, Events DC celebrated the opening of the Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium, the District’s first world-class skate park.
To read more, view our timelines for each venue listed below.