Washington Sports & Entertainment is a holding company that controls four sports franchises in Washington, DC, including the
professional basketball team, the
hockey club, the Washington Mystics women's basketball franchise, and an arena football team. The company also owns and operates the city's Verizon Center, an all-purpose venue that serves as home for all three sports teams. In addition, Washington Sports manages the Patriot Center at
George Mason University
in Fairfax, Virginia. Chairman and majority owner Ted Leonsis formed the company when he acquired the Washington Wizards in 2010.