Capitals Owner (and soon-to-be Wizards and Verizon Center full owner) Ted Leonsis has made a small change to the interior of the Phone Booth. As of Friday, the three banners recognizing the Mystics and fans for leading the WNBA in attendance in 1998, 1999 and 2002 have been taken down. Lenosis discussed the change in a post to his own blog:
“So to all of the folks who have emailed me your thoughts over the years about the attendance banners– as a heads up know they are no longer up in the rafters. I hope we can put up some real championship banners based on team performance soon.”
The banners had been a little bit of a point of humor for some local (and national) scribes, and it hopefully is among other things Leonsis will be making over as he gains control of all the clubs that play in the downtown arena. As a first move, this is far from surprising given Leonsis’ commitment to winning – something that hopefully catches on quickly around the rest of the District’s sports franchises.