It is our goal to create an environment where individuals with disabilities can come and enjoy all of the events held at the George Mason University Patriot Center.
We have had an accessibility program since 1985 and we see this guide as an ongoing effort to improve our services to our guests with disabilities.
Below please find information on our current accessibility program and services. If you have suggestions or ideas on how we might improve upon the services we currently offer, please let us know.
Access to the Patriot Center
Parking is available for guests with disabilities at both the South and West entrances, including a drop-off location near the West entrance. Van accessible parking spaces are located adjacent to the South entrance. These spaces are well-marked and are monitored by our staff. Please remember that all vehicles must display state-issued accessible parking tags or placards to park in these spaces.
All entrances to the arena are at street/concourse level. There are no steps or ramps to maneuver in and out of the entrances.
An elevator is normally available for use in assisting guests with disabilities to access seats on the arena floor. Elevator availability can be limited, however, depending upon the type and nature of a given event.
Restrooms are accessible on both the concourse level and arena floor.
Concession stands also feature lowered condiment stations and water fountains are supplied with cups for ease of use.
How to Request Accessible Seating
The Patriot Center provides accessible seating for guests with physical, hearing or sight impairments.
Please fill out the accessible seating form found here to request your tickets for any Patriot Center event you would like to attend.
Ticket Availability & Pricing
Accessible seating is available at the Patriot Center Box Office during regular business hours or by telephone and is made available for guests with mobility, vision and hearing impairments in most price ranges.
Any individual with a disability may order tickets beginning at the time of public sale through the Accessible Seating/Services Office (Voice:703-993-3035). Messages left on this recording will be returned as soon as possible and generally by the following business day. All tickets will be made available on a first-come/first-served basis. Accessible seating is held for each event until the allotment held is sold out or until one week after all other public sale seats are sold out.
Recognizing that it is not readily achievable to provide seating in all prices for guests with mobility impairments, the Patriot Center answers this need by providing seating for individuals with a mobility impairment on the concourse level. Individuals with mobility impairments may purchase two tickets (for the guest with the disability and one companion) on the concourse level at the lowest price available within the established categories for the respective event.
A $3 per ticket service charge will be assessed per ticket. This service charge is standard for all advanced ticket sales at the Patriot Center Box Office.
When a discount coupon for certain priced seats is offered the same discount will be made available to purchasers of similarly priced accessible seating tickets.
If purchasing a group of tickets (20 or more) for an event, and a member of the group is in need of accessible seating, please contact our Group Sales department at (202) 661-5061. Please indicate the need for accessible seating to the Group Sales representative.
Payment of Accessible Seats
Cash, money orders or major credit cards are accepted. Personal checks will be accepted for mail orders only. All orders for accessible seating are processed by telephone and payment must be received within two weeks (10 business days) of placing the order.
If time permits, all tickets will be mailed to purchasers. Any orders that are received less than two weeks before the event will be available at the will call window at the box office once payment has been received.
The Patriot Center endeavors to provide an effective means of communication for guests with hearing and/or vision impairments. American Sign Language interpretation will generally be provided when required. To ensure that the Patriot Center provides a qualified sign language interpreter, all requests for this service must be received 14 days in advance of the event date. This lead time is required to coordinate requests with the promoter/artist and the local interpreting agencies. All requests for sign interpretation should be directed to the Accessible Seating office (Voice: 703-993-3035) or by emailing Mandi Greene.
An assistive listening system for our hearing impaired guests is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Headsets are available at the event in our Guest Services office.
The Patriot Center is also equipped with audible and flashing alarms in case of an emergency.
For more information about accessible services please contact our ADA Compliance Officer Mandi Greene or call 703-993-3001.