Various Washington, D.C., developers are trying to land a new entertainment venue under consideration by Madison Square Garden LP, New York, which owns the Madison Square Garden arena in New York, according to theWashington Business Journal.

The 6,000-seat arena would require 100,000 square feet near shopping and public transit. The company is most interested in a venue in downtown Washington, D.C., or the Capitol Riverfront.

Various development sites in the district could accommodate a major theater and support evening crowds with retail and Metrorail access.

Sean Madigan, spokesman for Valerie Santos, deputy mayor for planning and economic development, says the district would benefit from a new major entertainment venue.

“We are trying to become a world class city and world class cities have premier entertainment districts,” Madigan says.