MCI Center’s upcoming name change has already proved baffling to one group: online ticket browsers. Visitors to some ticket sites last week found a strange new D.C. venue listed—Verizon Center—even though a date for the change hadn’t yet been announced. A dozen confused users of College Park, Md.–based ticketing service GreatSeats.com called during the first few days of the site’s switch, says owner Danny Matta. Ticket vendors Pollstar and Ticket Solutions also prematurely listed upcoming events under the new name. The switch won’t actually happen until March 5, but Matta, after reading an article about the name change, updated his site around President’s Day—days before the change-over date was announced on Feb. 23. Matta expects the confusion to persist. “It kind of stinks because there are…Verizon centers all over the country,” he says. Other arenas with the Verizon moniker are the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H., and Verizon Wireless Music Centers in Birmingham, Ala., and Noblesville, Ind. Matt Williams, a spokesperson for Washington Sports & Entertainment, the company that owns the arena, has more faith in his company’s clientele to make the change. “Eventually there will be a time when it’s known as the Verizon Center,” he says. “They jumped the gun a bit.” —Rachel Beckman