Uber Partners with Monumental Sports & Entertainment
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 23, 2016) – Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) today announced a multi-year partnership with Uber as the exclusive ride-share partner of the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Verizon Center. Uber is a ride-sharing company that offers transportation options in over 500 cities worldwide.
“Uber is proud to join Monumental Sports & Entertainment as a partner, as they represent the heart of D.C. sports and entertainment as owners of the Capitals, Wizards and Verizon Center,” said Tom Hayes, District of Columbia general manager for Uber. “Championing our communities is what Uber D.C. is all about. We’re helping to make the city more accessible, and we’re thrilled to help fans get to their events, celebrate, and get back home safely under this partnership.”
Uber’s partnership with MSE includes in-arena signage and experiential marketing opportunities with the Capitals and Wizards.
“Our partnership with Uber is exciting,” said Patrick Duffy, senior vice president of corporate partnerships for Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “We’re always looking at ways to add to our fans game day experiences at Verizon Center. So working with the leading ride-sharing company is a great way to add another layer of great customer service.”
Uber is evolving the way the D.C. area moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, Uber is making our communities more accessible. With a goal of expanding access to safe, reliable transportation for all, Uber is helping to bring people and their communities closer together. For more information, visit www.uber.com.
About Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment, located in Washington, D.C., is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates four professional sports teams: the AFL’s Washington Valor, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals and WNBA’s Washington Mystics. The group also owns and operates Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., which is annually ranked as one of the top venues in the world by industry publications Billboard, Pollstar and Venues Today. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also manages Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals and EagleBank Arena on George Mason University’s campus. The District of Columbia and Events DC are building a new sports and entertainment facility in Southeast DC on the St. Elizabeth’s East campus. The facility will feature a state-of-the art training facility for the Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics and will also include a 5,000 seat arena which will become the new home of the Washington Mystics. The facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also owns and operates Monumental Sports Network, a digital platform that covers the region’s sports and entertainment news. Relaunched in 2016, the digital platform extends its coverage capabilities to mobile and OTT streaming devices on Android, iOS, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire and Roku. Visit MonumentalSportsNetwork.com for more information.