WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monumental Sports & Entertainment today announced a Legacy Partnership with Draft Ops as the exclusive Fantasy Sports Partner of the Washington Capitals, Mystics, Wizards, Verizon Center and Monumental Network. The five-year, eight-figure Legacy Partnership with Draft Ops includes marquee jersey sponsorship for the Mystics and the presenting partnership of the Capitals, Mystics and Wizards training camps. The partnership also includes the debut of the 3,500 square-foot Draft Ops Fantasy Lounge at Verizon Center that will provide a 400-level destination for all fans.
“We are excited to partner with Draft Ops as a Legacy Partner and our exclusive Fantasy Sports Partner,” said Patrick Duffy, senior vice president of corporate partnerships for Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “Draft Ops’ activation across all three teams, Monumental Network and the arena will provide another destination for all of our fans and continue to enhance the game-day experience.”
Draft Ops will become the marquee sponsor for the Mystics team jerseys for the next five years starting in 2016. They are also the training camp presenting partner of the Capitals, Mystics and Wizards. As part of the agreement Draft Ops will receive LED, courtside and dasher board signage, digital out-of-home signage domination, Monumental Network digital advertising, experiential in-game and arena marketing and social media integration.
The 3,500 square-foot Draft Ops Fantasy Lounge at Verizon Center will debut during the 2015-16 season and will become a 400-level destination for all fans as part of the game-day experience. The new lounge will include flat-screen TVs, daily fantasy games, special guest appearances and an all-inclusive ticket package with food and beverage.
"We are thrilled to have this opportunity to partner with Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s three professional sports teams, the arena and their digital network,” said Draft Ops CEO, Ron Doumani. “The Capitals, Mystics and Wizards are world-class teams that play in a top-grossing venue in the country and in such an influential city. It’s exciting to partner with them since they are a diverse partnership group within the sports landscape."
Draft Ops partnership with Monumental Sports & Entertainment provides them with their most diverse and unique portfolio base in gaining access to three professional sports teams across the NBA, NHL and WNBA as well as access to Verizon Center, one of the top 5 grossing venues in the country according to Billboard, and Monumental Network, the digital platform that provides regional sports and entertainment news. Additional clients for Draft Ops include the NHL’s New York Islanders, Barclays Center and MMA’s Bellator.
About Draft Ops
Draft Ops is a trademark of Emil Interactive Games, LLC, a software development company that specializes in fantasy sports software and the design and marketing of online games. DraftOps.com is a daily fantasy sports website that offers consumers multi-player and head-to-head matchups. Cash payouts are awarded to the player that generates the most fantasy points with their fantasy team. Draft Ops hosts fantasy games covering the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and Mixed Martial Arts.
About Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment 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 three professional sports teams: the NBA's Washington Wizards, NHL's Washington Capitals and WNBA's Washington Mystics. The group also owns and operates Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University's EagleBank Arena. In January 2013 Monumental Sports & Entertainment launched Monumental Network, a digital platform that serves as the hub for the region’s sports and entertainment news. Visit MonumentalNetwork.com for more information.