WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monumental Sports & Entertainment announces the continuation of the naming rights entitlement with Kettler for the Washington Capitals training facility, Kettler Capitals Iceplex. As part of the continuation agreement, Kettler becomes the official apartment management company of Monumental Sports & Entertainment.
“We’re excited to continue our long-standing partnership with Kettler. They are visionary leaders for enriching local communities through development, design and property management,” said Ted Leonsis, founder, chairman and majority owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “We are thrilled with how our fans, the hockey community and the city of Arlington has embraced KCI. It is a wonderful community asset.”
Kettler Capitals Iceplex (KCI) is a 137,000-square foot facility in Arlington, Va., that opened in 2006 and features the state-of-the-art training facility for the NHL’s Washington Capitals. The facility features two indoor NHL-sized ice rinks and a range of events including open and free practices, and training camps for the Washington Capitals. In 2013, KCI hosted the United States Olympic Men’s National Team Orientation Camp, designed to assist in the preparation of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team that competed at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. It also hosted the U.S. Under-18 Select Team and U.S. Under-17 Select Team in 2015.
The two ice sheets offer an estimated 12,000 hours of ice time per year for use by youth, high school and college hockey teams, figure skating, synchronized skating, recreational skating, and learn-to-skate programs for hockey and broomball. The Washington Little Capitals, a top tier 1 program, also play at the facility as well as the recently developed Capitals Academy Travel teams and Rooftop Hockey House League. At least 500 hours of ice time are donated by the Capitals to Arlington County to offer the economically disadvantaged and physically and mentally challenged members of the community an opportunity to use the facility.
KCI is the only year-round, indoor ice rink in the Washington, D.C., area that is located inside of the beltway and is Metro accessible.
“The extension of the naming rights agreement with Monumental Sports shows our continued commitment to Arlington County, the Capitals and the greater metropolitan area,” said Robert C. Kettler, chairman and CEO of Kettler. “We are proud to be named the official property management company of Monumental Sports and the exceptional teams they represent. With a longstanding history of developing and managing properties particularly in the Arlington submarket, we look forward to the continued success of KCI and the partnership with Monumental Sports & Entertainment.”
Kettler has developed more than five million square feet of commercial space and more than 46,000 homes, and manages 30,000 apartments in over 100 communities from New York to North Carolina. Ranked one of the top multi-family developers in the nation, Kettler has won hundreds of awards for housing design, land planning and urban design while focusing on the enrichment of local communities.
Kettler and Kettler Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and surrounding mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Tysons, Va., the company specializes in the planning and development of multi-family housing, planned communities and mixed-use projects. The company is focused on urban and suburban revitalization with a special emphasis on transit-oriented and mixed-use development. Kettler’s current development pipeline consists of 15 projects totaling over 5,000 units. Kettler Management successfully manages 30,000 apartments in over 100 communities for Kettler and 3rd party clients from New York to North Carolina, and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com
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.