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Occasions DC Declares Naming Rights Alternative for The District’s Leisure & Sports activities Area | Information

Washington, DC, Jan. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Occasions DC in the present day introduced its seek for a naming rights associate for the District’s Leisure & Sports activities Area, situated in Southeast DC’s Congress Heights neighborhood. Occasions DC goals to associate with a company enthusiastic about being entrance and middle within the evolution and revitalization of the historic St. Elizabeths campus in Ward 8.

“The Leisure & Sports activities Area is a centerpiece for the revitalization of the historic Congress Heights neighborhood,” mentioned Angie M. Gates, president and CEO of Occasions DC. “As we seek for a naming rights associate for the sector, we’re searching for a company to affix us in enjoying a pivotal position on this evolution of Southeast DC, whereas sustaining the legacy and offering significant assist to the continued progress of our thriving and vibrant group.”

Leisure & Sports activities Area is the state-of-the-art residence to the WNBA Washington Mystics and Capital Metropolis Go-Go of the NBA G League. That includes 80,000 sq. toes of area house and 4,200 seats, the venue’s versatile layouts, trendy design, intimate seating and transit accessibility have made it a well-liked vacation spot for a variety of sporting and cultural occasions because it’s inception. Opened in 2018, Leisure & Sports activities Area hosts occasions together with the Colonial Athletic Affiliation Males’s Basketball Championship, All Elite Wrestling, USA Males’s and Girls’s Basketball worldwide qualifying video games, Beltway Battles skilled boxing and world-class concert events that includes Mary J. Blige, Wale, Thievery Company, UB40 and rather more.

Naming rights at Leisure & Sports activities Area embrace a broad portfolio of advantages for the associate company, together with model inclusion within the title and brand of the venue, the chance to combine their model picture into the design of the sector, hospitality entry and digital and social media influence, amongst different parts. Exterior signage and all through the venue, in addition to media protection, will promote the associate domestically, nationally and internationally by venue affiliation on an ongoing foundation.

“This can be a high-profile alternative for an organization dedicated to DC to be authentically engaged in Ward 8,” mentioned Ralph Morton, senior vice chairman and managing director of Occasions DC’s Sports activities and Leisure Division. “We’re centered on constructing a mutually useful partnership with a sponsor to attain their enterprise goals, whereas being a catalyst for progress and a supply of pleasure locally.”

To facilitate the naming rights associate search, Occasions DC is partnering with Oak View Group (OVG) a worldwide sports activities and leisure firm that manages, operates, consults and gives hospitality companies for over 300 venues on 4 completely different continents. OVG oversees the operations of Local weather Pledge Area at Seattle Heart, UBS Area in Belmont Park, NY, Moody Heart in Austin, TX and Acrisure Area in Larger Palm Springs, CA, amongst others.

Occasions DC encourages enterprise leaders enthusiastic about exploring the naming rights alternative to go to to study extra and begin the dialog.

About DC Occasions:

Occasions DC, the official conference and sports activities authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier occasion companies and versatile venues throughout the nation’s capital. Leveraging the ability of a world-class vacation spot and creating wonderful attendee experiences, Occasions DC generates financial and group advantages by the attraction and promotion of enterprise, athletic, leisure and cultural actions. Occasions DC overlooks the Walter E. Washington Conference Heart, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism financial system that hosts greater than 1.7 million guests and generates greater than $400 million yearly in direct financial influence and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Sq.. Occasions DC manages the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus (RFK Campus), together with Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Pageant Grounds at RFK Campus, the non-military capabilities of the DC Armory and the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Keep present on the 190-acre RFK Campus Redevelopment Challenge at Occasions DC additionally constructed and serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the primary LEED-certified main skilled sports activities stadium in america. Occasions DC manages Gateway DC, RISE Demonstration Heart and Leisure & Sports activities Area all conveniently situated within the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For extra info, please go to and discover us on social media – Fb, Instagram and YouTube (Occasions DC), and Twitter (@TheEventsDC) — and on our new hub for stay and on-demand occasion programming on GATHER by Occasions DC at


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