D.C. United, Washington D.C’s Major League Soccer (MLS) team, has just signed a long-term exclusive partnership with sports betting and daily fantasy operator FanDuel.
The agreement will officially name FanDuel as the team’s exclusive sports betting partner, and there are also plans to establish a FanDuel-branded retail sportsbook at its home stadium, Audi Field, in 2021.
“D.C. United is looking forward to the opportunity of working with a first-rate operator in this new and exciting space,” Sam Porter, the team’s chief strategy officer, said.
“The FanDuel Sportsbook is best-in-class and we believe their expertise, technology, and product will provide our fans, guests at Audi Field, and the Buzzard Point neighborhood a full-slate of entertainment options,” Porter added.
“As we continue to expand our nationwide footprint, joining forces with one of the MLS’ most iconic clubs allow us to bring America’s #1 Sportsbook to the nations’s capital,” Matt King, FanDuel’s chief executive, said.
“We’re partnering with D.C United to elevate the fan experience at Audi Field and bring the DMV area an in-person sports gaming experience other parts of the US come to know and love from FanDuel,” he added.