The reigning Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals will no longer be practicing at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
Still in the same location, the facility is being renamed the MedStar Capitals Iceplex thanks to an expanded 10-year partnership between the healthcare company and Monumental Sports & Entertainment.
Kettler Capitals Iceplex is getting a new name. It’s being renamed Medstar Capitals Iceplex as part of a new partnership between Monumental and the health care company. #Caps pic.twitter.com/n2msyB5jl0— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) July 30, 2018
When I say “new” it’s really an expanded agreement. #Caps fans with a sharp eye know that players have sported a Medstar patch on their practice jerseys for a couple of years now. https://t.co/A4hwjbGhUX— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) July 30, 2018
Monumental Sports chairman and CEO Ted Leonsis shared the news Monday, and it was part of a larger announcement that MedStar Health now owns the naming rights partner for all Monumental Sports training facilities.
The new building in Southeast Washington, D.C. for the Wizards, Mystics and the NBA G League's Capital City Go-Go will also be named the MedStar Wizards Performance Center. It a $65 million project that is expected to open this fall.
“It takes a big team to lead and manage these professional athletes. We think we can get a competitive advantage by making sure all of our athletes get the very best care and that’s why this partnership is so impactful for us.” - @TedLeonsis— Monumental Sports (@MSE) July 30, 2018
The facility near Capital One Arena in Chinatown used by Wizards District Gaming — the esports team that competes in the NBA 2K League — is included in this naming rights deal, as well, and will be called the MedStar Wizards District Gaming Studio.
It’s also MedStar...with an uppercase ‘S’. They’re now the naming rights partner for all MSE training facilities, including the new building in Southeast DC that’ll be home to the Wizards, Mystics and Go-Go. That facility will be named the MedStar Wizards Performance Center.— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) July 30, 2018
Monumental Sports & Entertainment owns the Capitals, Wizards and Mystics, along with the G League team and the Arena Football League's Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade.
Here is the full announcement from Monday morning:
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We were live from the newly named MedStar Capitals Iceplex. Watch as we share details about our expanded partnership with Monumental Sports and Entertainment. #MedStarProudPosted by MedStar Health on Monday, July 30, 2018
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