The Washington Commanders announced Friday that the team will move its business operations from FedEx Field to the University of Maryland Discovery District in early 2024 to meet growing demand for stadium suites while expanding the franchise's footprint in Maryland. announced that it would be moving to
“Commanders fans are passionate about supporting their team, and we are dedicated to ensuring the best possible experience on and off the field,” said Commanders President Jason Wright. “The relocation of our headquarters provides an exciting new space to watch home games and strengthens the collaboration of our business staff and our partnership with the University of Maryland.”
The new office location was chosen on the fourth floor of the building at 4600 River Road to foster connections with the university, local businesses and the community. It is a 150-acre research and innovation hub in the heart of the Discovery District, east of the UMD campus, whose more than 60 tenants include federal agencies such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and companies such as Capital One. It is included. Amenities such as Adobe and Raytheon, and the University of Maryland Hotel and Hall CP.
The district is a key component of Greater College Park, a $2 billion public-private effort to revitalize the Baltimore Avenue corridor and the community surrounding the university.
“The University of Maryland is proud to welcome the Washington Commanders to campus as part of our ever-growing Discovery District,” said Ken Ullman, UMD's chief strategy officer for economic development. “The proximity to this new home for the Commander is a great opportunity for students pursuing valuable internships and new sports management programs. We look forward to all possibilities for partnership.”
The move follows business growth and fan engagement successes, including the acquisition of 13 new sponsors, a 20% increase in the team's season ticket holder base, and sold out every home game to date. Earlier this year, commanders also invested $40 million in upgrades to the fan experience at FedEx Field, including the addition of a themed suite that pays homage to retro arcade games, commemorates the history of the franchise, and honors U.S. military personnel. Announced.
“Prince George's County has been the proud home of the Washington Commanders for the past 25 years, and we are pleased to welcome the staff who support this organization to their new home in College Park,” said Maryland Governor Wes Moore. ” he said. “The leaders have made it clear that they are focused on winning on and off the field and supporting the local community, and this partnership with the University of Maryland underscores that commitment.” I am excited for the Commander-in-Chief to continue working with the residents of Prince George's County and small businesses in the area.”
This article was adapted from a news release by Commander Washington.