Connecticut-based casino and resort Mohegan Sun has penned a strategic partnership with MLS team New York City FC, promising its fan-base a unique experience.

Due to run throughout the 2019 season, the new partnership intends to create an enhanced customer experience during home games and select events throughout the year.

Mohegan Sun, the signature property of tribal operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, is set to become the first-ever presenting partner for the club’s on-field pen pass area, a private VIP pre-game area.

The casino operator will also have brand-presence at two exclusive NYCFC events this year that will facilitate and strengthen connections between fans and their favourite team.

Meanwhile all members of the Mohegan Sun Momentum Rewards programme will have the chance to take advantage of NYCFC ticket offers across the season.

Current members of the programme also include MLB franchise the New York Yankees and NBA team the Boston Celtics.

“Mohegan Sun is excited to welcome NYCFC into our family of Momentum Partners,” said Ray Pineault, president and general Manager of Mohegan Sun.

“Offering our guests fresh, unique experiences is our goal. The program we have put in place with NYCFC – one of the US’ top sports and entertainment brands – delivers on that promise.”