DraftKings has unveiled the grand opening of its new Boston headquarters, which it states will become a major component in its efforts to become the ultimate sports entertainment option for fans.
Becoming the largest single-floor plan in Boston, and more than double the size of the company’s previous office in the city, the state-of-the-art Back Bay neighbourhood was the location for a ceremony opening the 105,000-square foot space this week.
In attendance at the debut, and official ribbon-cutting ceremony, was Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito alongside DraftKings co-founders Jason Robins, Paul Liberman and Matt Kalish.
Robins, DraftKings CEO and co-founder, commented: “Massachusetts has been home to DraftKings since our inception, and we take immense pride in being part of the vibrant technology community here.
“Our new headquarters will foster innovation, while providing a true home field advantage as we work toward our goal of being the ultimate sports entertainment destination for fans.”
Via opening the new space the company is to accelerate its current growth projections, which has seen a 65-percent increase year-over-year for employee headcount,
Furthermore, it also comes complete with professional production and podcast studios, along with green rooms, to bolster DraftKings’ focus on in-house content creation, in addition to custom made work areas designed to spark innovation and the development of new products.
Since being founded in 2012, DraftKings has established office locations across the United States, more specifically in California, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey and New York.
“Massachusetts is home to a thriving innovation economy, and we are pleased that DraftKings is a part of that economy,” added Governor Baker. “We are glad to support an environment that encourages the expansion of Massachusetts-based tech companies like this one.”
Last month the company aligned with Caesars Entertainment in a multi-state agreement, providing market access across a number of US jurisdictions.