FanDuel has deepened its presence across the US’ sporting landscape by officially debuting a retail sportsbook entity within DC United’s Audi Field home arena that was first detailed in October 2020.
The multi-year partnership, which designated FanDuel as the exclusive sports betting sponsor of the Washington DC football side, said at the time that the plans for the sports betting space formed the “cornerstone of the partnership”.
The subsidiary of Flutter Entertainment stated a primary aim of elevating the fan experience via an “in-person sports gaming experience other parts of the US have come to know and love”.
This latest expansion of the FanDuel footprint stretches over 2,700 square feet and features three wagering stations, 47 HD televisions, two large video walls, 18 self-service kiosks and a view to the field for fans to enjoy DC United matches and other sporting events.
The FanDuel Sportsbook at Audi Field, which is located just inside Gate A, is open daily from 10am-12am, and also boasts a full kitchen and bar.
This completes a trifecta of Washington DC sportsbooks located inside local stadia, with FanDuel and the Major League Soccer franchise becoming the second such opening of the year.
On February 1, 2022, MGM Resorts officially announced the debut of a first retail sportsbook connected to a Major League Baseball stadium, courtesy of its Washington Nationals collaboration.
This itself followed a “major milestone in American sports history” being praised in May 2021, after William Hill, now Caesars Entertainment, officially debuted its sportsbook space at Monumental Sports & Entertainment‘s Capital One Arena.
At the time this became the first ever sports betting venue to open within a US professional sports facility, and followed a deal struck in October 2019 which also saw the firm become exclusive sports betting partner of the group’s Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics owned franchises.