Etihad Airways has signed a multi-year extension to its partnership with Monumental Sports & Entertainment, the owner of three professional sports teams in the US.
Under the partnership, first signed in 2015, Etihad will continue to serve as the Exclusive International Airline Partner of the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the NBA’s Washington Wizards and WNBA’s Washington Mystics, as well as Capital One Arena.
Etihad Airways is the Official Naming Rights Partner for the VIP lounge at Capital One Arena, which serves approximately 2,000 VIP guests and fans on Wizards and Capitals game nights.
Etihad Airways will also work with MSE to develop new content initiatives around basketball and ice hockey.
Jim Van Stone, president of business operations and chief commercial officer at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, and Patrick Pierce, Etihad Airways vice-president of marketing partnership, were key figures in the negotiation.