Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for Washington, DC, has announced its extension of a strategic partnership with Swansea City A.F.C. Events DC was the club's first FA Cup sleeve sponsor for the 2018-2019 campaign and has renewed this partnership for the historic knockout competition beginning Saturday, January 9, 2021.
“Washington, DC is home to a proud and storied history of hosting premier international soccer matches, and Events DC is delighted to return as a presenting sponsor of Swansea City’s FA Cup sleeve,” said Gregory A. O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events DC. “The continuation of our partnership with the Swans reinforces the importance of international soccer and their passionate fans in the District. DC is a world-class destination for sports, and this global platform will continue to drive increased visibility to soccer fans around the world.”
Through this partnership, both organizations look forward to strengthening world-class soccer talent in DC, while continuing to provide unique soccer experiences and visibility for the city’s passionate soccer fanbase.
“We are delighted Events DC will partner with us once again for this season’s FA Cup,” said Swansea City’s head of commercial, Rebecca Edwards-Symmons. “Events DC is a prestigious and highly-regarded name when it comes to elite-level hosting of events across a wide range of spectrums, and we are proud to have them as a partner and look forward to helping them promote a wonderful part of the world.”
Interest in this strategic partnership was sparked through the club’s American ownership and close working relationship with D.C. United. The extension of our partnership will again showcase the prestige of the FA Cup and its global visibility as the most-watched domestic cup competition in the world.
“We wish the Swans the best of luck in the FA Cup and look forward to hosting Swansea City and other international matches in our nation’s capital in the near future,” added O’Dell.
Swansea kicks off their 2020-21 Emirates FA Cup campaign at Stevenage on Saturday, January 9 (10 AM ET).
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that hosts more than 1.7 million visitors and generates more than $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus (RFK Campus), including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Festival Grounds at RFK Campus, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Stay current on the 190-acre RFK Campus Redevelopment Project at www.RFKCampus.com. Events DC also built and serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. Events DC manages Gateway DC, R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center and the Entertainment and Sports Arena (www.ESAontheRise.com), all conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com and find us on social media – Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (Events DC), and Twitter (@TheEventsDC).