WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 8, 2023) – D.C. United have today announced that the club and Ocean City Maryland Tourism have agreed to a two-year partnership deal through 2024.
Ocean City, MD. is home to over 8,000 residents and is one of the premier summer destinations along the east coast with its gorgeous beaches and famous boardwalk. Located just under three hours away from Washington, D.C., Ocean City stretches 10 miles along the Atlantic Ocean and is a popular destination for millions of people every year looking to brighten up their summer away from the city.
“D.C. United are excited to welcome Ocean City, Maryland to the club as a key tourism partner in the DMV area,” said Danita Johnson, President of Business Operations, D.C. United. “We are committed to growing, diversifying, and strengthening our local roots and we believe that this partnership with Ocean City Tourism accomplishes that goal.”
Ocean City will receive prominent branding throughout Audi Field, the club’s downtown Washington, D.C. stadium, premium client appreciation benefits at D.C. United home matches, and hospitality and digital assets. Additionally, Ocean City will have activation nights and the opportunity for fan appreciation during halftime of D.C. United home matches.
“We’re proud to be partnering with the talented D.C. United to help inspire the D.C. market to join us and enjoy all Ocean City Maryland has to offer,” said Tom Perlozzo, Director of Tourism and Business Development for Ocean City Maryland Tourism. “In the same way D.C. United creates a memorable experience for its fans, we want to help travelers create amazing memories in Ocean City at our beautiful beaches, incredible dining establishments, world-class golf courses, and so much more.”
For more information about D.C. United please visit: www.dcunited.com.
About D.C. United
One of the founding clubs of Major League Soccer in 1996, D.C. United are among the most decorated teams in the United States with 13 domestic and international trophies.
D.C. United have called the District home for the past 27 seasons and play their home games at Audi Field in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest, Washington, D.C, which opened in 2018. In addition to D.C. United games, the 20,000-seat soccer-specific stadium hosts over 100 events year-round, including the District’s premier arts, culinary, and music festival, Unite the District Fest. Audi Field is also home to America’s number one sportsbook through a partnership with FanDuel Group.
The Black-and-Red have won the MLS Cup four times (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004), the Supporters’ Shield four times (1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times (1996, 2008 and 2013).
For more information and club updates, please visit www.dcunited.com and find us on social media @dcunited.
About Ocean City, Maryland:
Located along Maryland’s coast in Worcester County, Ocean City (OC) stretches along 10 miles of beach from the Inlet to the Delaware state line. Awarded as one of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Beaches and “One of America's Cleanest, Greenest Beach Communities,” it claims distinct neighborhoods - Downtown, Midtown and Uptown - each with a charm and offering all its own. In addition to its beaches, OC offers a famous 3-mile boardwalk, numerous amusement parks, 17 championship golf courses, 200+ restaurants and the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Accommodations include more than 10,000 hotel rooms from major hotel chains to quaint, locally owned gems, and 21,000 rentable condominiums. The convenient resort town, by car, is within five hours of New York and Richmond, and less than three hours from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia and, by air, the Salisbury/Ocean City Regional Airport is just 30 minutes from OC. To learn more and start planning your trip visit, www.ococean.com.