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Baltimore's AFL team to introduce new head coach

Tuesday December 13, 2016

Team to Play at Royal Farms Arena Starting Spring 2017

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monumental Sports & Entertainment founder and majority owner Ted Leonsis introduces the new head coach of the Arena Football League’s Baltimore team on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Royal Farms Arena at 10 a.m. This is the first opportunity for media to meet – and hear from – the head coach. In addition, Marques Colston, co-owner of the Philadelphia Soul will be on hand to talk about the new Baltimore team and Sean Huffman, vice president of MedStar Health Sports Medicine, will be on hand to talk about the Baltimore team partnership. Jeff Bowler, vice president of business operations for Monumental Sports & Entertainment will also be on hand.

The new head coach will lead the newest team in the AFL, which will play at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena starting in the spring of 2017. The inaugural season will be presented by MedStar Health.

Fans can secure their season tickets for the Baltimore arena football team with a $50 deposit per seat by calling 667-930-0200 or by visiting Ticketmaster.

MSE also owns the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and the AFL’s Washington Valor. It recently acquired an ownership stake in aXiomatic, which owns esports franchise Team Liquid.

Attending media should RSVP to credentials@Monumentalsports.com. Members of the media should enter through the main arena doors located on the Hopkins Place side of the building.

About AFL
The Arena Football League will enter its 30th Season in 2017. Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. Teams slated for 2017 include: Baltimore, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C. CBS Sports Network nationally broadcast AFL games each week, culminating with the ArenaBowl.

About SMG
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit www.smgworld.com.

About Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), located in Washington, D.C., is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates five professional sports teams: the AFL’s Washington Valor, NBA's Washington Wizards, NHL's Washington Capitals, WNBA's Washington Mystics and a soon to be named Baltimore AFL team to debut in 2017. The company is also co-owner of aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in global esports franchise Team Liquid, and owns and operates Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., which is annually ranked as one of the top venues in the world by industry publications Billboard, Pollstar and Venues Today. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also manages Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals and EagleBank Arena on George Mason University's campus. The District of Columbia and Events DC are building a new sports and entertainment facility in Southeast DC on the St. Elizabeth’s East campus. The facility will feature a state-of-the art training facility for the Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics and will also include a 4,200 seat arena which will become the new home of the Washington Mystics. The facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also co-owns and operates Monumental Sports Network (MSN) with the NBC Sports Group. MSN is the mid-Atlantic region’s top destination for exclusive fan experiences and original sports content across desktop, tablet, mobile and OTT streaming devices. Visit www.monumentalsports.com.