FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2011
Monumental Report to Serve as Hyper-Local Online Community Platform
Website links to local sports, entertainment and community news
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monumental Report, a new media platform featuring links to local sports, entertainment and community news and resources, was launched today by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, announced Ted Leonsis, the company’s founder and chairman.
Updated daily, Monumental Report (http://www.monumentalreport.com) provides visitors with a central location to access current information related to teams, venues and communities within the D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia region.
“Monumental Report is a unique tool designed to connect people with what matters to them in their community,” said Leonsis. “Millions of people visit our venues each year, and we are excited to launch Monumental Report for them as an interactive guide to the area. The website also supports the growth of regional businesses through content that drives consumers to local establishments.”
With an emphasis on sports, entertainment, dining, small business, philanthropy and community, Monumental Report includes a variety of links and information as well as original content.
The website’s sports features include daily links aimed at fans of the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics as well as links to local college and university teams and updates on local youth and amateur sports tournaments and camps.
Interactive maps highlighting businesses to visit around the Verizon Center, Kettler Capitals Iceplex and George Mason University’s Patriot Center are included among in the site’s entertainment content. In addition to restaurant, movie and entertainment reviews, Monumental Report contains details about upcoming concerts and music artists. A comprehensive calendar provides an overview of upcoming events throughout the region. Focusing on the community, the website consists of neighborhood notes, business news and information on area events and charities.
In addition to interactive maps, Monumental Report utilizes several other forms of technology. Real-time Twitter feeds featuring tweets by athletes, artists, fans and the media showcase the latest conversations in the region. Foursquare, Facebook news feeds and photo hosting are incorporated into the website. Monumental Report also will offer several new advertising options to small businesses.
“Monumental Sports & Entertainment is most commonly recognized as owning the Capitals, Wizards, Mystics and the Verizon Center, but fundamentally we are a content, local e-commerce and network media company,” Leonsis said. “The launch of Monumental Report is another step in our ongoing evolution as a bricks and clicks new media entity. We have a major positive impact on local businesses, and we are committed to supporting our partners as well as local fans and consumers with this unique new property.”
Monumental Sports & Entertainment 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. Monumental Sports owns and operates three professional sports teams: the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals and WNBA’s Washington Mystics. The group also owns and operates Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C., oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University’s Patriot Center.