The rooftop stadium reimagines tennis, offering sweeping views of the District and a unique game-day experience for Kastles fans including several culinary options. More than five million people have annually been visiting the District since the Market reopened in 2012.
Speaking of the new stadium, the team’s owner Mark Ein said “As a Washingtonian who loves this city, I am dedicated to bringing our community together and showcasing D.C. as a world-class destination through the power of sports. From its roots as Centre Market, a fresh food venue established more than 100 years ago, Union Market has become a great unifier for our community. Kastles Stadium at Union Market will be the perfect home court for our franchise and will connect people from all walks of life throughout the region.”
“We look forward to making memories here for many seasons to come, and are grateful to partner with a visionary like Jodie McLean and the EDENS team to provide fans with an unmatched sports and entertainment experience,” he added.
Some of the top world players will be playing on this distinct court this summer. They include Kastles’ stars Venus Williams, Nick Kyrgios, and Maryland native Frances Tiafoe.
Kastles, led by Tiafoe, will host the Las Vegas Rollers on the new home court in the new season on July 15.
EDENS CEO Jodie McLean stated that the company is committed to contributing to the evolution of D.C. as a world-class city. “Bringing elite athletes to an innovative pop-up stadium and working with city thought leaders like Mark Ein, Councilmember McDuffie and Mayor Bowser is a privilege,” said McLean.
“Our financial and emotional investments in the Union Market District are aimed at building a community of creativity, innovation, and inclusion for all,” he added.
NEW: Edens and the Washington Kastles just announced the pro tennis team will play at a new stadium built on the rooftop of the Union Market building, beginning as soon as July 15 pic.twitter.com/CKB1PgDwdx
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Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5 Councilmember, said that he was excited to welcome the Washington Kastles to their new stadium atop Union Market. “The fans who attend games in this stunning new venue will experience the extensive and growing assortment of offerings in the Union Market District, and those residents who live nearby will enjoy the addition of this unique outdoor recreation and entertainment space,” said McDuffie.
The Kastles have played across Washington, D.C. over the past 11 years in several locations that became some of the city’s most iconic neighborhood destinations. Kastles Stadium at Union Market provides a unique setting for professional tennis competition in the country, making it the most exciting venue for the Kastles to date.
Visit www.washingtonkastles.com or call 202-4TENNIS (483-6647) for information about tickets.