Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, today announced its partnership with Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates the Washington Capitals (NHL), Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Mystics (WNBA) and Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C.
Event-goers will now be able to pre-purchase parking passes to more than 15 parking lots, garages and valets in advance of an event at Verizon Center. Inventory is managed in real-time so customers can see up-to-the-minute inventory and prices online and print at home or access the parking pass from their mobile device.
“We are excited to add Parking Panda as a strategic partner,” says Tom Hunt, senior vice president of corporate partnerships for Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “Remaining focused on the customer and fan experience for all Verizon Center events is one of our public trusts as a company and we believe this partnership strengthens our focus by providing advanced access for parking downtown. The ease of access will be unparalleled and will add to the entire event experience.”
Parking Panda’s electronic parking pass system is integrated throughout major U.S. cities nationwide, with over 100 commercial parking locations in the downtown D.C. area, including more than 15 locations within easy walking distance of the Verizon Center. Customers and fans can view all partner parking facilities on a map in real-time with details on pricing, distance and availability. Reserving the guaranteed parking space in advance through the electronic parking pass system allows for peace of mind by being able to print the pass at home or by displaying the pass via mobile phone upon arrival at the selected garage location.
“We’re incredibly excited about this partnership with such a great and forward thinking organization as we continue to revolutionize how parking is done downtown nationwide,” says Parking Panda CEO Nick Miller. “Our take is that if customers already have guaranteed seats for an event, they should be able to have guaranteed parking for the event as well, even if that parking happens to be managed by third-party companies. Through the technology and relationships that we have built, we can now help to offer this seamless integration for an overwhelmingly better experience for events or any trip into the city.”
Verizon Center is a 20,000-seat multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue, owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), in downtown Washington, D.C. The arena is home to three professional sports teams, also owned by MSE, which include the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals and WNBA’s Washington Mystics. MSE also oversees management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University’s Patriot Center. Hosting an average of 220 events per year, inclusive of games, concerts, family shows and world-class sporting events, as well as home games for the NCAA’s Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball team, Verizon Center sits at the heart of a $7 billion redevelopment of downtown Washington, D.C., that began 15 years ago when the arena opened.
Parking Panda is the nationwide leader in online parking reservations for daily, monthly, and event parking and lists over 1.3 million parking spaces in over 12,000 parking locations across 73 U.S. cities. The company’s website and mobile apps provide an efficient and easy way for drivers to find and reserve guaranteed parking spaces at parking lots, garages and valets in their city. Parking Panda works with parking operators, venues, ticketing companies, events and professional sports teams nationwide to seamlessly integrate the availability of third-party parking facilities. For more information, visit ParkingPanda.com.