DraftKings Opens New Office in Boston’s Back Bay Neighborhood
New England Council member DraftKings Inc.
has moved into its new Boston headquarters in the Back Bay neighborhood, complete
with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour attended by Governor Charlie Baker and
other Boston city officials. At 150,000-square-feet, the new space is double the
size of DraftKing’s previous office, making it the occupant of one of the
largest single-floor office plans in the city.
The new facility accommodates the
staff of more than 700, approximately 65 percent of whom were hired last year
alone. The new headquarters is equipped with professional production and
podcast studios that will allow content to be produced in-house. This expansion
follows the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year that allows states to
determine their own sports gambling laws.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony,
Governor Charlie Baker said, “DraftKings made a big statement here about the
city of Boston and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. . . They really want
this to be their home. As a company that’s growing like crazy in a very
fast-moving and fast-growing industry, that’s a great signal for people here in
Jason Robins, CEO of DraftKings,
commented, “Massachusetts has been home to DraftKings since our inception, and
we take immense pride in being part of the vibrant technology community here. .
. Our new headquarters will foster innovation while providing a true home-field
advantage as we work toward our goal of being the ultimate sports entertainment
destination for fans.”
The Council congratulates
DraftKings on opening their new facility, and for continuing to be a pioneer in
the daily fantasy sports industry.