NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, FanDuel Group, a leader in fantasy sports, online gaming, and television content, announced the grand opening of the first-ever FanDuel Sportsbook located at the New Meadowlands Racetrack. Open to the public on Saturday, July 14, at 11:00 am ET, FanDuel's new 5,310 square foot sports betting retail location is adjacent to MetLife Stadium and is the closest in proximity to New York City, making it the go-to sports betting destination in the northeast.
“The opening of our first sportsbook at the Meadowlands is reflective of our commitment to providing sports fans a best-in-class experience,” said Matt King, CEO, FanDuel Group. “We’re excited to partner with Jeff Gural and the team at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment on what we believe will be the premier sports betting experience for fans in New Jersey, New York, and across the northeast region.”
The FanDuel Sportsbook will feature bets on all major U.S. sports, including professional baseball, soccer, football, basketball, golf, boxing, motorsports racing, and more. At opening, the location will initially feature 10 teller windows and 27 televisions and accommodate up to 490 people. By the start of the football season, the FanDuel Sportsbook will expand to include 15 tellers, 65 television screens, and a capacity of close to 650 people. Customers can watch the games and dine on incredible food in a state of the art lounge.
“Partnering with FanDuel Group and our proximity to New York City puts us in prime position to capitalize on the seemingly endless opportunities around sports betting,” said Jeff Gural, Chairman & CEO of Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment. “Opening our doors on the eve of the biggest soccer game in the world is just the start. We look forward to enhancing the gameday experience for local fans, as well as visitors from around the world.”
In addition to future wagers on professional football and baseball, the July 14 sports betting offerings will feature the finals of the world’s largest soccer tournament, men’s and women’s tennis finals from England, and a slew of professional baseball games that will conclude the first half of the season.
FanDuel Sportsbook retail location will be open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am ET to 1:00 am ET; Friday from 10 am ET to 2:00 am; Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 am; and Sunday from 9:00 am – 1:00 am ET. For exclusive updates on upcoming products and announcements, please visit www.fanduel.com/sportsbook.
About FanDuel Group
FanDuel Group is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media, including FanDuel, Betfair US, DRAFT, and TVG. FanDuel Group has a presence across 45 states and 8 million customers. The company is based in New York with offices in California, New Jersey, Florida, Oregon, and Scotland. FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of Paddy Power Betfair plc, a leading international sports betting and gaming operator and a constituent of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange.