DraftKings has confirmed the launch of its new Boston headquarters, with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joining company co-founders Jason Robins, Paul Liberman and Matt Kalish to undertake the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Tuesday’s ceremony celebrated the opening of the 105,000-square-foot space, which is the largest single-floor office plan in Boston and more than double the size of the firm’s former Boston HQ.
According to the company, the move will allow it to “…accelerate its skyrocketing growth” and comfortably accommodate a staff headcount that has increased 65 per cent year-on-year to more than 700 employees.
Equipped with professional production and podcast studios along with green rooms to bolster DraftKings’ focus on in-house content creation, the space also features custom and dynamic work areas designed to spark innovation and the development of new products.
To complement DraftKings’ collaborative workspace and culture, the office offers amenity centers along with lockers, showers and mothers’ rooms. Since being founded in 2012, the firm has established office locations across the United States in California, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey and New York.
“Massachusetts has been home to DraftKings since our inception, and we take immense pride in being part of the vibrant technology community here,” said Robins, DraftKings CEO and Co-Founder. “Our new headquarters will foster innovation while providing a true homefield advantage as we work toward our goal of being the ultimate sports entertainment destination for fans.”
Governor Baker added: “Massachusetts is home to a thriving innovation economy, and we are pleased that DraftKings is a part of that economy. We are glad to support an environment that encourages the expansion of Massachusetts-based tech companies like this one.”