USL Adds The Monument Sports Group as Preferred Supplier
30 Oct, 2017
The United Soccer Leagues, LLC, announced The Monument Sports Group as the Official Sports Insurance Agency Supplier. Monument Sports will be an official supplier for all related properties, including the United Soccer League – one of the most prominent Division II professional leagues in the world – USL’s Division III, the Premier Development League (PDL) and the Super Y League. In addition, the sports insurance leader will have a presence at the USL’s annual Winter Summit in December.
The Monument Sports Group is an insurance agency founded to address the specific needs of professional and amateur sports organizations, businesses and individuals. Sports-related exposures and risks differ significantly from the risks involved in the general insurance marketplace. The Monument Sports Group recognizes these differences and is committed to delivering tailor-made programs and services. As sports insurance specialists, MSG helps clients identify, understand and manage their risks.
“Monument Sports is a leader in the sports insurance industry, and we are thrilled to have them join our Preferred Supplier Program,” said USL President Jake Edwards. “As USL continues to grow, it is imperative that our clubs understand the exposure and risks specific to our sport. As a specialist in the sports environment and a company with a deep understanding of our league, The Monument Sports Group will continue to serve as an excellent resource.”
“Having been associated with the USL since 1997 has been one of the most rewarding business relationships of my long career,” The Mounument Sports Group President Mark Grossman said. “Our agency has dedicated itself to being the most trusted insurance and risk management partner for the USL home office, teams and players both professional and amateur. It is incredibly gratifying to watch and be a part of the tremendous growth both on and off the field. We take great pride in continuing to help the USL, PDL, Super Y and all of its member teams navigate the often-confusing world of insurance. We look forward to many more years of working together to make USL the best league in sports.”
Over the next five years, the USL will oversee the expansion of an estimated 30–40 new franchises at the second and third divisions of professional soccer, creating numerous opportunities for potential suppliers and vendors to support this growth.
Through its Preferred Supplier Program, the USL will connect suppliers with both new franchise owners and existing USL clubs looking to deliver the best possible experience for fans. Preferred suppliers must meet the USL’s strict quality standards. These are “Best in Class” companies that provide services and products to professional franchises and stadium developers. The USL is currently in discussions with suppliers that support stadium development, as well as the buildout of team front offices and operations.
Current members of the USL Preferred Supplier Program include:
The Monument Sports Group
For more information on the USL Preferred Supplier Program, contact Josh Keller at Josh.Keller@uslsoccer.com.
About The Monument Sports Group: Monument Sports provides reliable, professional insurance services for sporting and recreational facilities and events. Based in Richmond, Virginia, Monument Sports helps clients identify, understand, and manage their risks, specializing in the following areas: Commercial General Liability, Workers Compensation, Property, Participant Accident/Supplemental Medical, Business Auto, Umbrella and other coverages.
About USL: The USL is one of the most prominent Division II professional soccer leagues in the world, with 30 markets in 20 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces for the 2017 season. In total, the USL reaches a population of 75 million people, fueling the growth of professional soccer across North America.
In 2016, more than $100 million were invested league-wide into stadium infrastructure to create venues that deliver an unforgettable fan and competitor experience. The USL has national media partnerships with ESPN and SiriusXM, and recently invested $10 million to create USL Productions – which includes a state-of-the-art facility that will produce and distribute nearly 500 league matches and more than 1,000 hours of original content to national partners, local affiliates, USL’s Match Center and international markets.
A growing league, the USL has more than doubled in size since 2014, with Ottawa Fury FC, Reno 1868 FC and the Tampa Bay Rowdies debuting in 2017. Three new clubs are set to debut in 2018, with Nashville, Tenn., Fresno, Calif., and Las Vegas officially announced as new markets. The league will then add a new club in Birmingham, Ala. in 2019, and make its return to Austin, Texas, the same year. The USL regularly features international exhibitions against leading Premier League, Liga MX, and Bundesliga clubs, among others.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of more than 50 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to marketing, communications and sponsorship. Follow the USL at USLSoccer.com, the USL Match Center, and on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.