What’s the news: T-Mobile is deepening its commitment to Puerto Rico, landing exclusive naming rights for Distrito T-Mobile, a massive, new entertainment complex in San Juan. Opening in April 2020, Distrito T-Mobile will serve up incredible concerts, movies, games, dining and so much more to the people of Puerto Rico for the next decade!
Why it matters: While Verizon remains absent and AT&T exits the island, T-Mobile is all-in on its support for the people of Puerto Rico as the community rebuilds and re-emerges stronger than ever.
Who it’s for: The people of Puerto Rico.
BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) — in partnership with PRISA Group and ASM Global — today unveiled Distrito T-Mobile, a massive new entertainment complex in Puerto Rico, underscoring its commitment to the island as it rebuilds following Hurricane Maria and recent earthquakes. T-Mobile is the founding naming partner with a 10-year commitment, marking the first T-Mobile venue outside the continental U.S. and the first naming rights deal of its kind in Puerto Rico. Opening in April 2020, Distrito T-Mobile will become the hub of all things fun in San Juan, complete with some Un-carrier perks for all venue visitors.
“The residents of Puerto Rico have shown so much resilience as they rebuild after one of the worst natural disasters ever, and we want them to know T-Mobile is here to support them — this time, through a huge 10-year investment into the region,” said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile. “We’re honored to expand our role in helping the community bounce back with Distrito T-Mobile — this is going to be epic!”
It’s true … there’s something for everyone at Distrito T-Mobile. The 476,000-square-foot complex features a Caribbean Cinemas VIP movie theater; Toro Verde ziplines; a virtual reality gaming center complete with laser tag and a bowling alley; a wide range of restaurants and a digital scenery system composed of 14,000 square feet of LED screens, including one of the largest horizontal 4K screens in the U.S. Plus, the Coca-Cola Music Hall will serve as the go-to venue for concerts and shows, while the first Aloft hotel in the Caribbean will become the ultimate place to stay.
The Un-carrier is providing all Distrito T-Mobile visitors with the awesome perks below — along with a couple of extras thrown in only for T-Mobile customers!
- Device charging stations, so everyone can stay connected while they explore.
- Every day of the week, visitors get their first hour of parking free. And every Tuesday, T-Mobile customers get a second hour of parking for FREE — just for being a T-Mobile customer.
- T-Mobile customers even get their own, dedicated VIP Express Line for quick entry into the Coca-Cola Music Hall — all they have to do is show their phone. And, they may even be surprised with a seat upgrade for some events!
“Today’s announcement and 10-year naming rights commitment underscores the support T-Mobile has consistently shown to Puerto Rico,” said Federico Stubbe Jr., President of PRISA Group. “There’s no finer destination for entertainment on the Island than Distrito T-Mobile, and we’re thrilled to have a disruptive partner in the Un-carrier to help bring this innovative vision of the future of entertainment to life for the benefit of all Puerto Ricans and visitors from throughout the world.”
In early 2019, T-Mobile rolled out a massive 600 MHz network expansion and in December 2019, T-Mobile launched 5G nationwide across the US, including blanketing nearly all of the island with 5G. And beyond the $450 million invested in building network coverage following Hurricane Maria in 2017, T-Mobile has repeatedly donated towards disaster recovery in the wake of recent hurricanes and earthquakes.
“We at ASM Global are thrilled to have T-Mobile as our premier, naming rights partner at this incredible new venue,” said Bob Newman, President and CEO of ASM Global. “We have worked closely with T-Mobile for years, which makes us confident in our ability to elevate Distrito T-Mobile beyond anything we’ve ever seen in Puerto Rico.”
About T-Mobile US, Inc.
As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. Our advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 86 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.
About PRISA Group
PRISA Group (“PRISA”) is a Puerto Rican company owned by the Stubbe family that is dedicated to the development and construction of green residential communities and resorts in Puerto Rico and Florida. PRISA has developed residential communities with over 3,000 units in the last 20 years, mainly in its Sabanera communities in Cidra, Gurabo and Dorado, and in Dorado Beach Resort. In recent years, PRISA has completed several tourism projects, including El Dorado Beach, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, first in the Americas, West Beach & East Beach Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences, Hyatt Place San Juan / Bayamón & El Tropical Casino, Hyatt Place Manatee & Atlantic Casino, Hyatt House San Juan, Hyatt Place San Juan / City Center, Springhill Suites and Residence Inn Millenia, Orlando and AC Hotel by Marriott Metwest International, Westshore, Tampa, the latter in Florida. In the development of these projects, PRISA currently employs over 1,450 people between direct and indirect jobs. PRISA is also developing an Element by Westin in Orlando, Florida and a hospital in association with Johns Hopkins Medicine International in Dorado, Puerto Rico. PRISA has been the recipient of several awards, including Builder of the Decade, three Planned Community of the Year awards granted by the Association of Home Builders (“ACH”) and the highest honor conferred by the AC, the Frank Ramírez de Arellano Award. In November 2014, PRISA was named the Developer of the Year of the Americas by Hyatt Hotel Corporation for the development of its Hyatt portfolio. For more information: www.prisagroup.com.
About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading provider of innovative venue services and live experiences. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences.
ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem-solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.
T-Mobile US, Inc. Media Relations