Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images
Grizzlies announce partnership with FanDuel
Interactive experience at FedExForum will drive fantasy gaming partnership
On Tuesday, the Memphis Grizzlies today announced a new partnership with FanDuel, the global leader in one-day fantasy sports. This fully integrated marketing alliance makes FanDuel the exclusive and official Daily Fantasy Gaming Partner of the Grizzlies, and will include an interactive in-arena presence, access to unique Grizzlies experiences for FanDuel users, out-of-arena activations, and integration throughout Grizzlies media channels. The Grizzlies join an early group of professional sports franchises who have partnered with FanDuel, including 12 other NBA teams and 16 NFL franchises.
We are excited to align ourselves with an innovative and industry-leading company like FanDuel and engage our fanbase across the Mid-South in a brand new way.
-- Jason Wexler, Grizzlies President of Business Operations
A particularly notable part of the relationship between FanDuel and the Grizzlies will be a unique interactive experience at FedExForum. Launching next season, fans will be able to compete in free FanDuel leagues while cheering on the Grizzlies live from a specially redesigned in-bowl area.
Creating an immersive experience for fans, where they can live and breathe Grizzlies basketball, is important. Having a second-screen interaction in partnership with FanDuel that builds our fans’ daily connection to the Grizzlies will only enhance that.
-- Jason Wexler
Additionally, the partnership will provide FanDuel users access to unique Grizzlies-related experiences throughout the season and the chance to play and win prizes at official Grizzlies watch parties.
The Memphis Grizzlies have a passionate fanbase, regularly entertained with the franchise’s progressive steps toward fan interaction and activation that is unparalleled in the Mid-South. We truly admire the organization the Grizzlies have built and know that through this alliance we will offer unique and memorable experiences to Memphis fans.
-- Nigel Eccles, CEO of FanDuel
Coming off 26 consecutive home playoff sellouts, Grizz Nation fans are encouraged to purchase 2015-16 Season Tickets to guarantee playoff priority. Season Tickets are available by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com. For more information on the Grizzlies, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@memgrizz).
FanDuel is the leading one-day fantasy sports company that is transforming the world of fantasy sports with an exciting new way to play. Since 2009 FanDuel has taken the one-day fantasy sports concept from launch to paying out over $10 million in prizes every week, and growing. New public and private leagues form daily and range in size from two to thousands of players. Entry fees start at $1 and payouts happen after games end. Based in New York City with an office in Edinburgh, Scotland, FanDuel is venture backed and has raised $88 million in funding to date from investors including Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, KKR, Comcast Ventures, Pentech Ventures, Piton Capital and Bullpen Capital. For more information, visit www.fanduel.com or download the iPhone or iPad app in the App Store.