Infinite Energy Center to host Fan Controlled Football
ATLANTA (January 22, 2021) – Fan Controlled Football (FCF), the only professional football league where fans call the shots, including team branding, personnel decisions, and real-time play calling, today announced Infinite Energy Center as the official venue for its inaugural season – Season v1.0.
Located in Gwinnett County, Georgia, the arena will be transformed into a state-of-the-art live e-sports experience, one that captures the league’s innovative spirit and revolutionary approach to the combination of live sports and entertainment. The FCF is pioneering a new category of fan engagement whereby the league’s interactive video overlay extension and mobile app will enable fans from around the world to call the plays in real time that their team will run on the field in the Infinite Energy Center.
“From the beginning we’ve sought out partnerships and technologies that would allow us to bring unprecedented levels of interaction and tech to our fans for Season v1.0. This venue allows us to do what has never been done before. We couldn’t ask for a more engaged and leaned in partner then we have in the team at the Infinite Energy Center,” said FCF Co-Founder and Chief Gaming Officer Patrick Dees. “No question, this partnership will result in us hosting the most unforgettable live experiences in sports and entertainment.”
Taking the field on Saturday, Feb. 13, the FCF will be streamed live on Twitch, with games starting at 8:00 p.m. EST. The league combines the passion and competitiveness of live and fantasy sports with the interactivity of video games. Built for the digital audience, each game is 60 minutes in length and will be stacked with professional players from the CFL, XFL, IFL, and NCAA FBS and FCS programs for a fast-paced, high-scoring 7-vs-7 style of football on a 50-yard x 35-yard field with 10-yard end zones.
“On behalf of Infinite Energy Arena and Gwinnett County, we welcome the FCF to our community,” said Infinite Energy Center Chief Operating Officer Stan Hall. “We are excited that they have selected the Arena as their official venue, and we look forward to working alongside the league.”
Operated by the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Infinite Energy Center is a 118-acre campus just minutes outside of Atlanta that can accommodate a variety of events from concerts, performances, meetings, trade shows, conventions, banquets, and celebrations. The multipurpose campus includes a 13,000-seat arena (Infinite Energy Arena), a 708-seat theater (Infinite Energy Theater), 23 versatile meeting rooms, a 50,000-square-foot exhibit hall space, and a 21,600-square-foot grand ballroom (Infinite Energy Forum).
By utilizing the Infinite Energy Arena for all games and events across teams, in concert with dedicated hotel accommodations and transportation, the FCF is able to create a “bubble” experience that helps to maintain the health and safety of the league’s players, coaches and personnel.
Visit FCF.io to learn more about FCF and to choose your team for the history-making first season. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, and Instagram with #FCF and #PowerToTheFans.
About Fan Controlled Football
Fan Controlled Football (FCF) – which combines the passion and competitiveness of live and fantasy sports with the interactivity of video games – is the first platform in professional sports history where fans get to call all the shots, from branding and personnel decisions to real-time play calling. Four teams, led by the biggest names in sports & entertainment, and stacked with professional athletes, begin their championship quest on February 13, 2021, when the inaugural six-week FCF season – Season v1.0 – kicks off in Atlanta, Georgia. Regular and postseason play, in addition to exclusive behind-the-scenes team content and league and team webcasts, will be available via twitch.tv/FCF.
About Infinite Energy Center
Just minutes outside of Atlanta, Infinite Energy Center’s 118-acre campus can accommodate a variety of events from concerts, performances, meetings, trade shows, conventions, banquets, and celebrations. The multipurpose campus includes an amazing 13,000-seat arena (Infinite Energy Arena), an intimate 708-seat theater (Infinite Energy Theater), 23 versatile meeting rooms, a 50,000-square-foot exhibit hall, and a 21,600-square-foot grand ballroom (Infinite Energy Forum). The campus, operated by the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau, distinguishes itself by hosting a diverse range of events, including the ECHL’s Atlanta Gladiators, NLL’s Georgia Swarm, Carrie Underwood, Justin Timberlake, Ron White, JapanFest, J. Balvin, Paul McCartney, George Strait, Eric Clapton, NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, Disney On Ice, U2, Orange Conference, Beyoncé and more.
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Bryan Kirsch | FCF | [email protected]
Marcia Powell | Infinite Energy Center | [email protected]