The long wait is over. Football is finally back! To help fantasy players create their winning team, Fantasy Sports Fest presented by DraftKings Inc. is offering fantasy enthusiasts and sports fans alike the chance to experience the ultimate in exclusive access and expert advice at Gillette Stadium on August 14, 2016. The inaugural event will give attendees a chance to meet and hear firsthand from fantasy experts, participate in on-field drills with their favorite Patriots alumni, hear directly from football experts and get a tour of Gillette Stadium.
“Fantasy football is such an engaging way for sports fans to become even more passionate about the game and the individual players,” said Scott Zolak, former quarterback and now popular radio and television analyst for the New England Patriots. “I know fantasy football fans are eager to assemble their teams and kick off another exciting season. I can’t think of a better place to do that than where the Patriots have assembled their championship teams, at Gillette Stadium. It’s going to be a great opportunity for fantasy players of all ages.”
Matthew Berry, the senior fantasy analyst and bestselling author of Fantasy Life will be joined by Trey Wingo, a popular on-air personality, to provide expert opinions and draft strategies as well as tips on this season’s sleepers and busts. The two will also be available to answer questions from the audience. Guests may rent a private suite at Gillette Stadium to conduct their drafts with visits from fantasy experts.
“Fantasy Sports Fest will be a really cool opportunity for fantasy players and Patriots fans alike,” said Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. “Not only will they get a chance to prepare for their 2016 drafts, but they’ll do so from a suite at Gillette Stadium. That’s pretty sweet. As an added benefit, fans will also get a chance to experience player introductions, followed by a few football drills, on the game field. For fantasy players, this opportunity will be a dream come true.”
Fantasy Sports Fest programming includes:
- Tips from the pros – Get expert opinions and fantasy tips from Matthew Berry and Trey Wingo, break down game film and study plays with an industry expert and hang out with football celebrities.
- Exclusive on-field experience – Run through the tunnel as you’re featured on the Gillette Stadium video boards – just like the team – before competing in drills and activities on the field.
- Ultimate drafting experience – Draft your season-long team in a Gillette Stadium luxury suite, with coaching from fantasy experts.
- Photo opportunities – Snap a picture with Patriots cheerleaders, the Super Bowl Trophy and New England Patriots alumni.
Tickets to Fantasy Sports Fest start at $99.00 and includes a catered lunch. Upgraded packages include suite access for a regular season game plus a Gronkowski-autographed souvenir and a Gillette Stadium tunnel run on to the field.