Fan Controlled Football (FCF), the only professional sports league that empowers fans to call the plays in real-time, today announced a first-of-its-kind campaign with Republic, a leading private investment platform, that will allow fans to invest and own a portion of any of the four teams in the FCF.
The announcement marks the first-time fans and investors can become equity stakeholders of any team across a professional sports league and the first sports initiative for Republic. The FCF inaugural season is set to debut on Feb. 13 with games airing live on Twitch.
Beginning today, fans and investors can visit rep.pub/invest-fcf, and for a minimum investment of $150 can buy into their favorite FCF team – or teams – and the chance to become co-owners alongside some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. Current FCF franchises and owners include:
- Beasts: Super Bowl champion Marshawn Lynch, pro-wrestling superstar Miro and WNBA star Renee Montgomery. To invest, click here.
- Glacier Boyz: Hip-hop mogul Quavo, Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman, and YouTube sensation Deestroying. To invest, click here.
- Wild Aces: Greg Miller of Kinda Funny, Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler. To invest, click here.
- Zappers: New York Mets pitcher Trevor May, and sports broadcast personality Bob Menery. To invest, click here.
“FCF is reinventing sports for the digital age and giving fans access and control to run a professional league like never before,” said Sohrob Farudi, Co-Founder and CEO of Fan Controlled Football. “Teaming with Republic to provide this historic opportunity to own a piece of any of our four franchises was the next logical step in offering our fans unprecedented access and control in the FCF.”
The FCF, which combines the passion and competitiveness of live and fantasy sports with the interactivity of video games, is the first real-world professional sports league where fans will get to call all the shots, from branding and personnel decisions to real-time play calling.
To date, more than 250 deals have been completed on Republic, generating more than $200 million in investments from more than 800,000 Republic members. Investment opportunities on the Republic platform fall under four primary categories: gaming, startups, real estate and crypto.
“We invested in Fan Controlled Football because we believe this is the future of interactive sports, where URL meets IRL.” explained Jeremy Liew, Partner at Lightspeed Ventures. “Fans are excited about having a voice in everything from drafting players to calling offensive plays. Letting them become not just managers, but part owners of their team, is the logical next step. Until now, team ownership has been reserved only for billionaires and celebrities. FCF is truly letting fans in on every aspect of professional sports teams.”
Built for the digital audience, FCF’s live games will be played at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett County, Georgia, a state-of-the-art arena near Atlanta. Each game will be 60 minutes in length and live streamed on Twitch. FCF teams will be stacked with professional players from the CFL, XFL, and IFL, along with NCAA Division I and II programs playing a fast-paced, high-scoring 7-vs-7 style of football on a 50-yard x 35-yard field with 10-yard end zones.
Additionally, the league recently announced Johnny Manziel, former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL first-round pick, has signed to play in the FCF’s inaugural season.
More details on the FCF will be available in the coming weeks. For more information and to sign up to call the shots, check out www.FCF.io and join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, and Instagram with #FCF and #PowerToTheFans.
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