A7FL’s Nationwide Expansion Continues,
Fans Will Have Power Via New NFT-Focused Ownership Group
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, July 18, 2023: The American 7s Football League, featuring no helmets, no pads, full contact action, has announced the addition of Indianapolis, Indiana, for its 10th division.
The new division is set to launch in 2024 and will feature four teams for the A7FL’s 10th season beginning in the spring and will be owned and operated by NFT Sports DAO, a group that looks to give power to players and fans alike. The ownership group is led by current A7FL Cincinnati Division owner Joe Perez.
NFT Sports DAO aims to redefine sports fan engagement, monetization, and ownership by acquiring A7FL Indianapolis as its first Web 2.5 NFT fan ownership project on the Solana blockchain. Besides token-gated community access and future products and services offered, NFT holders will be able to join our IRL (in real life) experiences, free merchandise, join front office calls, and, most importantly, voting rights, which empower holders with decision-making experiences that are required to establish and operate professional sports teams. The voting rights experience is unique because it allows holders to contribute to crucial decisions such as branding, venue, player recognition, etc.
NFT Sports DAO will leverage its founder’s experience as an A7FL division owner to grow the A7FL Indianapolis division in real life and to establish a reputation as the pioneer of fan-based ownership on the Solana blockchain. This innovative connection between sports and fan-based blockchain ownership will help introduce much-needed utilities for established Web 3 projects.
“This combines two of my favorite things, A7FL Football and the popularity of fan and player engagement with the use of technology,” said Joe Perez, owner of not only A7FL’s Cincinnati, Ohio division, but a member of NFT Sports Dao.
“The A7FL players and fan base are some of the most passionate in sports, and bringing this concept to a true football town like Indianapolis is a huge opportunity to take the league to a new level and be the focal point of new ways to integrate technology and fan engagement with the sport we love.”
The A7FL’s popularity continues to explode – the league now exceeds 200 million total views/year and 750,000 social media followers. The league boasts former NFL All-Pro Dominque Rodgers Cromartie and former Nebraska standout offensive lineman Kenny Mack.
“The A7FL is excited to add another division in the midwest, one of the great hubs of football talent,” said A7FL Co-Founder and CEO Sener Korkusuz. “That plus all the added fan engagement through our partners at NFT Sports DAO will show why the A7FL continues to be on the cutting edge of pro football.”
The official announcement of the Indianapolis Division coincides with the A7FL National Championship game on Sunday, July 23, outside of Las Vegas in Anderson Automotive Group Fieldhouse. The Las Vegas Insomniacs and Tampa Nightcrawlers battle in the first championship game in league history not to include a northeast team, where the league started in 2014, and also be the first held outside of the Northeast.
The A7FL Championship game will be streamed on A7FL.TV and through Caffeine.TV, beIN Sports, and internationally on DAZN, and Stadium in the US.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN 7s FOOTBALL LEAGUE:
Now in its 9th season, the American 7s Football League (A7FL) has pioneered a familiar yet completely new format for America’s most popular sport: 7-on-7 football without helmets or hard-shell pads. The A7FL’s unique format retains the toughness that fans of all ages crave. At the same time, its gameplay delivers action-filled performances that generate tens of millions of views and attract a new younger audience (more than 75% are 18-34). Founded in 2014 by CEO Sener Korkusuz and President Ryan DePaul, the Spring league (April-July) also added UFC® Co-Founder David Isaacs to its ranks and has grown to 21 teams in 9 divisions across the country with over 750k social media followers and partnerships with Caffeine.TV, DAZN, Stadium, and WAVE.tv. To experience A7FL action, go to A7FL.tv, follow us on Instagram @a7fl or email firstname.lastname@example.org.