Walt Disney World To Hold ESPN Fantasy Football Convention

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Are you ready for some football? It seems so weird to ask in JULY, but football season is just around the corner, and this year Walt Disney World is getting in on the fantasy football fun.

Over at ESPN Wide World of Sports, from August 22-23, Disney will be holding the inaugural ESPN Fantasy Football Convention. (For those who follow along with my In Case You Missed It posts, you may have seen me mention the event was taking place about a month ago.)

The convention sounds like a dream for those who love their fantasy football. The festivities will include events such as the exclusive ESPN Tailgate Party, where guests can mix and mingle with ESPN talent, like Matthew Berry, Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen, Tim Hasselbeck, Stephania Bell, Trey Wingo, Robert Flores and Sara Walsh. The Tailgate Party will also feature the first ever ESPN Chili Bowl. (Yum!) Here chili will be prepared by world class chefs from around the world, and guests can judge which is the best of the best. (I’m ready to vote now…my spoon is currently in hand.)

The next morning, things will kick off with a breakfast that features characters dressed ready to catch the pigskin. Guests can also witness a live broadcast of Fantasy Football Now, which will be aired on ESPN2, plus they can take part in a post-broadcast Q&A session. The evening will end with an opportunity to participate in a live fantasy football draft, where this season’s winner will receive a customized trophy!

The event costs $349.00 per person to participate, and registration is now open at the ESPN Wide World of Sports page.

Who do you want on your fantasy team?

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Rikki Niblett

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One thought on “Walt Disney World To Hold ESPN Fantasy Football Convention

  • July 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Wow–huge overreach by Disney to charge $349.00 for this. I’m a huge fantasy football fan and will be at WDW during that time, so I might drop by if it were convenient with my schedule. But there’s no way I’d pay anything, much less $349, to attend.

    They should do it like the old “ESPN: The Weekend” they used to do in March. Do some programming from WDW and invite people to participate. Charging that amount strikes me as just one more naked money grab.

    Frankly, I’ll be surprised if it gets a lot of attendees. Most of the fun of fantasy football is playing with folks you know from work, school, etc. National conventions with people you don’t know tend not to go too well.


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