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Sunday, July 14, 2024

Fan Controlled Football Posts Record-Breaking Opening Week

  • The professional indoor football league generated 2.5 million total live views across streaming platforms Twitch, NBCLX, DAZN, and FuboTV.
  • Terrell Owens' TD catch received more than 10 million views across FCF’s social media platforms.
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Fan Controlled Football reported record-breaking viewership for the opening week of the league’s second season.

The professional indoor football league, which has eight teams and plays its games at Pratt-Pullman Yards in Atlanta, generated 2.5 million total live views across streaming platforms Twitch, NBCLX, DAZN, and FuboTV.

It was an uptick of nearly 30% from the 700,000 live views last year. The four games included the league’s original four franchises, plus the four expansion teams that joined for the 2022 season. 

The first week of action also featured a touchdown by 48-year-old NFL Hall of Famer and Zappers wide receiver Terrell Owens. The highlight received more than 10 million views across FCF’s social media platforms, and the 15 million total views across social platforms was also an FCF record. 

FCF teams are owned by some of the most prominent names in sports and entertainment. Last year, former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch, free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman, and Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook became part-owners. 

April 23 will be the first time Johnny Manziel and Owens will be on the field together.

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