Underdog Fantasy and UFL Announce Exclusive Partnership

United Football League (UFL)
United Football League (UFL)

Underdog is the official fantasy sports partner and presenting partner of the league’s points after touchdown (PAT) plays, with branding on FOX Broadcasts

ARLINGTON, TX & BROOKLYN, N.Y. – June 6, 2024 – The UFL announced today a partnership with Underdog Fantasy, the fastest-growing paid fantasy sports company. Underdog will serve as the United Football League’s (UFL), exclusive fantasy sports partner as the League prepares for the UFL Championship on June 16. This partnership with the UFL demonstrates Underdog’s continued commitment to investing in emerging brands and organizations in the sports and entertainment landscape.

The deal positions Underdog as the official fantasy sports sponsor of the premier spring football league, as well as the presenting partner of the League’s point after-touchdown (PAT) plays, where teams have three options following a touchdown: a play from the 2-yard line for one point, a play from the 5-yard line for two points or a play from the 10-yard line for three points, instead of the traditional extra-point kick. Underdog’s sponsorship of PAT’s will be incorporated into FOX UFL broadcasts.

“The UFL has injected vibrancy and high-octane energy into the Spring sports calendar,” said Jeremy Levine, Underdog Founder and co-CEO. “Underdog and the UFL share a similar DNA – leading with innovation and constantly testing new, fan-focused ideas, so it’s a very natural partnership.”

In addition to being the exclusive fantasy sports sponsor and the league’s PAT partner, Underdog is also the official presenting partner of the “Touchdown of the Week” campaign during the inaugural UFL season, an exciting video compilation of every touchdown scored during each week of play.

“We are thrilled to name Underdog Fantasy as our exclusive sports fantasy partner,” said UFL President and CEO, Russ Brandon. “This collaboration is a fantastic match of two brands on an exciting trajectory that will grow together. We share a passion for innovation and delivering an exceptional experience to our fans and will bring that spirit together and look forward to bringing an exciting new dimension to the fantasy sports world.”

The UFL Conference Championship games begin this weekend with the Michigan Panthers taking on the Birmingham Stallions for the USFL Conference title on Saturday, June 8 at 3 p.m. ET on ABC/ESPN+ and the San Antonio Brahmas and St. Louis Battlehawks, on Sunday, June 9 at 7 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports App.

The 2024 UFL season will conclude with the Championship game on June 16, hosted at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis.

About Underdog

Underdog, the fastest growing paid fantasy sports company ever, was founded in 2020 to build games for American sports fans to increase their enjoyment with sports. Led by a team of industry veterans, Underdog delivers an industry-leading platform that gives sports lovers the best way to safely and responsibly enjoy fun, approachable contests and games. With a unique blend of innovative fantasy sports games, Underdog is able to appeal to the most experienced as well as casual sports fans. Underdog provides a wide array of content from former professional athletes and thought leaders, to provide expertise and a fun user experience for all fans. For more information, please visit underdogfantasy.com.

About the United Football League

The United Football League (UFL) is the premier spring football platform, formed by the merging of the XFL and USFL in 2024 under the combined ownership of RedBird Capital Partners, FOX, Dany Garcia and Dwayne Johnson. The UFL has eight teams in Arlington (TX), Birmingham (AL), Detroit (MI), Houston (TX), San Antonio (TX), Memphis (TN), St. Louis (MO), and Washington D.C.

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