The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and FanDuel announced today a new partnership that will make FanDuel the official, one-day fantasy partner of the WNBA. The partnership is FanDuel’s first with a women’s professional sports league and the WNBA’s first official one-day fantasy offering.
Beginning with the WNBA’s 21st season, which tips off on Saturday, May 13, fans will be able to access the “Official One-Day Fantasy Game of the WNBA” and compete against others for daily WNBA prizes, including courtside tickets to regular season games, unique WNBA experiences, WNBA merchandise and memorabilia. The official one-day fantasy game, available throughout the entire WNBA regular season and playoffs, will be free to all fans via FanDuel.com, the FanDuel app, and WNBA.com.
“We are constantly looking to innovate by finding new opportunities to engage with our passionate fans and introduce the WNBA to wider audiences,” said WNBA President Lisa Borders. “This partnership with FanDuel and our new one-day fantasy game will be a fresh, unique way for fans to further connect with their favorite WNBA players and teams throughout our season.”
“The NBA has been a fantastic partner as we continue to build out our consumer offerings to appeal to all sports fans,” said Nigel Eccles, CEO of FanDuel. “We first launched NBA contests in 2009, debuted NBA InPlay late last year, and are now extending our basketball offerings to include WNBA, giving our users even more opportunities to play fantasy contests.”
Along with the official one-day fantasy game, during the first week of the WNBA season fans will have access to the “WNBA Tip-Off Challenge.” Between May 13-20, fans may enter a series of special edition, free-to-play games for the chance to win WNBA Store credit, tickets to WNBA games, and a grand prize fan experience including courtside seats to the WNBA Finals with a basketball legend. To enter the WNBA Tip-Off Challenge, visit www.fanduel.com/wnba-tipoff.
In 2014, the NBA and FanDuel unveiled the first, “Official One-Day Fantasy Basketball Game of the NBA,” marking FanDuel’s first strategic partnership with a major professional sports league.
The 2017 WNBA regular season runs through Sept. 3. For more information on the WNBA and game tickets visit www.wnba.com. To learn more about WNBA contests on FanDuel visit www.FanDuel.com/fantasy-wnba.