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FAN Take: Leaning Into Virtual Entertainment

Posted on May 20, 2020

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

FAN Take is a series that highlights trending events, issues, and decisions in the world of sports and analyzes how they may or may not factor into the Fan Controlled Football League. We would love to hear your feedback, so let us know what you think about each FAN Take!

A little Coronavirus isn’t going to ruin the Washington Nationals’ party! After a well-deserved World Series win over the Houston Astros, it’s time for the Nationals to unveil their championship rings. Of course, due to the pandemic, the team had to get a little creative. This Sunday night, fans can tune in to a livestream featuring several members of the team as they show off what they worked so hard for. What can fans expect aside from some gaudy hardware? We’re going to guess that the players are going to take their outfits to the next level and incorporate some *interesting* Zoom backgrounds.

Virtual entertainment is part of the new normal, at least for the foreseeable future. And that’s just something we all need to come to terms with as fans. But the good news is we’ve been exposed to new sources of entertainment we didn’t know we needed in our lives, like marble racing. So, what other ways do fans want to be engaged virtually? We’ve already shared plans for virtual interviews with team coordinators and athletes, but what else do the fans want to do? What about virtual team meetings with their Fan Captains? Or maybe Zoom ‘press conferences’ with our FCFL Co-Founders, when they drop some major news for you? The possibilities are endless, especially in a league created FOR the fans, so sound off and let us know what you think!

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FAN Take: BYOB – Build Your Own Ballpark

Posted on November 6, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

FAN Take is a series that highlights trending events, issues, and decisions in the world of sports and analyzes how they may or may not factor into the Fan Controlled Football League. We would love to hear your feedback, so let us know what you think about each FAN Take!

We had a chance to read SB Nation’s feature on what the American ballpark of the future should look like, and we’re obsessed. The author, Scott Hines, a sports fanatic and architect, challenged new stadiums to include their local community in their plans, make the stadium blend into its existing surroundings, and to make it a true destination. Hines called for all the most important factors we care about to be considered… even though we may not have realized how important those were until reading the article. Here’s to breaking the mold on your standard stadium design to make something truly epic for multiple generations to enjoy!

We want to know from the fans, are these radical ideas amazing? Or do you think the author is reaching with his vision for what the next ballparks should look like? Maybe you fall somewhere in the middle of this spectrum. The one thing we think all the fans will agree on is that they want to be involved in the process – even if it’s a customary community meeting after identifying ballpark sites. If cities do that for shopping centers and parks, why not for something that is meant to be a fan destination?

Power To The Fans!