Open to the public, event organised by the Draftkings will include New York legends Tiki Barber, Brandon Jacobs, Nick Mangold and Mike Francesa.
In the midst of a milestone year, DraftKings will ring in the 2018-19 NFL season and celebrate its first-to-market Sportsbook app at their Kickoff Bash on Sunday, September 9 from 12PM – 8PM. In partnership with Thuzio, this public, ticketed event will be held at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten in Hoboken, N.J., only a short distance from the company’s new Garden State office
Kickoff Bash attendees will be able to watch the 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET games on the NFL’s Week 1 slate alongside a few New York football legends: former New York Giants running backs Tiki Barber and Brandon Jacobs; former New York Jets center and captain Nick Mangold; and long-time WFAN radio host Mike Francesa.
“Football remains the most popular sport in America, and the start of the NFL season is unsurprisingly the busiest, but most thrilling time for us,” said Ezra Kucharz, Chief Business Officer at DraftKings. “This year is particularly special because sports fans in New Jersey can enjoy DraftKings Sportsbook and our industry-leading daily fantasy contests. Throwing a celebration for our customers – and inviting a few huge names in New York sports to join us – is the only way to properly kick this season off.”
In addition to experiencing DraftKings Sportsbook and numerous daily fantasy contests, Kickoff Bash ticket holders will also have access to a beer-and-wine open bar and heavy appetizers all day, free entrance into a private, event only $10,000 daily fantasy football contest, as well as DraftKings Sportsbook promotions and giveaways.