The NFCC presented by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was announced in March and was set to become one of largest get togethers of NFL players. The event was planned to be held for three days in the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas in mid July this year.
The host Tony Romo recently tweeted that the event will be cancelled due to the influence of the NFL, which sees direct affect of players reputation attending such an event in Las Vegas.
On the NFFC Website you can find following statement:
It’s with incredibly heavy hearts that we announce to you that we will be postponing the National Fantasy Football Convention, as we no longer feel comfortable and confident in delivering on our intent, ambitions and opportunities for fans. This is a direct result of sudden and unexpected opposition taken by the NFL concerning player participation and their perceived association with gambling for an event in Las Vegas.
We could not be more shocked and disappointed by the events of the past few days, and we want to extend our sincerest apologies for any inconveniences, frustrations, and disappointment this will undoubtedly cause. We also want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your support and interest in the National Fantasy Football Convention.
But we can promise you this: we are not going away. We will return in 2016, as we are excited to announce that the inaugural National Fantasy Football Convention will be hosted July of 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
While we regret not being able to bring the inaugural NFFC to Las Vegas, we’re thrilled about the abundance of opportunities that Southern California awards to our attendees, partners, and players.
To our registrants, in the coming weeks, we will be reaching out to you to handle this matter personally, providing each of you with a choice of either a full refund or a significant complementary benefit package for the 2016 Convention, in our appreciation and gratitude for your support.
Thank you once again for your tremendous interest in the NFFC. On behalf of Tony Romo and our entire staff, we’re honored to have undertaken this journey with you, and we can’t wait for you to experience what 2016 has in store.
The National Fantasy Football Convention
The event is now set to be held in L.A. next year.