Athlete Tournament and Performances from Sam Hunt, The Chainsmokers and More Start the Festivities
Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) and Nomadic Entertainment Group revealed the first details of the inaugural EA SPORTS Bowl. Taking place at Club Nomadic in Houston on February 2, the event will feature pro athlete tournaments in both EA SPORTS Madden NFL 17 and FIFA 17, showcasing the talents of some of the world’s best athletes. After the tournament fans will be treated to musical performances by country music superstar Sam Hunt, Grammy-nominated duo The Chainsmokers and a few other surprises.
Those interested in attending the event live can purchase floor-level general admission tickets starting this Saturday, January 7, at Ticketmaster.com.
“The EA SPORTS party is always one of the hottest tickets in town and this year is one of our best shows ever,” said Randy Chase, Senior Marketing Director at EA SPORTS. “This year has an amazing lineup of athletes and musical talent, and Club Nomadic is going to be one of the greatest venues we’ve ever had. We can’t wait to see everyone in Houston.”
Club Nomadic, a 62,500 square-foot, multi-level nightclub, will serve as the epicenter of entertainment leading up to professional football’s Championship Game. The one-of-a-kind entertainment complex is located in the Sawyers Yard art district off Edwards Street and designed with tiered mezzanines, which will also provide a private and unique white-glove experience for celebrities and VIP ticket holders.
“Today’s announcement reinforces the fact that Club Nomadic will be THE spot leading up to Sunday’s game,” said Jack Murphy, Nomadic Entertainment President. “The EA SPORTS Bowl will kick-off three-nights of unmatched entertainment from the world’s most popular artists, making Club Nomadic the hottest ticket and venue in town the week of January 30.”
Madden NFL 17 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and is available now worldwide for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3. FIFA 17 is developed by EA Vancouver and EA Romania and is available now worldwide on Origin™ for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
EA Access members receive a 10 percent discount* when they purchase a digital version of the Madden NFL 17 or FIFA 17 on Xbox Live.
All player participation has been facilitated by NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA).1
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