SlamBall is back.
SlamBall, the fast-paced, gravity-defying sport that combines elements of basketball, football, and trampolines, will be making its way back to your TV for your viewing pleasure after it recently closed an $11 million Series A round led by Roger Ehrenberg’s IA Sports Ventures and Eberg Capital as well as strategic investors across sports, gaming, entertainment, and media.
“It’s an incredible feeling to be back, and especially by popular demand,” said Mason Gordon, CEO and co-founder of SlamBall. “I want to thank SlamBall’s persistent and passionate fans for making this comeback possible and our investors for helping make the dream real. This is a true Cinderella story–only with helmets, pads, and trampolines.”
SlamBall will relaunch with a six-week season this July in Las Vegas followed by a seventh playoff week.
“It’s rare to have the opportunity to be in on the ground floor of a ‘new’ sports league with millions of fans already roaring their support from the virtual stadiums of social media,” said lead investor Roger Ehrenberg. “We believe the quick format, memorable moments, and spectacular gameplay SlamBall makes possible is tailor-made for today’s fans. We’re going to create an unforgettable experience for both old and new fans that showcases the speed, athleticism, and excitement of SlamBall.”
Games last roughly 20 minutes and a set of three are played per night. Further details about teams, schedules, and tickets will be announced in the coming months.
SlamBall originally aired on The National Network, which later became Spike TV, in the early 2000s.
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