Published On: Mon, Jun 17th, 2019

Chad Ochocinco Johnson to Host with Rick Ross Performing at 40 Yards Of Gold All-Star Speed Tournament at BB&T Stadium

40 Yards Of Gold All-Star Speed Tournament

To Crown Pro Football’s Fastest Man

Winner Takes Home Over $1.1 Million

Boca Raton, FL – 40 Yards of Gold announced today the inaugural tournament-style, all-star speed competition set to crown the fastest professional football player, will officially take place on Saturday, June 29 from 7-10  PM at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise Florida. The winner of the competition will take home over $1.1 million dollars. Tickets are now on sale starting at $59 via Ticketmaster and can be purchased at the following link:https://www1.ticketmaster.com/40-yards-of-gold-all-star-speed-tournament/event/0D0056C47E9F862E?dma_id=324.

Hosted by Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, Chris Johnson and DJ IRIE, the event will feature high-profile professional athletes racing head-to-head in a high-stakes tournament, blending live sports, entertainment and technology to create a groundbreaking in-arena fan experience.Quince Imaging, the industry leader in field projection technology, will incorporate cutting edge projection mapping within BB&T Center to offer the illusion that the participants are running on futuristic platforms. This state-of-the-art technology will debut for the first time in a competitive atmosphere. The event will also include fan activations and a live performance by Rick Ross.

“There’s always talk about who the fastest football player is. I’m honored to host this must-see speed competition in Miami to crown the Gods of Speed,” said Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson. “40 Yards of Gold will highlight some of the fastest football players on Earth and this event is something you will not want to miss.”

After engaging the services of pay-per-view (PPV) industry pioneer, Mark Taffet, to lead the worldwide video distribution effort for the historic inaugural event, 40 Yards of Gold will officially be distributed live on PPV in high-definition at a suggested retail price of $39.95 in the US, Canada and US territories. 40 Yards of Gold will also be available in closed circuit television outlets across the US, as well as in international distribution worldwide.

“I am thrilled to bring 40 Yards of Gold to the pay-per-view industry,” said Mark Taffet. “Pay-per-view fans want the biggest, best, most competitive live sports events and 40 Yards of Gold meets all those tests with flying colors. Outside of winning games, there’s nothing that pro football players talk about more and compete harder than who is the fastest man. The 40 Yards of Gold format pits the best and fastest players in dramatic, head-to-head matchups where only the winner moves on – it will bring out the ultimate in these great competitors and the fans will feel the excitement jump through their screens.”

In recent weeks, fans have been invited to vote via www.40yardsofgold.com for their top seed in the Offensive & Defensive Divisions. As a result, first-round matchups to kick off the festivities are as follows:

Ted Ginn Jr. vs. Jacoby Ford

Trae Waynes vs. Donte Jackson

Alvin Kamara vs. Robby Anderson

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie vs. Rashard Robinson

Marquise Goodwin vs. Kevin Snead

John Franklin III vs. Terrell Sinkfield

Jeff Badet vs. Richie James

Charles James II vs. Jalen Myrick

For more information, news and updates, visit www.40YardsOfGold.com.

About 40 Yards of Gold

Launching in May 2019, 40 Yards of Gold is the authority on speed in the sport of football, showcasing players current and past who exhibit extraordinary speed on the gridiron. 40 Yards of Gold features Young Phenoms & High School players to Pros & Legends of the game –Gods of Speed — 40 Yards of Gold is the go-to resource for everything speed related. The platform is the perfect one-stop-shop providing training tips and tools, speed coaching and more. For more information please visit  www.40YardsOfGold.com.

About BB&T Center

Home to the Florida Panthers Hockey Club and leading international concerts and events, the Broward County-owned BB&T Center is one of the top ranked venues of its kind in the world, servicing Broward, Collier, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties. For the latest info about upcoming events, visit www.thebbtcenter.com and follow BB&T Center on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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