Fantasy sports allow people of all skill levels and interest levels in a sport to become involved. The growth of fantasy football has also increased the interaction between professional athletes and fantasy team managers.
Why Custom Fantasy Sports Websites Are Better Than Using A Software Or Template
The primary reason custom sites are better than a software or a template is the ability to grow and expand. When your website becomes popular, the last thing you want is to be handcuffed into a specific design, layout, template, or functionality. Being able to customize your fantasy sports site is one of the easiest ways to improve your ability to grow your business and attract new members.
Common Types Of Fantasy Websites
The most common types of fantasy websites include:
- Seasonal (season-long, traditional)
- Custom (dynasty, auction, re-draft, retired)
- Real-time stats,
Other types of fantasy leagues exist, and we have heard ideas for some unique and custom approaches too. If you have an idea you want to turn into a reality, we’d love to discuss it with you!
Popular Fantasy Sports
The growth of fantasy football has sparked an incredible increase in popularity among other fantasy sports as well. While many players are familiar and likely involved in the major sports, here is a short list of some of the other popular fantasy sports players are involved with every year:
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Do you have an idea for a unique fantasy sports idea regarding a different sport or event? We’d love to discuss!
How We Integrate Real-Time Stats On Your Fantasy Sports Website
The real-time statistics are what makes fantasy sports extremely fun. Many players are glued to a TV, tablet, and/or smartphone during sporting events so they can constantly check their teams and the stats of each active player. When setting up a fantasy sports website, it is imperative to have integration with a major statistics provider. Whether you want instant stats or something delayed, having the ability for your website to automatically populate updates and stats for players in critical for the long-term success of your website.
Here are some of the major companies that offer statistic integration:
- Sports Direct Inc
- SportRadar LLC
- XML Team
Depending on the structure of your website and the needs for your players, we can integrate stats that provide instant updates or something less frequent.
How To Make A Fantasy Sports Website & How Much Does It Cost?
Creating a fantasy sports site requires extensive design and development skill. For your site to be done the correct way, it needs to be setup to allow for the necessary functionality you want your players to experience. Because of this, any of the major fantasy websites are completely custom and avoid using a template for their intricate programming features.
The costs of any design or development project, fantasy sports or otherwise, depends on a variety of factors.
- What features do you need?
- Do you just want to have one sport or multiple sports?
- Will you have daily, weekly, seasonal, or other league types?
- Will you accept payments on your site or will all games be free for users?
- What kind of stat integration will you need?
As you can see, a number of details need to be discussed before a specific price can be outlined. Part of our process includes discussing your detailed needs to put together the best solution for your project.
Fantasy Sports Associations And Events
The Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) is based in Chicago, Illinois and they represent the fantasy sports industry as a whole. They host two conferences each year – one in the summer, and one in the winter.
Give us a call and let’s turn your fantasy sports website dream into a reality!