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Monday, September 17th, 2018
PREMIER LEAGUE ALL-TIME GOAL SCORING LEADER ALAN SHEARER TO JOIN NBC SPORTS TEAM AT “PREMIER LEAGUE MORNINGS LIVE” FAN FEST IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ON SAT., SEPT. 29
Chelsea FC Legend Paulo Ferreira to Attend & Meet Fans
Fan Event to Feature Special Appearances by Club Mascots from Arsenal FC, Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Leicester City FC
Photo Opportunities with Premier League Trophy and Interactive Premier League Activities Available Throughout the Day
LONDON, England & STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 17, 2018 – All-time Premier League goal scoring leader Alan Shearer and Chelsea FC legend Paulo Ferreira will join the NBC Sports team in welcoming fans to the largest stateside Premier League event to date at the “Premier League Mornings Live” fan fest, on Saturday, September 29 in Washington DC.
The event, hosted by the Premier League and NBC Sports, is the first in a series of full-day Premier League fan engagements this season which will bring “Premier League Mornings” to life, creating an experience to share with some of the most dedicated and loyal supporters in the world. Taking place at Capitol View at 400 on N. Capitol Street, the event will also feature the Premier League trophy and club mascots including Arsenal FC’s Gunnersaurus, Brighton & Hove Albion FC’s Gully the Seagull, and Leicester City FC’s Filbert Fox.
NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings studio team of host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino, and Robbie Mustoe will broadcast live from the event beginning at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and will bring the day’s celebration to viewers all across the country.
Said Premier League legend Shearer: “It’s great to see how much interest in the Premier League has grown in the U.S., and I know that there are incredibly loyal and enthusiastic football fans across the country. I have no doubt that ‘Premier League Mornings Live’ will give fans another way to share their passion together and I am looking forward to meeting local supporters in Washington, D.C. and watching the day’s games together.”
Shearer, who will also take part in the NBC Sports telecast, scored a record 260 Premier League goals for Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers from 1992-2006. Shearer made 63 appearances for England’s national team, is a three-time Premier League Golden Boot winner, and won the 1994-95 Premier League title with Blackburn.
In addition to photo opportunities with the trophy and mascot, fans will be able to participate in various Premier League-themed activities including:
Shirt names and numbers – fans can bring their official club shirt to be printed with a Premier League player’s name – for free
Premier League 360 – through Virtual Reality headsets, fans can experience the excitement of a Premier League match day. From arriving at the stadium to the players stepping onto the pitch to the roar of the crowds
Mini pitch – fans can participate in sessions on a turf mini pitch
There will also be Premier League club merchandise giveaways and free food and beverages.
Fans who are not at the event can still join in the celebrations by sharing photos of their #MyPLMorning experiences and, to celebrate the event, NBC will be running exciting on-air competitions to win a trip to see a Premier League match in the U.K.
The event is free to attend and fans must register in advance. General admission tickets will be issued on a first-come first-served basis as spaces are limited. Visit https://www.nbcsports.com/PremierLeagueMorningsLive for more information.