FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
THIS WEEKEND IN BOSTON: FIRST TWO-DAY NBC SPORTS “PREMIER LEAGUE MORNINGS LIVE” FAN FESTIVAL, IN THE SHADOW OF FENWAY PARK
NBC Sports’ Studio Team of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino & Robbie Mustoe to Present Premier League Mornings Live On Location – AVAILABLE TO MEDIA THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 29 AT 4 PM at Cask ‘n Flagon (RSVP required)
Premier League Legends Availability: Sat., March 30: Shaun Wright-Phillips – Manchester City; Leon Osman – Everton — Sun., March 31: Tore Andre Flo – Chelsea; WWE Wrestler and Liverpool FC fan – Sheamus
Full Weekend of Coverage Live from Cask ‘n Flagon Sports Bar, Across the Street from Fenway Park & On Lansdowne Street, Which Will Be Closed to Vehicle Traffic and Open to Supporters
Festival to Feature Soccer Skills Challenge, Premier League Trophy, Club Mascots, Special Guests and More
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 26, 2019 – NBC Sports and the Premier League will welcome fans to the first two-day “Premier League Mornings Live” supporter event this weekend in Boston at the famed Cask ‘n Flagon sports bar, across the street from Fenway Park’s iconic “Green Monster.”
Historic Lansdowne Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and open to supporters, serving as a special outdoor viewing venue complete with Premier League-themed activities, events, merchandise giveaways and food.
The fan festival kicks off the Premier League’s final six weeks, highlighted by one of the most thrilling title races in recent memory as Liverpool aim for their first ever Premier League crown, while Manchester City look to repeat as champions. In addition, the four clubs vying for the third and fourth Champions League spots are only four points apart. At the other end of the table, five clubs from 14th to 18th place are currently separated by just five points as they race to avoid relegation.
The fan festival will span five match windows (three on Saturday, two on Sunday) and will feature a soccer skills challenge, the Premier League trophy, club mascots, special guests, and more.
NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings studio team of host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino, and Robbie Mustoe will broadcast live both days from the event at Cask ‘n Flagon in Boston. The NBC Sports’ TV team will be available to media this Friday, March 29 at 4 pm at Cask ‘n Flagon. (Media RSVP for Friday talent availability and/or Fan Fest required to Devan.Schulte@NBCUni.com).
Premier League legends, including former Manchester City midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips, Everton midfielder Leon Osman and Chelsea striker Tore Andre Flo will join the days’ activities and broadcasts, helping bring the celebration to viewers across the country. Please note in your RSVP if you would like to interview to any of them.
For fans who can’t make it to Boston, NBC Sports will present “live look-ins” from Premier League viewing parties across the country.
The Fenway-area fest marks the third “Premier League Mornings Live” supporter event that NBC Sports and the Premier League have teamed up on this season, following the Dec. 2018 supporter event in downtown Manhattan, and the Sept. 2018 fan festival on a rooftop overlooking the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. NBC Sports debuted its innovative fan fest activation in Manhattan in November 2017.
Supporters will arrive early in full-force on Saturday for the match between Fulham and second-place Manchester City at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Coverage continues with a slate of five matches at 11 a.m. ET. The day’s final fixture is between West Ham United and Everton at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo.
Sunday’s first match features Cardiff City v. Chelsea at 9.05 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. There will then be special elements from inside Fenway Park leading up to and at half-time of the match-up between first-place Liverpool and third-place Tottenham Hotspur (11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo).
Following is the match schedule for this weekend’s Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., March 30||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 30||8:30 a.m.||Fulham v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., March 30||11 a.m.||Manchester United v. Watford||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., March 30||11 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Southampton||CNBC|
|Sat., March 30||11 a.m.||Burnley v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., March 30||11 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Huddersfield||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., March 30||11 a.m.||Leicester City v. Bournemouth||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., March 30||11 a.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., March 30||1:30 p.m.||West Ham v. Everton||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., March 30||3:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., March 31||6 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., March 31||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., March 31||9:05 a.m.||Cardiff City v. Chelsea||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sun., March 31||11:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., March 31||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr., 1||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr., 1||3 p.m.||Arsenal v. Newscastle||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr., 1||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr., 1||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
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