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Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
NBC SPORTS PARTNERS WITH PREMIER LEAGUE TO CREATE NEW “PREMIER LEAGUE MORNINGS LIVE” FAN FEST SERIES – FIRST STOP: WASHINGTON, D.C. ON SAT., SEPT. 29
NBC Sports’ studio team of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino & Robbie Mustoe to Present Premier League Mornings Coverage Live from the Event
Event to Feature Special Guests, Premier League Club Mascots, and More
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 28, 2018 – NBC Sports, following an innovative activation in New York City last November, is partnering with the Premier League to bring a new series of “Premier League Mornings Live” fan events to the U.S., with the first stop in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, September 29.
NBC Sports and the Premier League will bring “Premier League Mornings” to life, creating the largest stateside Premier League events to date to share with some of the most dedicated and loyal fans in the world.
The fan festival will include a turf pitch, the Premier League trophy, club mascots, special guests, contests, 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 from the event on N. Capitol Street beginning at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and will be joined by several special guests throughout the day and bring the day’s celebration to viewers all across the country.
The Premier League has an ongoing commitment to bringing unique experiences to its fans, and working with NBC Sports Group on this “Premier League Mornings Live” event series will continue that direct outreach to passionate fans in different cities. The full event schedule will be announced at a later date.
Premier League Managing Director Richard Masters said: “Premier League clubs have a fantastic and loyal fan base in the United States and we value their commitment to the competition. Through NBC’s broadcasting, they have created a ritual of early morning viewing and we want to celebrate that. We are looking forward to bringing a Premier League experience to Washington D.C. as the first stop in a series of events to give local supporters the opportunity to share their passion for the Premier League.”
NBC Sports Group Chief Marketing Officer Jenny Storms added: “Last season we developed the idea to celebrate fans in the U.S., who have been such strong supporters of NBC Sports and our coverage of the Premier League. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Premier League this year to expand on the size and scope of the events and provide fans in Washington, D.C. and at home with a unique experience celebrating their fandom.”
Supporters will be out in full-force to cheer on their teams ahead of the day’s matches, kicking off with West Ham v. Manchester United at 7:30 a.m. ET, continuing with a slate of six matches at 10 a.m. ET, and culminating with Chelsea v. Liverpool at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Viewers across the country can share in the fun by checking in on social media using #MyPLMorning wherever they are watching. Select viewer photos will be featured on air that day.
Following is NBC Sports’ full Premier League match schedule for Saturday, September 29 (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Sept. 29||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 29||7:30 a.m.||West Ham v. Manchester United||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 29||10 a.m.||Huddersfield v. Tottenham||TBD|
|Sat., Sept. 29||10 a.m.||Arsenal v. Watford||TBD|
|Sat., Sept. 29||10 a.m.||Manchester City v. Brighton & Hove Albion||TBD|
|Sat., Sept. 29||10 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Southampton||TBD|
|Sat., Sept. 29||10 a.m.||Everton v. Fulham||TBD|
|Sat., Sept. 29||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. Leicester City||TBD|
|Sat., Sept. 29||12:30 p.m.||Chelsea v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
The full schedule for Premier League coverage from Saturday, September 29 through Monday, October 1, will be announced next month.
Additional “Premier League Mornings Live” events during this season will be announced at a later date.
For further information, please visit NBCSports.com here.
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About NBC Sports Group
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