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Thursday, November 15th, 2018
NBC SPORTS & PREMIER LEAGUE TAKE MANHATTAN WITH “PREMIER LEAGUE MORNINGS LIVE” FAN FEST ON SAT., DEC. 8
Viewers from Coast to Coast to be Part of NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings Live Special Edition
Premier League Legend Alan Shearer Rejoins NBC Sports’ Studio Team of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino & Robbie Mustoe to Present Premier League Mornings Live
Event to Feature Special Guests, Premier League Club Mascots, and More
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 15, 2018 – Following a spectacular, late September fan fest attended by more than 2,000 on a rooftop overlooking the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., NBC Sports and the Premier League are partnering to present their second “Premier League Mornings Live” supporter event of the season in downtown Manhattan on Saturday, December 8.
The fan festival – which will span a four match windows from 7:30 a.m. ET to 2:45 p.m. ET, for the first time– returns to New York after NBC Sports’ debuted its innovative fan fest activation in November 2017. The event will feature a turf pitch, the Premier League trophy, club mascots, special guests, and more.
With widespread fan interest, NBC Sports will also bring cameras to additional markets for “live look-ins” across the nation for passionate Premier League viewers to join the celebration. Fans can make their voices heard and lobby for their city to be included in the event by using #MyPLmorning.
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 at New York City’s South Street Seaport beginning at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN. The group will be joined by several special guests throughout the day, including Premier League all-time leading scorer Alan Shearer, and will bring the 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” continues that direct outreach to passionate fans in different cities across the United States. The full event schedule will be announced at a later date.
Richard Masters, Premier League Managing Director, said: “We are excited to be working with NBC to bring the next instalment of Premier League Mornings Live fan events to New York City. The League and our clubs have a fantastic fanbase in the US and these events give us opportunity to directly engage with supporters, bringing them a real Premier League experience.”
NBC Sports Chief Marketing Officer Jenny Storms added, “We are excited to partner with the Premier League to build upon the new, more immersive event we presented earlier this fall in our nation’s capital. The supporter response last November in New York City was tremendous, and we look forward to another great event.”
Alan Shearer said, “Premier League Mornings Live is a great opportunity for fans to come together and watch the day’s match action. The atmosphere at the recent Premier League and NBC event in Washington DC was fantastic. I met lots of extremely passionate and loyal fans and I look forward to meeting many more in New York in December.”
Supporters will arrive early in full-force to cheer on their teams ahead of the day’s matches, starting with Bournemouth v. Liverpool at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage continues with a slate of five matches at 10 a.m. ET, including Manchester United v. Fulham on NBCSN and Arsenal v. Huddersfield on CNBC.
The day’s afternoon fixtures kick off with the highly-anticipated Chelsea v. Manchester City match at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC. As the current third- and first-place teams, the midday matchup will highlight a day of energetic fandom. The day’s events will conclude with coverage of Leicester City v. Tottenham at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
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 the full Premier League schedule for Saturday, December 8 (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Dec. 8||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 8||7:30 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 8||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. Fulham||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 8||10 a.m.||Arsenal v. Huddersfield||CNBC|
|Sat., Dec. 8||10 a.m.||Cardiff City v. Southampton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 8||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Crystal Palace||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 8||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Brighton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 8||12:30 p.m.||Chelsea v. Manchester City||NBC|
|Sat., Dec. 8||2:45 p.m.||Leicester City v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
The full schedule for Premier League coverage from Saturday, December 8 through Monday, December 10, will be announced later this month.
For further information, please visit NBCSports.com here.
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