FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 11th, 2019
NBC SPORTS & PREMIER LEAGUE HOST FIRST TWO-DAY “PREMIER LEAGUE MORNINGS LIVE” FAN FESTIVAL, MARCH 30-31, IN BOSTON
NBC Sports’ Studio Team of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino & Robbie Mustoe to Present Premier League Mornings Live on Location
Full Weekend of Coverage Live from Cask ‘n Flagon Sports Bar Across Street from Fenway Park & On Lansdowne Street, Which Will Be Closed to Vehicle Traffic and Open to Supporters
Viewers from Coast to Coast to be Part of NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings Live Special Edition
Event to Feature Special Guests, Premier League Club Mascots, and More, Plus TV Elements from Inside Fenway Park
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 11, 2019 – NBC Sports and the Premier League are partnering to present the first two-day “Premier League Mornings Live” supporter event on March 30-31 in Boston. The Saturday-Sunday fan festival will take place in the shadow of Fenway Park’s iconic “Green Monster,” at the famed Cask ‘n Flagon sports bar across the street from the stadium.
In addition, 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 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. Fans interested in attending can sign up here.
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 NBCSN beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 30, and 8 a.m. ET on Sunday, March 31. The group will be joined by several special guests throughout the day, and will bring the celebration to viewers across the country.
With widespread fan interest, NBC Sports will 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.
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.
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 in the coming weeks.
Richard Masters, Premier League Interim Chief Executive, said: “We are excited to be working with NBC to bring the next installment of ‘Premier League Mornings Live’ fan events to Boston. The League and our clubs have a fantastic fanbase in the US and this event will allow supporters to enjoy a Premier League experience in a unique environment next door to one of the most iconic venues in US sports.
“The previous two ‘Premier League Mornings Live’ events have been a big success and I am sure this one will be the same. I have no doubt there will be some entertaining matches over the course of the weekend as the Premier League season heads towards its closing stages.”
NBC Sports Chief Marketing Officer Jenny Storms added, “We are excited to partner with the Premier League to bring a new two-day event to the U.S., and celebrate the sport in person in Boston and with our viewers across the country.”
Supporters will arrive early in full-force on Saturday for the match between Fulham and Manchester City at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. 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.
Sunday’s coverage begins with Cardiff City v. Chelsea at 9.05 a.m. ET on NBCSN. There will then be special elements from inside Fenway Park leading up to and at half-time of the match-up between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur (11:30 a.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, March 30-Sunday, March 31 (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Mar. 30||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 30||8:30 a.m.||Fulham v. Manchester City||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 30||11 a.m.||Manchester United v. Watford||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 30||11 a.m.||Brighton v. Southampton||CNBC|
|Sat., Mar. 30||11 a.m.||Burnley v. Wolves||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Mar. 30||11 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Huddersfield||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Mar. 30||11 a.m.||Leicester City v. Bournemouth||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Mar. 30||1:30 p.m.||West Ham v. Everton||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 30||3:30 p.m.||Premier League Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 31||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 31||9:05 a.m.||Cardiff City v. Chelsea||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 31||11:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 31||1:30 p.m.||Premier League Goal Zone||NBCSN|
For further information, please visit NBCSports.com here.
About the Premier League
The Premier League produces some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The League and its clubs use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities, and partners in the UK and across the world. The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds. It is a competition for everyone, everywhere and is available to watch in 1 billion homes in 189 countries.
About NBC Sports Group
NBC Sports Group serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital, which includes NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital assets of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, Rotoworld, the NBC Sports Talk franchise, multiple apps, and two transactional sports businesses, GolfNow and SportsEngine. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, and many more.