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Thursday, September 19th, 2019
NBC SPORTS & PREMIER LEAGUE VISIT SOUTHWEST FOR “PREMIER LEAGUE MORNINGS LIVE” FAN FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY BARCLAYS, OCT. 26-27, IN AUSTIN, TX
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 Scholz Garten, the Oldest Beer Garden in America
Two Day Fan Festival Highlights Nine Matches, Culminating with Liverpool v. Tottenham on Sun., Oct. 27 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC
SportsEngine Presents Sweepstakes to Win Trip to Austin for Premier League Mornings Live Experience
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 19, 2019 – NBC Sports and the Premier League celebrate the 2019-20 season by heading southwest for the first time with the next Premier League Mornings Live fan festival, presented by Barclays, in Austin, Texas on October 26-27, 2019. The two-day fan festival will take over Scholz Garten, the oldest beer garden in America, and features live action from nine games across five match windows, including two matches on NBC.
Premier League clubs are joining the action at the event, which will feature special guests, club mascots, soccer-themed fan events, contests 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 a.m. ET on Saturday, October 26, and 8 a.m. ET on Sunday, October 27. 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 excitement across the nation, NBC Sports will take cameras to additional cities around the country to showcase “live look-ins” of passionate Premier League viewing parties to join the celebration.”
In addition, SportsEngine Inc. and NBC Sports are partnering with the National Fitness Foundation to raise funds for youth soccer clubs across America and have launched a special sweepstake for two lucky fans to win an all-expenses paid trip to the fan festival in Austin. More information is available here.
The Austin fan festival marks the first Premier League Mornings Live supporter event that NBC Sports and the Premier League will present this season, following three successful installments (Boston, New York, and Washington D.C.) during the 2018-19 Premier League season. This year’s Austin event features a two-day format, which debuted last spring with the spirited fan festival in Boston, where more than 12,000 supporters celebrated at Cask n’ Flagon and outside of Fenway Park. NBC Sports introduced its innovative fan festival 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 on Premier League Mornings Live continues that direct outreach to passionate fans in different cities across the United States.
Premier League Interim Chief Executive, Richard Masters, said: “After a successful season of Premier League Mornings Live, we are delighted to be visiting Austin, Texas, for the first event of 2019-20. Last year we saw how passionate our American fans are, as we brought the Premier League experience to Washington D.C., New York and Boston. This season we are once again working with NBC Sports and bringing many of our clubs, partners and some famous faces to unique locations in different cities. Those attending in Austin can expect some great activations and I am sure there will be plenty of entertaining football for them to enjoy as we have some exciting fixtures taking place over the weekend.”
NBC Sports Chief Marketing Officer Jenny Storms added: “We are excited to once again partner with the Premier League on this two-day event. With a new city and time zone in Austin, we look forward to celebrating the sport with that passionate local fan base and showcasing the Texas culture across the country.”
The weekend’s Premier League coverage will kick off from Austin on Friday, October 25 with Premier League Live at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by the Southampton v. Leicester City match at 3 p.m. After the match, a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will debut live at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Both Premier League Live and THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW will be live from Scholz Garten in Austin, providing TV viewers a sneak peek at the fan festival ahead of Saturday’s kick-off. (NOTE: Friday’s telecasts are not open to the public.)
Supporters will arrive early in full-force on Saturday, October 26, for the match between reigning Premier League champions Manchester City and newly promoted Aston Villa at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage continues with a slate of three matches at 10 a.m. ET, with the day’s final fixture featuring Christian Pulisic and Chelsea as they visit Burnley at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Sunday’s coverage begins with Premier League Mornings Live at 8 a.m. ET, followed by Newcastle v. Wolves at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN. The second NBC match of the weekend kicks off at 12:30 p.m. ET with Liverpool v. Tottenham. Also at 12:30 p.m. ET, Arsenal host Crystal Palace and Manchester United visit Norwich City on NBC Sports Gold.
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 throughout the weekend.
Following is the full Premier League schedule for Friday, October 25-Sunday, October 27 (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., Oct. 25||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Fri., Oct. 25||3 p.m.||Southampton v. Leicester City||NBCSN|
|Fri., Oct. 25||5 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 26||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 26||7:30 a.m.||Manchester City v. Aston Villa||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 26||10 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Everton||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 26||10 a.m.||Watford v. Bournemouth||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Oct. 26||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Sheffield United||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Oct. 26||12:30 p.m.||Burnley v. Chelsea||NBC|
|Sun., Oct. 27||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 27||10 a.m.||Newcastle United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 27||12:30 p.m.||Liverpool v. Tottenham Hotspur||NBC|
|Sun., Oct. 27||12:30 p.m.||Arsenal v. Crystal Palace||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Oct. 27||12:30 p.m.||Norwich City v. Manchester United||NBC Sports Gold|
For further information, please visit NBCSports.com here.
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