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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
1ST-PLACE LIVERPOOL V. TOTTENHAM SUNDAY ON NBC HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEKEND’S ACTION-PACKED PREMIER LEAGUE MORNINGS LIVE FAN FEST PRESENTED BY BARCLAYS, IN AUSTIN
NBC Sports’ Studio Team of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino & Robbie Mustoe to Present Premier League Mornings Live on Location at Scholz Garten
Coverage Will Feature Videos from Professional Athletes & Personalities, Including JJ Watt, Julian Edelman, Matthew McConaughey, Chris Simms, Megan Rapinoe & More
Full Weekend of Live Coverage Begins Friday, Oct. 25 with Southampton v. Leicester City at 3 p.m. ET Followed by THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW on NBCSN
Festival to Feature Special Guests, the Premier League Trophy, Club Mascots, Mechanical Bull, Airbrush Tattoos & More
Telemundo Deportes’ Ana Jurka to Join Fan Fest Coverage on Sunday
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 23, 2019 – NBC Sports and the Premier League will welcome fans to this season’s first Premier League Mornings Live presented by Barclays, supporter event this weekend in Austin, Texas. The festivities will kick off on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 a.m. ET (6 a.m. CT) at Scholz Garten, the oldest beer garden in America.
The two-day fan festival will feature live action from nine games across five match windows, culminating in the highly-anticipated Liverpool v. Tottenham showdown on Sun., Oct. 27 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo. First-place Liverpool dropped their first points of the Premier League season in a 1-1 draw at Manchester United last week, which ended their 17-match win streak. Tottenham are coming off a 1-1 draw with Watford as they continue to chase a spot in the top-4. Arlo White calls the match, joined by Graeme Le Saux and Lee Dixon.
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 Scholz Garten all weekend; live coverage begins Friday, Oct. 25 at 2:30 p.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Southampton v. Leicester City on NBCSN.
Friday’s action from Scholz Garten also includes a live episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. This week’s live episode features special appearances from Lowe, former Everton and U.S. men’s soccer star goalkeeper Tim Howard, and one of Austin’s top chefs, Aaron Franklin.
The fan festival kicks off Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings Live, followed by Manchester City v. Aston Villa at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Doors will open for fans at 6:30 a.m. ET (5:30 a.m. CT).
The event will feature the Premier League trophy, club mascots, a mechanical bull, airbrush tattoos, pancake artists, special giveaways, and more. Special guests this weekend will include: Alan Shearer, the Premier League’s all-time top scorer, former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole, who won eight major trophies with Chelsea; former Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, and Howard. Following his attendance at the Premier League Mornings Live event in Boston earlier this year, WWE’s Sheamus will also make his return, supporting Liverpool when they take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, Oct. 27. Click here for more information.
In addition, NBC Sports live coverage will feature special messages from current and former professional athletes and personalities, including JJ Watt, Matthew McConaughey, Chris Simms (former University of Texas QB), and Megan Rapinoe. New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman also displays his soccer skills in a special video at Gillette Stadium.
For fans who can’t make it to Austin, NBC Sports will present “live look-ins” from Premier League viewing parties across the country, including Atlanta, Miami, and Los Angeles.
NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings Live fan locations:
|City||Supporter Club||Location||NBC Station|
|Atlanta||Man City Atlanta Cityzens||The Brewhouse||WXIA|
|Los Angeles||L.A. Chelsea Blues||The Stalking Horse||KNBC|
Saturday’s match coverage continues with a slate of three matches at 10 a.m. ET (9 a.m. CT): Brighton & Hove Albion v. Everton on NBCSN, Watford v. Bournemouth on NBC Sports Gold, and West Ham v. Sheffield United on NBC Sports Gold.
At 12:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. CT), NBC presents coverage of Burnley v. Chelsea. Chelsea have climbed into the top-4 after three straight Premier League wins, while Burnley look to rebound from a 2-1 loss to Leicester. White calls the match, joined by Le Saux and Dixon.
Fans will return to Scholz Garten for a second day of festivities on Sunday, Oct. 27, as Premier League Mornings Live kicks off at 8 a.m. ET (7 a.m. CT), followed by Newcastle v. Wolverhampton Wanderers at 10 a.m. ET (9 a.m. CT) on NBCSN and Telemundo. During the match, Telemundo Deportes will present a special breakfast event, in partnership with the Wolverhampton Wanderers. The first 300 fans to arrive at the festival to watch the matchup will receive free breakfast, giveaways and the chance to win a signed jersey by Mexico and Wolves star forward Raul Jimenez. In addition, Telemundo Deportes’ host and commentator Ana Jurka will join NBCSN and Telemundo’s Premier League coverage on Sunday live from the event.
Sunday’s match coverage from Austin concludes with three fixtures at 12:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. CT), including Arsenal v. Crystal Palace and Norwich City v. Manchester United on NBC Sports Gold.
The Austin fan festival is the first Premier League Mornings Live supporter event that NBC Sports and the Premier League will present this football season, with two more coming later in the 2019-20 campaign. This follows three successful festivals (Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C.) during the 2018-19 Premier League season.
Visit https://www.nbcsports.com/PremierLeagueMorningsLive for more information.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every match day on The 2 Robbies podcast. On the latest episode, the Robbies review key results from Match Week 9, focusing on Manchester United and Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. The two also discuss Manchester City’s win at Crystal Palace, Arsenal’s defeat at Sheffield United, Tottenham’s draw at home to Watford and the debate over who is currently the third best team in the Premier League. The 2 Robbies podcast is available via audio on NBCSports.com/podcasts and via video on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel.
PREMIER LEAGUE ON NBC PODCAST
NBC Sports’ newest podcast features interviews with the biggest names in the Premier League, a collection of spirited in-studio debates, and exclusive on-site interviews and access. On this week’s episode, Rebecca Lowe, Kyle Martino, Robbie Earle, and Ahmed Fareed give their take on Match Week 9 in the Premier League, including Everton’s win over West Ham, the third best team in the League, Manchester United drawing with Liverpool with pitch-side interviews from Virgil van Dijk and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Arsenal losing another away match at Sheffield United.
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em returns this season from the free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app. The app, developed with Boom Fantasy, is available in the App Store and Google Play Store, and gives eligible fans the chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes over the next year. Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em will feature at least $2,500 in weekly prizes, with a $50,000 grand prize for a “perfect week” – picking the correct scores of all five Premier League matches in that match week’s competition (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em this Week:
Match Week 10
|Sat., Oct. 26||12:30 p.m. – NBC||Burnley v. Chelsea|
|Sun. Oct. 27||10 a.m. – NBCSN||Newcastle v. Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Sun., Oct. 27||12:30 p.m. – NBC||Liverpool v. Tottenham|
|Sun., Oct. 27||12:30 p.m. – NBC Sports Gold||Arsenal v. Crystal Palace|
|Sun., Oct. 27||12:30 p.m. – NBC Sports Gold||Norwich City v. Manchester United|
Premier League games on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – has launched its upgraded “Premier League Pass” for the 2019-20 season. For the first time, “Premier League Pass” will also include full-event replay for all 380 matches on demand*, new Sky Sports content, and more than 1,400 hours of the most robust offering of Premier League shoulder programming ever available in the U.S. Fans can purchase the enhanced “Premier League Pass,” priced at $64.99, today by visiting NBCSportsGold.com. Also available for purchase on NBCSportsGold.com is the new “MatchDay Pass” for $39.99, which features 140 live matches.
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, Universo|
|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, Telemundo|
|Sun., Oct. 27||12:30 p.m.||Liverpool v. Tottenham Hotspur||NBC, Telemundo|
|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|
|Sun., Oct. 27||12:30 p.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|