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Monday, February 24th, 2020
NBC SPORTS & PREMIER LEAGUE HEADING TO CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE, BRINGING “PREMIER LEAGUE MORNINGS LIVE” FAN FESTIVAL TO PHILADELPHIA APRIL 4-5
Two-Day Event to Take Place at Dilworth Park, Located Outside of Philadelphia’s City Hall
NBC Sports’ Studio Team of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino & Robbie Mustoe to Present Premier League Mornings Live on Location
NBC Sports’ Coverage is Presented by Barclays
Fan Festival Highlights Nine Matches, Including a Matchup of First- and Second-Place Clubs as Liverpool Visit Manchester City on Sunday, April 5, at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Telemundo
ePremier League USA Finals to Take Place Over Both Days at Premier League Fan Fest in Philadelphia
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 24, 2020 – NBC Sports and the Premier League are travelling to Philadelphia, Pa., for the next Premier League Mornings Live fan festival, on April 4-5, 2020. The two-day fan festival will take place at Dilworth Park, located outside of Philadelphia’s City Hall in Center City, and features live action from nine Premier League fixtures across five match windows. The weekend’s matches include a meeting between the Premier League’s current first- and second-place clubs as Manchester City host current league leaders Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on Sunday, April 5, at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.
The Premier League Trophy, club mascots and special guests will be in attendance at the event, which soccer fans can attend for free by signing up here.
NBC Sports’ studio team of host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe will broadcast Premier League Mornings Live, presented by Barclays, from the event on NBCSN beginning at 7 a.m. ET on Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5. The group will be joined by several special guests throughout the day and will bring the celebration to viewers across the country.
NBC Sports and the Premier League have also teamed up to bring the ePremier League USA Finals, a free-to-play esports tournament operated by Gfinity and FACEIT, to the Philadelphia Fan Fest. Registration for the tournament, which will see competitors battle it out online to reach the Philadelphia finals in April, begins today and can be accessed by clicking here. Online qualification matches on Xbox and PlayStation consoles begin March 4 and the finalists will be flown to Philadelphia for the ePremier League USA Finals at the Fan Fest on April 4-5.
The Philadelphia fan festival is the third and final Premier League Mornings Live supporter event that NBC Sports and the Premier League will present this season, following October’s event in Austin, Texas, and December’s event in Miami Beach, Florida.
This follows three spirited fan festivals (New York, Washington D.C. and Boston) during the 2018/19 Premier League season. Nearly 35,000 soccer fans in the U.S. have attended Premier League Mornings Live events so far.
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 Chief Executive, Richard Masters, said: “It seems only fitting that we round off our Premier League Mornings Live events for the 2019/20 season by bringing soccer fans together in the city famed for brotherly love, Philadelphia.
The event at Dilworth Park will be another exciting chance for NBC Sports and us to bring Premier League action direct to supporters in the US and will be the first time at a Mornings Live Fan Festival where we have hosted an esports final. We hope that this and the other great free activities available to fans will encourage them to come down and get involved.”
NBC Sports Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Content Strategy Jenny Storms added: “From the Texas State Capital to South Beach and now to Center City, Fan Fests create an exciting and unique atmosphere which brings Premier League supporters in the U.S. together to celebrate the game they love. After two successful events in Austin and Miami, we’re thrilled to finish the 2019-20 Fan Fest season by bringing that excitement to the heart of Philly.”
The weekend’s Premier League coverage will kick off from Philadelphia on Saturday, April 4, with Premier League Live at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Aston Villa v. Wolverhampton Wanderers at 7:30 a.m. ET (NBCSN, Universo).
Sunday’s coverage begins with a two-hour Premier League Mornings Live at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by West Ham v. Chelsea (9 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo).
Soccer fans from across the country can interact with the event by sharing their #MyPLMorning on social media, from wherever they are watching. Select viewer photos will be featured on air throughout the weekend.
Following is the full Premier League schedule for Saturday, April 4-Monday, April 6 (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Apr. 4||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 4||7:30 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Apr. 4||10 a.m.||Arsenal v. Norwich City||CNBC|
|Sat., Apr. 4||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Newcastle||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Apr. 4||10 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Apr. 4||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Burnley||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Apr. 4||10 a.m.||Watford v. Southampton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Apr. 4||12:30 p.m.||Sheffield United v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sun., Apr. 5||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Apr. 5||9 a.m.||West Ham v. Chelsea||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Apr. 5||11:30 a.m.||Manchester City v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Mon., Apr. 6||3 p.m.||Everton v. Leicester City||NBCSN|
For further information, please visit NBCSports.com here.
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