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Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
STARS, SUN & SOCCER IN HOLLYWOOD THIS WEEKEND AS NBC SPORTS AND PREMIER LEAGUE BRING “PREMIER LEAGUE MORNINGS LIVE” FAN FESTIVAL TO LOS ANGELES
Premier League All-Time Goal Scorer Alan Shearer, former USMNT & Watford Defender Jay DeMerit and “Coach Beard” from Ted Lasso to Join Fan Fest
NBC Sports’ Studio Team of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe & Tim Howard on Location for Premier League Mornings Live Shows presented by Barclays
The Men in Blazers Return to NBC Sports This Weekend with Special Live Segment at Fan Fest; Telemundo Deportes’ Ana Jurka to Be On-Site
Two-Day Outdoor Event to Take Place this Weekend Oct. 23-24 at Historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; Fans Can Participate in Free On-Site Activities and Register to Attend Here
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 19, 2021 – NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings Live fan fest heads to the West Coast for the first time, with a weekend of activity in Los Angeles, Calif., this Saturday, Oct. 23, and Sunday, Oct. 24.
Across the two-day festival – which will take place at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – registered fans can get involved in NBC Sports’ live on-site broadcast, meet former Premier League soccer stars and take part in free on-site activities, which includes the opportunity to have photos taken with the Premier League Trophy and club mascots from Burnley, Leeds United, Manchester City, Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The group will be joined by several special guests throughout the festival including Premier League all-time goal scorer Alan Shearer, who said: “I can’t wait to join Premier League fans on the West Coast. I know from my previous visits to the U.S. that football fans are incredibly passionate, getting up early in the morning to follow their favourite clubs. It will be a fantastic event in a really great setting, so I look forward to meeting fans out there and watching the weekend’s matches together.”
Former Watford Football Club captain and U.S. Men’s National Team defender Jay DeMerit and actor Brendan Hunt, who plays “Coach Beard” on Ted Lasso, are also among the famous faces attending the event.
In addition, actor Matthew Lewis, who is a Leeds United supporter, will be in attendance to catch up with fans and get involved in some of the free activities.
NBC Sports’ studio team of host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe and Tim Howard will broadcast Premier League Mornings Live presented by Barclays from the event beginning each day at 7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT on NBCSN on Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24.
The Men in Blazers, Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, will make a special appearance at the Los Angeles Coliseum with a live segment on NBCSN’s coverage this Saturday. Earlier this week, it was announced The Men in Blazers will return to NBC Sports for their eighth season.
Telemundo Deportes – the exclusive Spanish language home of the Premier League in the U.S. – will be on-site with Ana Jurka.
Among the many on-site activities at the Coliseum, Peacock will challenge fans to test their soccer and kicking skills on different goals with a chance to win prizes, and will have coffee trucks stationed throughout Fan Fest to provide an early-morning boost as supporters “wake up with Premier League Mornings.” In addition, Peacock Premium subscribers will receive special fast pass access into Fan Fest. For more information on Premier League on Peacock, click here.
This weekend’s event features live action from nine Premier League fixtures across five match windows on the networks of NBCUniversal and Peacock, concluding with Manchester United v. Liverpool on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.
The Premier League Mornings Live event is being held outdoors and under the iconic peristyle end of the Coliseum beneath the Olympic torch. It is a fully vaccinated event and fans can find the latest COVID safety protocols, here.
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.
The Los Angeles fan festival is the sixth Premier League Mornings Live supporter event to be presented by NBC Sports and the Premier League, and the first since December 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida. Previous fan festivals were held in New York, Washington D.C., Boston and Austin, Texas. Nearly 35,000 soccer fans in the U.S. have attended Premier League Mornings Live events to date, which create a matchday experience for fans on-site and display the energy and passion of the Premier League for the millions watching the broadcast at home.
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 across the United States.
The April 2020 Philadelphia fan fest, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, is expected to be rescheduled over a future Premier League weekend.
Following is the Premier League schedule for Saturday, October 23 – Sunday, October 24 (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Oct. 23||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 23||7:30 a.m.||Chelsea v. Norwich City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Oct. 23||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 23||10 a.m.||Leeds United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Oct. 23||10 a.m.||Everton v. Watford||USA Network|
|Sat., Oct. 23||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Newcastle||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 23||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Burnley||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 23||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 23||12:30 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester City||NBC, Peacock, Universo|
|Sat., Oct. 23||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC, Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 24||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 24||9 a.m.||West Ham v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 24||9 a.m.||Brentford v. Leicester City||Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 24||11:30 a.m.||Manchester United v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Oct. 24||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
For further information, please visit NBCSports.com here.