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Monday, August 29th, 2022
NBC SPORTS & PREMIER LEAGUE TO BRING “PREMIER LEAGUE MORNINGS LIVE” FAN FESTIVAL TO PHILADELPHIA ON OCTOBER 15-16
NBC Sports’ Studio Team of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe & Tim Howard Will Be On-Location for Premier League Mornings Live presented by Barclays
Two-Day Event to Take Place at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia
Fan Festival Highlights Nine Matches Across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, Telemundo and Universo, Including Liverpool v. Manchester City on Sunday, October 16, at 11:30 a.m. ET on USA Network & Telemundo
Peacock to Live Stream Five Matches During Fan Fest, Including Former MLS Player Jesse Marsch’s Side Leeds United v. Arsenal
NBC Sports’ Weekend of Fútbol and Football in Philadelphia Culminates with Eagles Hosting Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock
STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 29, 2022 – NBC Sports and the Premier League are traveling to Philadelphia for the next Premier League Mornings Live fan festival, on October 15-16. 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 presented across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, Telemundo and Universo.
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 on USA Network and Peacock beginning at 7 a.m. ET on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. The group will be joined by several special guests, who will help bring the celebration to viewers across the country. Telemundo Deportes’ Ana Jurka will provide on-location reports from the Fan Fest into weekend coverage on Telemundo and Universo. The event will also feature the Premier League Trophy, club mascots and family activities. Soccer fans can attend for free by signing up here.
The Premier League’s No Room for Racism activity will be highlighted over the weekend too, encouraging fans to take a stand against racism and all forms of discrimination.
The weekend’s matches conclude with a meeting between the Premier League’s past two title-winning clubs as Liverpool (2019-20 champions) host Manchester City (2017-18, 2018-19, 2020-21 and 2021-22 champions) at Anfield on Sunday, October 16, at 11:30 a.m. ET on USA Network and Telemundo.
The Fan Fest kicks off NBC Sports’ weekend of fútbol and football in Philadelphia, which concludes in primetime on Sunday as the Eagles host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. It will be a weekend of big events in Philadelphia, which will serve as a host city for FIFA World Cup 2026™.
The Philadelphia fan festival is the seventh Premier League Mornings Live supporter event to be presented by NBC Sports and the Premier League, and the first since October 2021 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Previous fan festivals were held in Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Austin, and Miami Beach. More than 40,000 soccer fans in the U.S. have attended Premier League Mornings Live events, 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 previously scheduled April 2020 Philadelphia fan fest was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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: “The Premier League Mornings Live Fan Festivals have continued to be fantastic events for our dedicated supporters in the U.S., who rise early in the morning to watch their teams play.
“We are extremely pleased to be kicking off this season’s events with NBC in Philadelphia, as we continue in our aim to bring those in America the best matchday experience possible.”
Chief Marketing Officer, Entertainment and Sports, NBCUniversal, Jenny Storms, added: “With a series of exciting events in cosmopolitan cities and iconic locations stretching from east (New York City) to west (Los Angeles Coliseum), Fenway Park to South Beach, and from our nation’s capital to the Texas State Capital, we are thrilled to partner with the Premier League as we bring our unique Fan Fest to Center City in Philadelphia, as supporters in the U.S. once again come together to celebrate the game they love.”
The weekend’s Premier League coverage will kick-off from Philadelphia on Saturday, Oct. 15, with Premier League Mornings Live presented by Barclays at 7 a.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock, followed by Leicester City v. Crystal Palace at 7:30 a.m. ET on USA Network and Universo. Two matches follow at 10 a.m. ET with Wolves v. Nottingham Forest on USA Network and Universo and Fulham v. Bournemouth on Peacock. Saturday’s action culminates with Tottenham v. Everton at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Universo.
Sunday’s coverage begins with a two-hour Premier League Mornings Live presented by Barclays at 7 a.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock, followed at 9 a.m. ET by four fixtures: Manchester United v. Newcastle on USA Network and Telemundo, Leeds United v. Arsenal on Peacock, Aston Villa v. Chelsea on Peacock, and Southampton v. West Ham on Peacock. The day’s coverage concludes with Liverpool v. Manchester City at 11:30 a.m. ET on USA Network 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 Friday, Oct. 14-Sunday, Oct. 16 (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., Oct. 14||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Fri., Oct. 14||3 p.m.||Brentford v. Brighton & Hove Albion||USA Network|
|Sat., Oct. 15||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live presented by Barclays||USA Network, Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 15||7:30 a.m.||Leicester City v. Crystal Palace||USA Network, Universo|
|Sat., Oct. 15||10 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Nottingham Forest||USA Network, Universo|
|Sat., Oct. 15||10 a.m.||Fulham v. Bournemouth||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 15||12:30 p.m.||Tottenham Hotspur v. Everton||NBC, Peacock, Universo|
|Sun., Oct. 16||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live presented by Barclays||USA Network, Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 16||9 a.m.||Manchester United v. Newcastle United||USA Network, Telemundo|
|Sun., Oct. 16||9 a.m.||Leeds United v. Arsenal||Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 16||9 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Chelsea||Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 16||9 a.m.||Southampton v. West Ham||Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 16||11:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Manchester City||USA Network, Telemundo|
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