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Tuesday, October 11th, 2022
NBC SPORTS & PEACOCK VISIT PHILADELPHIA FOR “PREMIER LEAGUE MORNINGS LIVE” FAN FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND OCT. 15-16 IN DILWORTH PARK
Premier League All-Time Leading Scorer and Hall of Famer Alan Shearer, Arsenal Legend and Hall of Famer Ian Wright, and WWE’s Sheamus to Join Fan Fest
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
NBC Sports & Peacock Bring Fútbol, Football and Fantasy Football to Philadelphia with Fan Festival, Cowboys-Eagles on Sunday Night Football and Fantasy Football Pioneer Matthew Berry On-Site in the City of Brotherly Love
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 11, 2022 – NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest travels to Dilworth Park in Philadelphia, Penn., located outside of the City Hall in Center City, this Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16, featuring live coverage of nine Premier League fixtures presented across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, Telemundo and Universo.
Across the two-day festival, 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 include the opportunity to have photos taken with the Premier League Trophy and club mascots.
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 Saturday and Sunday kicking off at 7 a.m. ET on USA Network.
Several special guests will join NBC Sports’ coverage throughout the festival highlighted by the Premier League’s all-time leading scorer and Hall of Famer Alan Shearer, Arsenal legend and Hall of Famer Ian Wright, who scored 113 goals in the Premier League for Arsenal and West Ham, and WWE’s Sheamus, an avid Liverpool supporter, who will be attending his third Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest.
In addition, coverage will feature Tim Howard speaking with Philadelphia 76ers four-time All-NBA center Joel Embiid, an Arsenal supporter. Click here for a preview.
The action-packed weekend will feature NBC Sports and Peacock bringing fútbol, football and fantasy football to Philadelphia, kicking off with the two-day Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest. The Eagles will host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Universo.
Fantasy football pioneer Matthew Berry will host this Sunday’s edition of Peacock’s Fantasy Football Pregame with Matthew Berry on-site from Dilworth Park alongside Michael Smith and Jay Croucher (presented from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET) and will contribute to Football Night in America – the most-watched studio show in sports – from Lincoln Financial Field beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The second hour of Fantasy Football Pregame, beginning at Noon ET, will also be televised live on CNBC on Sunday.
Among the many on-site activities at Dilworth Park, fans in attendance can take part in Peacock’s photo experience where they’ll be able to pose with their favorite Premier League players repping their clubs on one side, and the home countries they’ll compete for in the World Cup on the other. Additionally, as a returning benefit, all Peacock Premium subscribers will have exclusive access to the Fast Pass entry line into the Fan Fest.
Nine Premier League fixtures across five match windows will be presented throughout the two-day event live on the networks of NBCUniversal and Peacock, kicking off Saturday with Premier League Mornings Live presented by Barclays at 7 a.m. ET on USA Network, 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 Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Nottingham Forest on USA Network and Universo and Fulham v. Bournemouth on Peacock. Saturday’s action culminates with Harry Kane and third-place Tottenham facing 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. Coverage concludes with Premier League leading goal scorer Erling Haaland (15 goals in nine matches) and second-place Manchester City v. Mohamed Salah and Liverpool on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on USA Network and Telemundo.
Telemundo Deportes’ Ana Jurka will provide on-location reports from the Fan Fest throughout coverage on Telemundo and Universo.
The Soccer Cooligans, a soccer-obsessed comedic duo starring Alexis Guerreros and Christian Polanco, will serve as emcees of the Fan Fest.
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.
Fans in attendance will get the opportunity to see the NBC Sports production in action, and will be part of the background of the broadcast.
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 across the United States.
This season, Peacock will once again stream all games airing on the NBC broadcast network live. In addition, Peacock will feature studio shows, full match replays and the Premier League TV channel. All matchdays and windows exclusively on Peacock will feature NBC Sports’ Premier League studio coverage.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every matchweek on “The 2 Robbies” podcast. On the most recent episode, Earle and Mustoe discuss Arsenal’s 3-2 victory against Liverpool to remain atop the table and Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his 700th career club goal in Manchester United’s 2-1 win vs. Everton. The “2 Robbies” podcast is available anywhere you listen to podcasts. Click here to listen to the podcast or click here to watch on YouTube.
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
Premier League Pick ‘Em returns from the NBC Sports Predictor app, available in the App Store and Google Play Store. For each matchweek, a $50,000 jackpot prize is up for grabs for anyone who gets a “perfect score” – predicting the exact results of the featured matches (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em:
NBC SPORTS PUB PASS
For commercial establishments looking to show Premier League, they can get the NBC Sports Pub Pass, the new customizable platform specifically for the retail pub/restaurant market in the USA. The NBC Sports Pub Pass offers Pubs, Bars, Clubs and Restaurants and commercial establishments nationwide all the Premier League matches and programming specifically for commercial establishments – Live, Commercial-Free and On-Demand. To subscribe or to find out more information about the NBC Sports Pub Pass go to https://www.nbcpubpass.com/.
STREAMING ON PEACOCK
Peacock’s expansive programming features live sports coverage including Premier League, MLB Sunday Leadoff, Sunday Night Football, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, golf, Olympic sports, and much more. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel.
To learn more about how to watch Premier League on Peacock and how to sign up visit www.peacocktv.com/PL.
Premier League games on NBC and USA Network will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TVs via authentication, giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcasts. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast.
Following is NBC Sports’ schedule for this week’s Premier League coverage (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, Universo|
|Fri., Oct. 14||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Sat., Oct. 15||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||USA Network|
|Sat., Oct. 15||7:30 a.m.||Leicester City v. Crystal Palace||USA Network, Universo|
|Sat., Oct. 15||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||USA Network|
|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||Noon||Premier League Mornings Live||USA Network, Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 15||12:30 p.m.||Tottenham v. Everton||NBC, Peacock, Universo|
|Sat., Oct. 15||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC, Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 16||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||USA Network, Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 16||9 a.m.||Manchester United v. Newcastle||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||9 a.m.||Goal Rush||Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 16||11 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||USA Network, Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 16||11:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Manchester City||USA Network, Telemundo|
|Sun., Oct. 16||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|