FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 14th, 2022
NBC SPORTS & PREMIER LEAGUE TO BRING “PREMIER LEAGUE MORNINGS LIVE” FAN FESTIVAL TO UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT ON JANUARY 21-22, 2023
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 Universal Orlando’s CityWalk
Fan Festival Highlights Matches Across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, Telemundo and Universo
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 14, 2022 – NBC Sports and the Premier League are heading to Orlando, Florida for the next Premier League Mornings Live fan festival, on January 21-22, 2023. The two-day fan event will take place at Universal CityWalk, Universal Orlando Resort’s entertainment complex, and features live action from 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 Universal Orlando beginning at 7 a.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22. Telemundo Deportes 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 free activities suitable for families.
Soccer fans can attend for free. Registration for the event will open in late December.
The Orlando fan festival is the eighth Premier League Mornings Live supporter event to be presented by NBC Sports and the Premier League, and the second this season, following the Philadelphia fan fest last month. Previous fan festivals were held in Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Austin, Miami Beach, and Los Angeles. More than 50,000 soccer fans in the U.S. have attended Premier League Mornings Live events to date, which create a unique matchday experience for fans on-site and display the energy and passion of the Premier League for millions watching at home.
Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Masters, said: “Premier League Mornings Live is our way of giving dedicated football fans in the U.S., who get up early in the morning to watch their teams in action, a unique Premier League matchday experience. We are excited to head to Orlando for this next Fan Fest with NBC Sports and give supporters there the opportunity to take part in free and fun activity at the iconic Universal CityWalk.”
Chief Marketing Officer, Entertainment and Sports, NBCUniversal, Jenny Storms, added: “Coming off a record number of supporters last month in Center City in Philadelphia, we are thrilled to partner with the Premier League to bring Fan Fest to an NBCUniversal destination – Universal Orlando Resorts – for the first time. The Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest, Jurassic Park River Adventure, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, and so much more to see and do – it will be an experience of a lifetime at Universal Orlando.”
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.
Premier League matches to be played on the weekend of January 21-22 are:
|AFC Bournemouth v. Nottingham Forest|
|Arsenal v. Manchester United|
|Crystal Palace v. Newcastle United|
|Fulham v. Tottenham Hotspur|
|Leeds United v. Brentford|
|Leicester City v. Brighton & Hove Albion|
|Liverpool v. Chelsea|
|Manchester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Southampton v. Aston Villa|
|West Ham United v. Everton|
Final dates, times and viewing platform information for the fixtures will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
About the Premier League
The Premier League produces some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The League and its clubs use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities, and partners in the UK and across the world. The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds. It is a competition for everyone, everywhere and is available to watch in 880 million in 188 countries.
About NBC Sports
NBC Sports connects people to the moments that matter most and serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company presents premier content across linear platforms NBC, USA Network, Golf Channel, as well numerous digital sites, including Peacock. It also consists of NBC Sports Next, a subdivision of NBC Sports and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology within its three groups: Youth & Recreational Sports, Golf, and Betting & Gaming. NBC Sports possesses an unparalleled collection of media rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the NFL, Big Ten Conference, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR, Notre Dame, The R&A, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, MLB, Tour de France, Roland-Garros, and many more.
About Universal Orlando Resort
For more than 30 years, Universal Orlando has immersed guests in amazing “woah” moments that free them from the stress of their worlds. Across the award-winning destination, they can let go and live in the moment with those they care about most as they embark on incredible theme park adventures, like causing mischief with the Minions from Illumination’s “Despicable Me,” coming face-to-face with ferocious dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, walking the corridors of Hogwarts castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and so much more.
Universal Orlando is home to three epic theme parks that feature some of the world’s most exciting and innovative experiences, including Universal’s Islands of Adventure – named the #1 Amusement Park in the World for five years in a row by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice; Universal Studios Florida – home to the most technologically-advanced stunt show yet, The Bourne Stuntacular; and Universal’s Volcano Bay – a tropical oasis like no other that features an actual beach right in the middle of Orlando.
Universal Orlando’s hotels are destinations unto themselves and include the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites & Dockside Inn and Suites. And Universal’s entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family.
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