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Free Champions League Viewing Parties in NYC, Boston and DC

espn360com Free Champions League Viewing Parties in NYC, Boston and DC

ESPN360.com and Verizon have teamed up to offer free viewing parties for this week’s Champions League matches featuring the second leg of the quarter-finals between Porto and Manchester United, Chelsea versus Liverpool, Arsenal against Villarreal and Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona.

The free viewing parties will be hosted in Boston, New York and Washington, DC. They’re open to soccer fans aged 21 or older. The events are open from 2pm to 6pm. Here are more details:

New York City, Tuesday, April 14 (Chelsea v Liverpool, and Bayern v Barcelona)

  • Nevada Smiths (74 3rd Avenue)
  • The Irish Pub (839 7th Avenue)
  • Jack Dempsey’s (36 W. 33rd St.)

New York City, Wednesday, April 15 (Porto v Man United, and Arsenal v Villarreal)

  • Nevada Smiths (74 3rd Ave.)
  • Oldcastle Pub (160 W. 54th St.)
  • Tonic Bar & Rest (727 7th Ave)

Boston, Tuesday, April 14 (Chelsea v Liverpool, and Bayern v Barcelona)

  • Phoenix Landing (512 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge)
  • The Banchee (934 Dorchester Ave)
  • McGann’s Pub 197 Portland St.

Boston, Wednesday, April 15 (Porto v Man United, and Arsenal v Villarreal)

  • Phoenix Landing (512 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge)
  • The Banchee (934 Dorchester Ave)
  • Lir (903 Boylston St)

Washington DC, Tuesday, April 14 (Chelsea v Liverpool, and Bayern v Barcelona)

  • Lucky Bar (1221 Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Summers Bar (1520 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA)
  • Ireland Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd)

Washington DC, Wednesday, April 15 (Porto v Man United, and Arsenal v Villarreal)

  • Lucky Bar (1221 Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Summers Bar (1520 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA)
  • Fado (808 7th St. NW)

“ESPN360.com, ESPN’s signature live sports broadband network, is using the viewing parties as a way to reward North American soccer fans for their passion and enthusiasm surrounding the world’s game,” said ESPN in a prepared statement. “Fans will be able to watch both of the quarterfinal games, which they otherwise might not have access to through their local cable provider. These events are an excellent way to connect with other supporters and to celebrate the beautiful game in a vibrant atmosphere.”

Don’t forget to “schedule your doctor’s appointment” for this Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon so you don’t miss out on any of these must-see games!

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4 Responses to Free Champions League Viewing Parties in NYC, Boston and DC

  1. Simon Burke says:

    What actually happens at said parties??

  2. Myopian says:

    hmmm – i wonder if this has anything to do with FSC winning Premier League rights :)

  3. The Gaffer says:

    Hi Simon, good question. As far as I know, it’ll be the typical pub experience with fans watching the game on television sets. If ESPN and Verizon are wise, they may bring some freebies to give away such as T-shirts.

    Myopian, Fox hasn’t won the Premier League TV rights yet for the 2010-2013 seasons. The parties are meant as more of a way to increase publicity for ESPN360. There’s still an awful lot of people out there who aren’t aware of what ESPN360 provides.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  4. eplnfl says:

    Good point Chris. If ESPN gets the Prem rights 360 becomes critical for them. Think about the Monday night game and all those Ameircan’s who are at work but will be able to drop in online on 360 or arrange their lunch around the game. It appears ESPN is thinking ahead. Not to mention those of us who would just as easily come home and watch the match on demand on 360.

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