The advertising campaign by NBC Sports to promote it’s Premier League coverage continues to win plaudits with videos, billboards in Times Square and subway cars. And now, NBC has taken to the streets of New York City with a street poster that shows many of the NYC boroughs and neighborhoods matched up with Premier League teams.
The visually jarring poster will definitely stop New Yorkers in their tracks to figure out what the poster means.
Looking more closely at the poster, the New York City boroughs and neighborhoods are:
The Bronx — Sunderland
Staten Island — Newcastle United
Queens — West Bromwich Albion
Lower East Side — Norwich City
Brooklyn — Cardiff City
Lower Manhattan — Chelsea
Tribeca — Southampton
Soho — Crystal Palace
East Village — Tottenham
Gramercy Park — Fulham
Midtown East — West Ham United
West and Central Village — Arsenal
Chelsea — Everton
Midtown West and Hell’s Kitchen — Manchester City
Upper West Side — Liverpool
Upper East Side — Manchester United
Morningside Heights — Swansea
Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights and Harlem — Hull City Tigers
Yorkville — Stoke City
Long Island — Aston Villa
As someone who loves New York City but always gets lost on the subway system, the above list looks pretty good. Personally, as a Swansea City supporter, I would have relegated Cardiff City from Brooklyn to New Jersey, but that’s my personal bias getting in the way.
If you were to improve the NBC poster to move Premier League teams into more appropriate NYC boroughs and neighborhoods based on the type of team they are, how would you re-arrange them? Post your suggestions in the comments section below.
Photo credit: @tienmao.