After last season’s successful Premier League Fan Fest in New York City, NBC Sports will be hosting more festivals on the road this season with the first one scheduled for Saturday, September 29 in Washington DC.
Entitled Premier League Mornings Live, the fan festival will include a turf pitch, the Premier League trophy, club mascots, special guests, contests, as well as NBC Sports’ studio team of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe on site.
The DC event will air live on NBCSN from N. Capitol Street beginning at 7 a.m. ET on September 29, and will be joined by several special guests throughout the day and bring the day’s celebration to viewers all across the country.
The full event schedule will be announced at a later date.
According to NBC Sports, the Premier League has an ongoing commitment to bringing unique experiences to its fans, and working with NBC Sports Group on this “Premier League Mornings Live” event series will continue that direct outreach to passionate fans in different cities.
On September 20, supporters will be out in full-force to cheer on their teams ahead of the day’s matches, kicking off with West Ham v. Manchester United at 7:30 a.m. ET, continuing with a slate of six matches at 10 a.m. ET, and culminating with Chelsea v. Liverpool at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Premier League Managing Director Richard Masters said: “Premier League clubs have a fantastic and loyal fan base in the United States and we value their commitment to the competition. Through NBC’s broadcasting, they have created a ritual of early morning viewing and we want to celebrate that. We are looking forward to bringing a Premier League experience to Washington D.C. as the first stop in a series of events to give local supporters the opportunity to share their passion for the Premier League.”
NBC Sports Group Chief Marketing Officer Jenny Storms added: “Last season we developed the idea to celebrate fans in the U.S., who have been such strong supporters of NBC Sports and our coverage of the Premier League. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Premier League this year to expand on the size and scope of the events and provide fans in Washington, D.C. and at home with a unique experience celebrating their fandom.”