NASHVILLE (May 4, 2020) – Nashville Soccer Club announced today that FOX 17, MyTV30 and CW58 of Nashville, TN will return as the official television broadcast partner when the club resumes playing in their inaugural 2020 Major League Soccer season, once the league’s stoppage due to COVID-19 concludes.
To celebrate the relationship, the partners will re-air an encore of the club’s inaugural MLS match against Atlanta United FC on Feb. 29, 2020. Fans will be able to relive the magic that saw a crowd of 59,069, the largest for a soccer match in the State of Tennessee, by tuning into FOX17 Nashville on Saturday, May 9 at 1 p.m. CT, presented by Renasant Bank.
“February 29 was a historic night for everyone connected to Nashville SC,” said Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre. “Saturday’s encore of our inaugural match will be an amazing memory for all of us and a great celebration of our broadcast partnership. For many people, being immersed in the excitement of the event meant that you did not perhaps get to see or enjoy every part of the atmosphere we created. To have this chance to re-live those epic few hours with our local broadcast partners is a fantastic way to take it all in and hear from many of those involved about how it all came together.”
During Nashville SC’s encore, fans will also get an inside look into the opening match as Tony Husband, the club’s Play-by-Play Lead, and Jamie Watson, Color Analyst, relive the club’s most special moments with player interviews, behind the scenes access, unique programming and prizes shared on the club’s Facebook and Twitter.
“We are thrilled to carry on our strong partnership with Nashville SC and embrace the new Major League Soccer opportunities in the Nashville market for the coming years,” stated Vice President and GM of FOX 17, CW58 and MyTV30, Noreen Parker.
Ahead of Saturday’s encore, Nashville SC will dedicate its weekly programming to showcasing behind the scenes access and interviews reliving the club’s inaugural MLS match. A breakdown of the activities planned is listed below. Make sure to tune into the club’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to enjoy all the content.
Live Events Schedule
|Tuesday, May 5||2:00 p.m.||Roundtable with Judah & the Lion on the making of the Never Give Up on You Anthem presented by Jack Daniel's||Featuring Judah & the Lion|
|Tuesday, May 5||6:00 p.m.||FILMORE Cinco de Mayo takeover, presented by Camarena Tequila||@NashvilleSC Instagram Live||Featuring FILMORE|
|Wednesday, May 6||5:00 p.m.||Fat Bottom Brewing Virtual Happy Hour||@NashvilleSC Instagram Live||Hosted by Jamie Watson. Special Guest: Shawn Johnson East and Andrew East|
|Thursday, May 7||12:00 p.m.||Q&A with MLS Commissioner Don Garber presented by BODYARMOR||@NashvilleSC Instagram Live||Guest: Don Garber|
|Thursday, May 7||6:00 p.m.||Six at 6 presented by Captain Morgan||@NashvilleSC Facebook Live||Trivia. Must be 21+ to participate.|
|Friday, May 8||5:00 p.m.||eMatch Day: Nashville SC vs FC Dallas||@NashvilleSC Twitch, Facebook, Twitter||FIFA20 stream|
|Friday, May 8||6:30 p.m.||What's Cook'N with Walker Zimmerman presented by Coca Cola||@NashvilleSC Instagram Live||Cook along with Nashville SC and USMNT defender Walker Zimmerman|
|Saturday, May 9||12:30 p.m.||ENCORE Second Screen Show||Facebook, Twitter||With Tony Husband and Jamie Watson|
|Saturday, May 9||1:00 p.m.||ENCORE presented by Renasant||FOX 17||Relive the inaugural MLS match|