On Wednesday, the Washington Spirit announced a new broadcast partnership with Monumental Sports Network and NBC Sports Washington for the 2019 NWSL season. The broadcast partnership will provide local TV and digital broadcasts of a minimum of 12 Spirit games during the upcoming season.
— Washington Spirit (@WashSpirit) January 30, 2019
The full broadcast schedule for the 2019 season will be provided in the coming weeks, after the NWSL regular season schedule is announced.
“On the day I was hired I said we were going to greatly improve the Washington Spirit experience for our players and fans. Our partnership with Monumental Sports Network and NBC Sports Washington is part of fulfilling this commitment,” Washington Spirit CEO Larry Best said in the team’s press release. “Our fans will have greater access to viewing our matches, and our players will have unprecedented exposure for their world-class play on the field. I’m proud that the Spirit are the first NWSL club to establish this type of partnership and I am delighted that our brand is associated with the best in the business. It doesn’t get better than Monumental Sports Network and NBC Sports Washington.”
The Spirit will also work with MSN and NBC Sports Washington on additional cross-promotional activities—promising new original content on the team on and off the field.
“This agreement with Monumental Sports and NBC Sports Washington is truly groundbreaking,” Spirit midfielder Andi Sullivan said. “My teammates and I value every avenue for enhancing the bond with our fans and this partnership enables us to take it to another level.”