Kansas City NWSL Announces Local Television Broadcast Partner
KANSAS CITY - Kansas City NWSL has announced a multi-year agreement with KCTV/KSMO to become the official local television broadcast partner of the club through the 2023 season. As part of the agreement, KCTV/KSMO will broadcast eight matches locally during the 2021 campaign, as well as serve as the home of KC NWSL's national broadcast on Sunday, June 20 against the Portland Thorns.
"The entire KCTV team has been incredibly enthusiastic and supportive from day one," said Chief Operating Officer Amber Cox. "From the announcement of the team in December to our match last Sunday, KCTV has shown a consistent commitment to keeping fans up-to-date on the team's progress, both on and off the pitch. It's been proven time and again that when women's sports receives coverage, fans tune in. We're thrilled to make these matches available via our local partner for the best fans in NWSL."
Following the club's national broadcast on CBS versus Portland on June 20, KC NWSL will be featured locally on Friday, July 2 at 6 p.m. CT when the team travels to New Jersey to face NJ/NY Gotham FC. KCTV/KSMO's full slate of the club's match-ups are included below. Local broadcasts will feature Aly Trost, who will provide analysis and color commentary, along with play-by-play commentator Brad Porter.
"Everyone at KCTV5/KSMO is thrilled to be the official broadcast partner of KC NWSL," said Charlie Henrich, Vice President and General Manager of KCTV and KSMO. "In Kansas City we love to support our teams, and we are so proud to bring our viewers unmatched access and coverage of these world-class athletes as they kick off their inaugural season!"
Since the club's announcement just over 180 days ago, KC NWSL has experienced incredible support from the community. Recording over 3,000 seats on deposit in the first month, the team has averaged approximately 5,000 fans in its first two home matches. For tickets and information, visit KCWoSo.com.
2021 Kansas City NWSL Broadcast Schedule
Games and times are subject to change. All times listed are Central Time.
DATE HOME VISITOR STADIUM TIME
Sun., June 20 Portland Thorns* Kansas City NWSL Providence Park 3 p.m.
Fri., July 2 NJ/NY Gotham FC Kansas City NWSL Red Bull Arena 6 p.m.
Sun., July 11 OL Reign Kansas City NWSL Cheney Stadium 6 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 1 Portland Thorns Kansas City NWSL Providence Park 2 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 8 Racing Lousiville Kansas City NWSL Lynn Family Stadium 2 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 14 Kansas City NWSL OL Reign Legends Field 7 p.m.
Sun., Sep. 26 Washington Spirit Kansas City NWSL Segra Field 4 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 2 Kansas City NWSL Houston Dash Legends Field 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 16 Chicago Red Stars Kansas City NWSL SeatGeek Stadium 7 p.m.
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