Two LouCity Games Selected for National ESPN Coverage
Louisville City FC will twice appear on national broadcasts this season in games against high-profile, cross-divisional opponents, the USL Championship announced Wednesday.
First for LouCity is its Sept. 7 matchup at Hartford Athletic set to air at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2, with the primetime contest featuring last year's top Eastern Conference points earners.
Lynn Family Stadium will then get its chance to shine on national television when LouCity hosts New Mexico United at 3 p.m. ET on Oct. 3, also on ESPN2. ET. The initial meeting between these sides will pit two of the USL Championship's most well-supported clubs against one another.
In addition to the linear schedule on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, the remainder of the USL Championship season and playoff games will stream live on ESPN+, giving fans a front-row seat for almost 700 games across both leagues.
Locally, fans can catch each regular season game on the WDRB Media family of networks, primarily WBKI/Louisville's CW, with radio coverage on ESPN Louisville's AM 680 and FM 105.7. Game times and full local broadcast assignments are pending.
LouCity will open its regular season April 24 against Atlanta United 2 at Lynn Family Stadium. The USL Championship season, which consists of 32 games played mostly within newly established divisions, culminates Nov. 28 with the final at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN or ESPN2.
"This is the biggest and brightest platform we've ever had for our league," said USL Executive Vice President Court Jeske. "We are thrilled at the wide selection of games, clubs and landmark moments that will appear on national television this season. It's a special thing for our league to be able to showcase our clubs and cities across the USL Championship and League One on ESPN's networks in addition to streaming an incredible schedule on ESPN+."
Two preseason games remain for the boys in purple, who face reigning USL League One champion Greenville Triumph FC on Sunday before meeting Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC in their final tuneup. That game, which kicks off at 3 p.m. at Lynn Family Stadium, is open to the public with tickets available at LouCity.com .
2021 USL on ESPN TV Schedule
April 30 - Phoenix Rising FC vs. San Diego Loyal SC, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN2
May 6 - Rio Grande Valley FC vs. San Diego Loyal SC, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes
May 15 - Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Phoenix Rising FC, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2
May 16 - Greenville Triumph SC vs. Union Omaha, 4 p.m. ET, ESPN2
June 3 - Austin Bold FC vs. El Paso Locomotive FC, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes
June 15 - Indy Eleven vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes
June 23 - Miami FC vs. Birmingham Legion FC, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes
July 3 - San Diego Loyal SC vs. Sacramento Republic FC, 2 p.m. ET, ESPN2
July 10 - Oakland Roots SC vs. Las Vegas Lights FC, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN2
July 17 - Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC vs. San Antonio FC, 2 p.m. ET, ESPN2
July 21 - San Antonio FC vs. New Mexico United, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2
August 10 - Memphis 901 FC vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes
September 7 - Hartford Athletic vs. Louisville City FC, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2
September 8 - Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC vs. Real Monarchs SLC, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes
September 30 - Hartford Athletic vs. Charlotte Independence, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes
October 3 - Louisville City FC vs. New Mexico United, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN2
October 7 - Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Charleston Battery, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes
October 24 - El Paso Locomotive FC vs. OKC Energy FC, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes
November 28 - USL Championship Final, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes
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