NBC Sports launching series of Premier League fan events


This logo provided by NBC Sports shows the logo for a series of live Premier League fan events around the United States beginning in late September in the nation’s capital. The network debuts “Premier League Mornings Live” on Sept. 29 in Washington as a follow-up to its initial event in New York last November. NBC Sports is expected to announce the series later Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (NBC Sports via AP)

This logo provided by NBC Sports shows the logo for a series of live Premier League fan events around the United States beginning in late September in the nation’s capital. The network debuts “Premier League Mornings Live” on Sept. 29 in Washington as a follow-up to its initial event in New York last November. NBC Sports is expected to announce the series later Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (NBC Sports via AP)


FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Manchester United's Paul Pogba, left, and Brighton's Dale Stephens battle for the ball during an English Premier League soccer match in Brighton, England. NBC Sports is launching a series of live Premier League fan events around the United States beginning in late September in the nation’s capital. The network debuts “Premier League Mornings Live” on Sept. 29 in Washington as a follow-up to its initial event in New York last November. NBC Sports is expected to announce the series later Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)


WASHINGTON (AP) — NBC Sports is launching a series of live Premier League fan events around the United States beginning in late September in the nation’s capital.

The network will debut “Premier League Mornings Live” on Sept. 29 in Washington as a follow-up to its initial event in New York last November. NBC Sports is expected to announce the series later Tuesday.

Washington became the natural choice for the first outing because it’s tied with Richmond, Virginia, for second in Premier League ratings on NBC Sports, behind only Baltimore. It’s unclear how many other stops the show will make this season or where they will be.

NBC Sports chief marketing officer Jenny Storms says it’s an opportunity “to grow the touch points in the United States for Premier League fans as they don’t traditionally get it.”

Storms says the series is happening in conjunction with the Premier League, which wants to increase U.S. interest.

___

More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

This logo provided by NBC Sports shows the logo for a series of live Premier League fan events around the United States beginning in late September in the nation’s capital. The network debuts “Premier League Mornings Live” on Sept. 29 in Washington as a follow-up to its initial event in New York last November. NBC Sports is expected to announce the series later Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (NBC Sports via AP)
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_121243938-cdb71627f8d9436fbc9242fd6355c5f1.jpgThis logo provided by NBC Sports shows the logo for a series of live Premier League fan events around the United States beginning in late September in the nation’s capital. The network debuts “Premier League Mornings Live” on Sept. 29 in Washington as a follow-up to its initial event in New York last November. NBC Sports is expected to announce the series later Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (NBC Sports via AP)

FILE – In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, left, and Brighton’s Dale Stephens battle for the ball during an English Premier League soccer match in Brighton, England. NBC Sports is launching a series of live Premier League fan events around the United States beginning in late September in the nation’s capital. The network debuts “Premier League Mornings Live” on Sept. 29 in Washington as a follow-up to its initial event in New York last November. NBC Sports is expected to announce the series later Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_121243938-33d4366ca9c44c6b90a8e90a4f432d52.jpgFILE – In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, left, and Brighton’s Dale Stephens battle for the ball during an English Premier League soccer match in Brighton, England. NBC Sports is launching a series of live Premier League fan events around the United States beginning in late September in the nation’s capital. The network debuts “Premier League Mornings Live” on Sept. 29 in Washington as a follow-up to its initial event in New York last November. NBC Sports is expected to announce the series later Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)