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Gotham FC and MSG Networks Renew Local Broadcast Partnership with Expanded Coverage to Include Away Games

By Gotham FC Communications, 04/13/24, 9:35AM EDT


HARRISON, NJ (Friday, April 12, 2024) - NJ/NY Gotham FC and MSG Networks today jointly announced the renewal of their local broadcast partnership, with expanded coverage of the 2024 Gotham FC Regular Season presented by CarMax. NJ/NY Gotham FC and MSG Networks reinforce their shared commitment to increase visibility, awareness, and reach of matches featuring the reigning National Women’s Soccer League champions.
Nine total games including four home and, for the first time, five away games will be available on MSG Networks’ platforms, including MSG+, MSG’s direct-to-consumer streaming service.
Other “friendly” matches and feature programming will also be available on MSG’s outlets.
“MSG Networks is proud to continue as the local broadcast partner for the league champions, Gotham FC,” said Kevin Marotta, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Content, MSG Networks. “With more games now included as a part of our coverage this season, we are excited to increase accessibility to viewers and fans throughout the tri-state area.”
“With MSG Networks as a continued partner, Gotham FC will have every match of the season televised,” said Nan Vogel, Gotham FC Senior Vice President, Partnerships. “Any match not already available on national broadcast will air on MSG Networks, which increases awareness in our market and brings fans the stories that showcase our world-class players.”
MSG coverage of Gotham FC matches will follow the same format from 2023, opening with a pregame show that sets the stage to welcome in viewers before live action kicks off the first half. A halftime show will break down the first 45 minutes of play before the second half begins, and a postgame show after the final whistle will provide a comprehensive recap of the match.
It all kicks off this Sunday, April 14 with Gotham FC’s highly anticipated home opener against the Kansas City Current at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. (6 p.m. ET, MSG).
The star-studded event will spotlight head-to-head matchups both on and off the field, with major elements of fanfare surrounding the club’s first home regular season game since winning the league title. As the team returns to its home turf, fans will witness the official championship banner unveiling and a special ring ceremony for the players.
On the field, reigning FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Esther (Spain) - who scored the championship game-winner – leads a talented Gotham FC roster that became even stronger in the offseason with four major U.S. Women’s National Team signings, including New York native Crystal Dunn, Tierna Davidson, Rose Lavelle, and Emily Sonnet.
Off the field, bragging rights on the line for two NFL Super Champions and MVPs, who each have an ownership stake in opposing sides. Gotham FC co-owner  Eli Manning is already calling out KC Current co-owner Patrick Mahomes. The banter started earlier in the week, when Manning posted a video flexing his new NWSL championship ring.
Additional festivities surrounding the match will include the return of global soccer icon and former Gotham FC captain Ali Krieger’s speech to the fans, as well as the torch lighting ceremony, a tradition that will feature members of the community, Peloton’s Robin Arzon, and Manning participating in the ceremonial lighting of an eight-foot tall torch that ignites with a live flame.

Day Date Game Home/Away   Time
Sunday April 14 Gotham FC vs. Kansas City Home 6:00pm
Sunday April 28 Gotham FC vs. Louisville Home 5:00pm
Wednesday May 8 Gotham FC @ Houston Dash Away 8:00pm
Sunday May 19 Gotham FC vs. Chicago Red Stars  Home 5:00pm
Wednesday   June 19    Gotham FC vs. San Diego Wave Home 7:00pm
Sunday Sept. 1 Gotham FC @ Orlando Pride Away 6:00pm
Monday Sept. 16 Gotham FC @ Seattle Reign Away 10:00pm
Saturday Oct. 12 Gotham FC @ Chicago Red Stars Away 4:00pm
Friday Nov. 1 Gotham FC @ Utah Royals Away 9:30pm

*Note: Gotham FC schedule, times, and dates are subject to change.
Representing New Jersey and New York with top global players, Gotham FC is one of 14 teams in the National Women’s Soccer League. In 2023, Gotham FC won the NWSL Championship, clinching the club’s first NWSL title, after previously advancing to its first NWSL final appearance in the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup Final. Rebranded as Gotham FC in 2021, the club plays its home matches at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. Founded in 2007, the club won the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer Championship in 2009 and has been a founding member of the NWSL since the league’s establishment in 2013.
MSG Networks, a pioneer in sports media, owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks (MSG and MSG Sportsnet) and MSG+, a direct-to-consumer and authenticated streaming service, that serve the nation’s number one media market, the New York DMA, as well as other portions of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. The networks feature a wide range of compelling sports content, including exclusive live local games and other programming of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres, as well as significant coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. This content, in addition to a diverse array of other sporting events and critically acclaimed original programming, has established MSG Networks as the gold standard in regional sports.  MSG Networks is part of the Sphere Entertainment Co. (NYSE: SPHR).