Minnesota United Announces TV Broadcasts For Remaining 2013 Home Games
FOX Sports North to Televise Game Saturday October 19th, KSTC-45TV to Televise Home Finale Saturday October 26th
Golden Valley, MN (October 11, 2013) – Minnesota United FC today announced that the final two home games of the 2013 regular season will be televised. FOX Sports North will televise United’s match against the Carolina RailHawks Saturday, October 19th at 2:30 PM. KSTC-45TV will televise the club’s home finale Saturday, October 26th at 6:00 PM versus the Fort Lauderdale Strikers; both games will be in high definition.
“We are excited about our partnerships with FOX Sports North and KSTC-45TV to bring local professional soccer into the homes of sports fans,” said United President Nick Rogers. “This is a great step for us as we continue to build momentum and support in a market that wants to see professional soccer succeed at the highest level.”
Both broadcasts will be produced by the club’s Technical Operations Producer, Brad Baker. Baker joined Minnesota United in March and brings experience from the Washington Redskins, NFL Network and University of Georgia to lead the broadcast department for the club. Chris Lidholm, long time Minnesota soccer announcer, will perform play-by-play duties, along with color commentator Buzz Lagos. Lagos is the father of current United Head Coach, Manny Lagos, and was the Head Coach of the Minnesota Thunder for 16 years until he retired in 2005. Local radio and television personality, Lindsay Guentzel, will be the sideline reporter for both broadcasts.
“Brad and his team already produce network quality broadcasts of our home games through our live online stream, but our goal has been broadcasts on TV to make us even more accessible to sports fans in Minnesota,” Rogers added.
FOX Sports North reaches more than 2 million homes throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North and South Dakota and telecasts nearly 2, network, visit foxsportsnorth.com. 600 hours of locally produced programming per year. For more information on the Emmy™ Award-winning regional sports.
KSTC-45TV is locally owned and operated by Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. It is the only fully independent television station in the Twin Cities market. Home to 45TV Local News, KSTC is also the exclusive broadcast partner for the Emmy™ Award winning Minnesota State High School League Tournaments. You can watch Channel 45 in HD, over-the-air on 5-2, and on Comcast Channel 812.
Tickets for both games at the National Sports Center Stadium in Blaine are available by calling 763-331-8777 or online at MNUnitedFC.com. The club currently sits in a tie for second place, only trailing the New York Cosmos in the quest for the Fall NASL Championship and a chance to play Atlanta in the 2013 Soccer Bowl on Saturday, November 9th in Atlanta.
Minnesota United returns to the field Saturday, October 12th in Atlanta to play the Silverbacks at 6:30 PM CDT. Fans can catch the action at the Official Watch Party, starting at 5:30 PM at Brit’s Pub in Minneapolis, or watch the game online at MNUnitedFC.com.
About Minnesota United FC
The team is a member of the North American Soccer League (NASL), which along with Major League Soccer (MLS) is governed by the U.S. Soccer Federation. MN United FC was the NASL Champion in 2011 and runner-up in 2012, and plays its home games at the National Sports Center (NSC) in Blaine, MN. Find out more about Minnesota United at MNUnitedFC.com, Facebook.com/MNUnitedFC, and on Twitter @MNUnitedFC. Find out more about the National Sports Center at nscsports.org.
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