MLR News: Seattle Seawolves Extend Partnership With Roots Sports

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Seawolves Press Release… 

TUKWILA, WA – The Seattle Seawolves announced today they have extended their partnership with television network ROOT SPORTS, official home of the Seattle Mariners, the Seattle Seahawks and now for the second year in a row, Seattle’s professional rugby franchise, the Seattle Seawolves. The network televised the Seawolves’ inaugural season, which ended in the team being crowned 2018 Major League Rugby Champions.MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY’S SEATTLE SEAWOLVES EXTEND TELEVISION PARTNERSHIP WITH ROOT SPORTS, Rugby_Wrap_Up

ROOT SPORTS is scheduled to televise 12 Seattle Seawolves matches for the 2019 season. Coverage of the Seattle Seawolves on ROOT SPORTS will begin with the team’s second game of the regular season. Tune in February 2 at 7 p.m. PT to see the Seawolves take on the San Diego Legion.

We are thrilled to continue to televise Seattle Seawolves matches to their ever-growing fan base. After such an exciting season last year, we can’t wait to see the Seawolves back in action and back on ROOT SPORTS,” said Mark Jorgensen, General Manager at ROOT SPORTS.

Two new teams have joined the League heading into the 2019 season – Rugby United New York and the Toronto Arrows, bringing the overall MLR team count to nine.

The growth of the League means we will play more matches this season, and we’re thrilled to partner with ROOT SPORTS again to televise Seawolves games to our dedicated and passionate fans – the best fans in the League,” said Shane Skinner, President of the Seattle Seawolves. “We have our sights set on a second Championship title, so it will no doubt be another exciting season on ROOT SPORTS.

ROOT SPORTS delivers more than 350 live events each year across a five-state footprint.

2019 Seattle Seawolves Programming Schedule

Day Date Opponent Time (PST) Network
Sunday January 27 Glendale 7:30 PM CBS Sports
Saturday February 2 @ San Diego 2:00 PM ROOT SPORTS
Sunday February 10 @ NOLA 1:00 PM ROOT SPORTS
Sunday February 17 Toronto 5:00 PM ROOT SPORTS
Sunday February 24 New York 4:00 PM CBS Sports
Sunday March 10 Houston 5:00 PM ROOT SPORTS
Saturday March 16 @ Austin 4:00 PM ROOT SPORTS
Sunday March 31 San Diego 5:00 PM ROOT SPORTS
Friday April 5 @ Utah 6:00 PM ROOT SPORTS
Saturday April 13 @ Houston 3:30 PM ROOT SPORTS
Sunday April 21 NOLA 7:00 PM CBS Sports
Sunday April 28 @ Toronto 10:00 AM ROOT SPORTS
Saturday May 11 @ New York 1:30 PM ROOT SPORTS
Saturday May 18 @ Glendale 3:00 PM CBS Sports
Sunday May 26 Utah 5:00 PM ROOT SPORTS
Sunday June 2 Austin 5:00 PM ROOT SPORTS

All Seawolves home games will be played at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila. Tickets are now available, visit our official website: http://www.seattleseawolves.com/schedule/

About Seattle Seawolves
A founding member of Major League Rugby (MLR), the Seattle Seawolves kicked off their inaugural season in 2018 and claimed the first-ever MLR Championship. The reigning MLR Champion Seawolves are set to take the pitch for the 2019 MLR season at their home stadium at Starfire Sports in Tukwila, Washington beginning in January 2019.

Select Major League Rugby games will be televised on the CBS Sports Network as part of an exclusive, multi-year television partnership between MLR and the television network with the “CBS Game of the Week”. Majority of the Seawolves matches will be shown regionally on ROOT Sports and ESPN/ESPN+ nationally. Limited 2019 season tickets remain; to purchase and for more information, please visit www.SeattleSeawolves.com.

About Root Sports
ROOT SPORTS is the television home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Portland Timbers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Big Sky Conference and Mountain West. The network delivers more than 350 live events each year across a five-state footprint. ROOT SPORTS is operated by AT&T Sports Networks, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions. The four networks combined reach across 22 states and own exclusive rights to produce and distribute live events from more than 25 teams and conferences.

Media Contact:
Alicia Richardson
Seattle Seawolves Marketing Director
Alicia@seattleseawolves.com
425.679.1138

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