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.
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
|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: https://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.
Seattle Seawolves Marketing Director