In another sign the season is getting closer, the Fire have announced that My50 Chicago will once again be their television partner for the year, carrying 26 games. The team also announced that Time Warner Cable in Wisconsin will televise 23 games.
The team will also appear on national television 13 times this season - five times on UniMas, four on NBC Sports Network, twice on ESPN2, and once each on ESPN and Univision Deportes. On My50 Chicago, the broadcast team of Dan Kelly and Kevin Egan will return, with Brooke Weisbrod joining as a sideline reporter.
One new thing that will be added this year is a broadcast desk that will be located in different positions around Toyota Park - an interesting solution, and one that could distinguish the broadcast as giving a greater sense of the TP environment. The great news about this is obviously that every Fire game will be on television this year. We get a few national television games which is always nice.
I think it is a smart move by the Fire to partner with Time Warner Cable in Wisconsin. There is no team up there and this could give the Fire the chance to expand their brand a little more. The more fans, the better!
Happy to see the Fire stay with My50? Think the Time Warner Cable move is smart? Ready for some national televised games?