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Columbus Crew SC announces regional broadcast schedule for 2021 Major League Soccer regular season

COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew SC today announced its 2021 regional television and radio broadcast schedule and talent team for the 34-match regular-season campaign that begins on Sunday, April 18 [5:30 p.m. ET / FS1 / 97.1 The Fan & 971TheFan.com (English); ColumbusCrewSC.com (Spanish)]. As part of a multi-year rights agreement with the Club announced in 2019, Bally Sports Ohio and Bally Sports Great Lakes are set to produce all 27 of Crew SC’s scheduled regionally televised regular-season contests in 2021. Similarly, as part of the Crew’s multi-year agreement with RadiOhio announced last year, all Black & Gold matches are slated to air on 97.1 The Fan in English. ColumbusCrewSC.com will once again have an audio stream of all Crew SC matches in Spanish.


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As previously announced, the Crew is set to be featured on national television seven times during the regular-season this year. Additional national broadcast exposure includes The Crew opening the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League on the road on April 8, against Nicaraguan side Real Esteli FC in the First Leg of the Round of 16, before hosting Real Esteli at home for the Second Leg on April 15. Both matches will be aired national on FS1 and TUDN. The Black & Gold are set to kick-off the 2021 MLS regular season at Historic Crew Stadium on Sunday, April 18, against the Philadelphia Union in a match on FS1.

Coverage on Bally Sports Ohio and Bally Sports Great Lakes will include 30-minute Crew Live pre-game and post-game shows, with the coverage also set to stream live on the regional network’s app when a consumer authenticates through their pay-tv service. Neil Sika (play-by-play), Jordan Angeli (analyst) and Brett Hiltbrand (sideline/host) will all be returning as part of the Crew SC broadcast team. On the radio front, Chris Doran is set to return the Crew’s English radio play-by-play voice. Juan Valladares also returns as the Spanish play-by-play voice of the Crew for his 13th season.

Supporters interested in learning more about purchasing 2021 Season Ticket Memberships should visit CrewStadium.com, where they can see the view from each seat location along with the benefits of each section. Fans can also schedule their own private virtual tour of the New Crew Stadium with a Crew SC ticket representative.

For a full TV and radio broadcast schedule for the 2021 MLS regular season, please see below. ColumbusCrewSC.com will host all regular-season matches in a Spanish audio stream featuring Juan Valladares.

  DATE OPPENENT TV/RADIO TIME

1

Sun, Apr 18

Philadelphia Union^

FS1/97.1 The Fan

5:30 p.m.

2

Sat, May 1

@ CF Montreal

Bally Sports Ohio/97.1 The Fan

3:00 p.m.

3

Sat, May 8

D.C. United

Bally Sports Ohio/97.1 The Fan

1:30 p.m.

4

Wed, May 12

@ Toronto FC

Bally Sports Ohio /97.1 The Fan

7:00 p.m.

5

Sun, May 16

@ New England Revolution^

ESPN 2/97.1 The Fan

6:00 p.m.

6

Sat, May 22

@ New York City FC

Bally Sports Ohio/97.1 The Fan

7:30 p.m.

7

Sat, May 29

Toronto FC

Bally Sports Ohio /97.1 The Fan

3:00 p.m.

8

Sat, Jun 19

Chicago Fire FC

Bally Sports Ohio/97.1 The Fan

7:30 p.m.

9

Wed, Jun 23

@ Philadelphia Union

Bally Sports Ohio/97.1 The Fan

7:30 p.m.

10

Sun, Jun 27

@ Austin FC^*

FS1/97.1 The Fan

8:00 p.m.

11

Sat, Jul 3

New England Revolution^

ESPN/97.1 The Fan

5:00 p.m.

12

Wed, Jul 7

@ FC Cincinnati

Bally Sports Ohio/97.1 The Fan

7:30 p.m.

13

Sat, Jul 17

New York City FC

Bally Sports Ohio/97.1 The Fan

7:30 p.m.

14

Wed, Jul 21

Nashville SC

Bally Sports Ohio /97.1 The Fan

7:30 p.m.

15

Sat, Jul 24

@ Atlanta United^

ABC/97.1 The Fan

3:30 p.m.

16

Fri, Jul 30

@ New York FC

Bally Sports Ohio/97.1 The Fan

7:30 p.m.

17

Wed, Aug 4

D.C. United

Bally Sports Ohio /97.1 The Fan

7:30 p.m.

18

Sat, Aug 7

Atlanta United

Bally Sports Ohio/97.1 The Fan

7:30 p.m.

19

Sat, Aug 14

@ Chicago Fire FC

Bally Sports Great Lakes /97.1 The Fan

8:00 p.m.

20

Wed, Aug 18

@ New York Red Bulls

Bally Sports Ohio /97.1 The Fan

8:00 p.m.

21

Sat, Aug 21

Seattle Sounders FC^*

FOX/97.1 The Fan

5:30 p.m.

22

Fri, Aug 27

FC Cincinnati^

ESPN/97.1 The Fan

6:30 p.m.

23

Sat, Sep 4

@ Orlando City SC

Bally Sports Ohio/97.1 The Fan

7:30 p.m.

24

Sat, Sep 11

@ Inter Miami CF

Bally Sports Ohio/97.1 The Fan

TBA

25

Tue, Sep 14

New York Red Bulls

Bally Sports Ohio/97.1 The Fan

7:30 p.m.

26

Sat, Sep 18

@ New England Revolution

Bally Sports Ohio/97.1 The Fan

7:00 p.m.

27

Sat, Sep 25

CF Montreal

Bally Sports Ohio /97.1 The Fan

7:30 p.m.

28

Sat, Oct 2

@ Philadelphia Union

Bally Sports Ohio/97.1 The Fan

7:30 p.m.

29

Sat, Oct 16

Inter Miami CF

Bally Sports Great Lakes/97.1 The Fan

6:00 p.m.

30

Wed, Oct 20

@ Nashville SC

Bally Sports Great Lakes/97.1 The Fan

8:30 p.m.

31

Sat, Oct 23

New York Red Bulls

Bally Sports Great Lakes /97.1 The Fan

6:00 p.m.

32

Wed, Oct 27

Orlando City SC

Bally Sports Great Lakes /97.1 The Fan

7:30 p.m.

33

Sat, Oct 30

@ D.C. United

Bally Sports Great Lakes/97.1 The Fan

7:30 p.m.

34

Sun, Nov 7

Chicago Fire FC

Bally Sports Great Lakes /97.1 The Fan

3:30 p.m.


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