Monumental Sports & Entertainment and Washington Spirit Announce Regional Broadcast Partnership

Washington Spirit  |   March 30, 2023
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Nine away matches to air on NBC Sports Washington beginning with Racing Louisville on April 1 

Washington, D.C., (03/30/2023) – Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) and the Washington Spirit announced today a broadcast partnership that will provide regional television coverage on the MSE-owned NBC Sports Washington for nine Spirit away matches during the 2023 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) regular season. The partnership includes live game coverage and integrated social media of the professional women’s soccer team on NBC Sports Washington’s linear channels.  

“We are thrilled to partner with the Washington Spirit to offer the passionate NWSL fans in the Greater Washington region more opportunities to see their favorite players, and further expose our existing viewers to this incredible league,” said Friday Abernethy, General Manager, NBC Sports Washington.  

“A regional broadcast partnership with NBC Sports Washington is another building block in our commitment to elevate women’s soccer,” added Spirit President of Business Operations Emma May. “Regional cable coverage provides greater access for fans across the region to watch our world-class players when the club is on the road.” 

Regional broadcasts bring U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) standouts including Trinity Rodman, Andi Sullivan, Ashley Sanchez, and Ashley Hatch into homes across the region leading up to and following the 2023 FIFA World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.  

The broadcast schedule begins with Racing Louisville on Saturday, April 1 at 3 p.m. ET. The Spirit will also take on the 2022 NWSL Champion Portland Thorns, Angel City FC, and NY/NJ Gotham FC on the road. Check here for NBC Sports Washington coverage in your area. The complete NBC Sports Washington broadcast schedule is below. 

Date Opponent Location Time (ET)
Saturday, April 1 Racing Louisville FC Lynn Family Stadium 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 29 Chicago Red Stars SeatGeek Stadium 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 Angel City FC BMO Stadium 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 Orlando Pride Exploria Stadium 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 18 Kansas City Current Children’s Mercy Park 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 23 Portland Thorns Providence Park 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 8 San Diego Wave Snapdragon Stadium 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 19 Houston Dash Shell Energy Stadium 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 16 NJ/NY Gotham FC Red Bull Arena 7:30 p.m.

At home, fans can see their favorite Washington Spirit players at Audi Field for every home match. Fans can secure tickets to all 2023 Spirit home matches with a season membership. Available here, the season membership grants fans access to priority seating, an exclusive gift from the Spirit, access to dedicated events throughout the season and more. The next home match will kick off on Saturday, April 22 when the Spirit hosts Houston Dash at 7 p.m. EST. Tickets are available now.  

About NBC Sports Washington: 

In the fall of 2022, Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) acquired NBC Sports Washington (NBCSW), which is the exclusive local TV rightsholder for Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals games. NBCSW is also the TV and digital home to the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go and the NBA 2K League’s Wizards District Gaming. In 2023, NBCSW will be integrated with Monumental Sports Network, the current digital broadcaster for Mystics, Capital City Go-Go and Wizards District Gaming games and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. A new television and digital brand will be announced in  2023.  

Follow @NBCSW and visit for the latest D.C. sports news, highlights and exclusive content from the Washington Capitals, Wizards, Mystics, Capital City Go-Go and Wizards District Gaming.   

About The Washington Spirit: 

The Washington Spirit is the professional women’s soccer team based at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. Launched in 2012, the Spirit plays in the National Women’s Soccer League, the premier women’s soccer competition in North America. For more information about the Spirit, visit and follow the club on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.    

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