Monumental Sports & Entertainment and Washington Spirit Announce Regional Broadcasting Partnership » Washington Spirit

Nine away games will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington, beginning with Racing Louisville on April 1

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

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Washington Spirit to provide more opportunities for passionate NWSL fans in the Washington area to see their favorite players and to bring this incredible league closer to our existing viewers,” said Friday Abernethy, General Manager, NBC SportsWashington.

“A regional broadcast partnership with NBC Sports Washington is another building block in our commitment to advance women’s football,” added Emma May, President of Business Operations at Spirit. “Regional cable coverage gives fans across the region better access to see our world-class players when the club is on the road.”

Regional broadcasts bring prominent figures from the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT), including Trinity Rodman, Andi Sullivan, Ashley Sanchez and Ashley Hatch, to homes across the region before and after the 2023 FIFA World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The broadcast schedule begins with Racing Louisville on Saturday, April 1 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The Spirit will also face 2022 NWSL Champion Portland Thorns, Angel City FC and NY/NJ Gotham FC away from home. Find out about NBC Sports Washington coverage near you here. See NBC Sports Washington’s full schedule below.

Date Opponent Location time (ET)
Saturday April 1st Racing Louisville F.C Lynn Family Stadium 3:00 p.m
Saturday, April 29th Chicago Red Stars SeatGeek Stadium 8:00 pm
Saturday May 13th Angel City FC BMO Stadium 10:00 p.m
Saturday May 20th Orlando Pride Exploria Stadium 19.00
Sunday June 18th Kansas City Stream Children’s Park of Mercy 19.00
Sunday June 23rd Portland thorns Providence Park 10:30 p.m
Sunday 8th July San Diego wave Snapdragon Stadium 10:00 p.m
Saturday, 08/19 Houston Dash Shell Energy Stadium 8:30 p.m
Saturday, 09/16 NJ/NY Gotham FC Red Bull Arena 19:30 o’clock

At home, fans can watch their favorite Washington Spirit players at every home game at Audi Field. Fans can secure tickets to all Spirit home games in 2023 with a season membership. Season membership, available here, grants fans access to preferred seating, an exclusive gift from Spirit, access to special events throughout the season, and more. The next home game will kick off on Saturday, April 22 when the Spirit hosts the Houston Dash at 7:00 p.m. EST. Tickets are now available.

About NBC Sports Washington:

In Fall 2022, Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) acquired NBC Sports Washington (NBCSW), the exclusive local television rights holder for the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals games. NBCSW is also the TV and digital home of 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 into Monumental Sports Network, the current digital broadcaster for Mystics, Capital City Go-Go and Wizards District gaming games, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes content. A new television and digital brand will be announced in 2023.

Follow @NBCSW and visit for the latest DC 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 women’s professional soccer team based at Audi Field in Washington, DC. Founded 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 clubTwitterInstagram and Facebook.


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