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This weekend the Premier League on NBC Sports crew are heading to Miami Beach to host the second Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest of the season.

And Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe and Kyle Martino, along with several high-profile guests, will be arriving in a city which is primed to re-enter the discussion as a truly global soccer city.

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With David Beckham’s Inter Miami CF franchise arriving in Major League Soccer for March 2020, CONCACAF’s HQ in Miami, plus many of the biggest clubs in the world visiting Miami to play in friendly games each summer — and of course the USMNT and USWNT both playing regularly in South Florida — Miami is already well on its way to becoming a key U.S. hub for the global game.

But things are changing. Rapidly.

After the Miami Fusion folded in early 2002 and the heyday of the NASL long gone, there was a soccer void in MIA, but now teams are popping up in both MLS and USL, and if you wander around Miami you will spot jerseys from just about every club on the planet.

Peter Smith (who played for the U.S. Futsal Team in the 1989 world championships) is involved in soccer in the Miami area where he runs his company, Smash Soccer, a consultancy agency.

He has seen a huge upturn in the popularity of the sport in and around Miami in recent years.

“There will be a big turnout and a great atmosphere at the Clevelander because their is such a passion for the sport in Miami and South Florida,” Smith said. “Miami is more of an international city than an American city. You always see Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG, Juventus, Boca Juniors, River Plate and Flamengo jerseys, as well as plenty of Liverpool, Man United, Man City and Chelsea shirts and there is so much interest in the global game.

“Miami has such a mix of tourists and residents that you will always have PL interest in and around the bars and on the streets and there really is a growing interest in the Premier League. There are plenty of fan bars on gamedays, and in particular areas of Miami where you have specific bars for fans supporting clubs in South America and Europe. It’s a real mix and it is wonderful.”

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When you start to ask around the Miami area, it is clear soccer is on the minds of many.

Mike Ryan Ruiz is the Executive Producer for The Dan Le Batard Show and Host of Chelsea’s new U.S. focused podcast, “Chelsea Mike’d Up.” 

Aside from his focus on all things Premier League with the Blues, Ruiz believes the arrival of Inter Miami CF will be a key part of the puzzle in soccer getting back on the map in Miami.

“The soccer community is really buzzing down here for Inter Miami, even though it’s in Fort Lauderdale initially. Our supporters groups, I think, are going to be the talk of MLS. There are three main groups but the wildest is Vice City,” Ruiz explained. “I really think Inter is going to be a success story. The town is desperate for a winner and I think they’re well positioned even as an expansion team. We’ve been waiting on this for so long. It felt like the day might never come… but we’re here.”

It is sure to be one heck of a party at the Clevelander Hotel in Miami Beach this weekend as Miami continues to grow as a worldwide soccer destination.

All the details for our Fan Fest can be found right here.

Details for Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest in Miami Beach

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The latest Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest is coming to Miami Beach, Florida.

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NBC Sports and the Premier League are teaming up to put on the second event of the 2019-20 season after a wild weekend in Austin, Texas in October.

The video above will give you a taster of what to expect in Miami Beach, as it’s the fifth host city for the Fan Fest after Washington D.C., New York City, Boston and Austin.

Miami Beach will host the Premier League Mornings Live fan festival for the first time on December 14-15, 2019.

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Over two days the Fan Fest will take place at the historic Clevelander South Beach Hotel, and features live action from nine games across five match windows.

NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings studio team of host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe will broadcast live from the event on NBCSN beginning at 7 a.m. ET on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15.

They will be joined by several special guests throughout in a celebration of the Premier League for the whole of the USA to enjoy.

Southampton v. West Ham takes center stage on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, while Arsenal v. Manchester City will be the main event on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.

Premier League clubs are joining the action at the event, which will feature special guests, club mascots, fan events, contests and much more. For fans interested in attending, here are all the details you need to know.

And here are some more details on what to expect this weekend:

  • In addition, Miami-based Telemundo Deportes – the exclusive Spanish language home of the Premier League in the U.S. – will have its biggest-ever fan festival presence with special production on location, including pre-game coverage featuring on-air experts Andres CantorManuel SolMiguel Gurwitz and Copan Alvarez alongside Ana Jurka, co-host of Telemundo Deportes’ news and entertainment nightly show, Titulares y Mas. Cantor will call Sunday’s Arsenal-Manchester City match (11:30 a.m. ET) live from the fan fest, where fans can observe his play-by-play and famous goal call in person.
  • Miami Heat all-star Jimmy Butler will join The 2 Robbies podcast this week to discuss his Premier League fandom. Additional activities NBC Sports’ PL team will participate in in Miami include: A tour of Little Havana in a classic car with Earle and Mustoe. A Miami cuisine tour and salsa dancing with Earle, Mustoe, and Martino. A cooking segment with Lowe and Chef James from Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Dia.
  • Joining for the early kick-off on Saturday, when league leaders Liverpool take on Watford at 7:30 a.m. ET, will be former Watford captain and USMNT star Jay DeMerit.
  • Former Premier League midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker will join the NBC Sports’ team for Saturday’s late kick-off when his old club West Ham United visit Southampton.
  • In addition to DeMerit and Reo-Coker, former Brighton & Hove Albion striker Peter Ward, former Leicester City defender Gerry Taggart and former Aston Villa forward Juan Pablo Angel will also be in attendance to catch up with fans and get involved in some of the free activations, which include: Dancakes pancake art, airbrush tattoos, Premier League shirt printing and Nike’s fast feet cages.

Premier League Mornings Live coming to NYC

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The next “Premier League Mornings Live” fan fest is coming to New York City on December 8.

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NBC Sports and the Premier League hosted the first fan fest of the season in Washington D.C. in September, as over 2,000 fans watched all of the action as the show was broadcast live from a rooftop overlooking Washington D.C.

Alan Shearer will return for the event in downtown Manhattan as a special guest alongside the entire Premier League on NBC crew, Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe and Kyle Martino.

Dec. 8 marks an incredible day of action, as the PL games kick off at 7:30 a.m. ET and continue across four consecutive windows with the final match starting at 2:45 p.m. ET. Bring. It. On.

Below is more from the official release on what you can expect in Manhattan, while here are details on how you can attend the event and watch all of the action.


The fan festival – which will span a four match windows from 7:30 a.m. ET to 2:45 p.m. ET, for the first time– returns to New York after NBC Sports’ debuted its innovative fan fest activation in November 2017. The event will feature a turf pitch, the Premier League trophy, club mascots, special guests, and more.

With widespread fan interest, NBC Sports will also bring cameras to additional markets for “live look-ins” across the nation for passionate Premier League viewers to join the celebration. Fans can make their voices heard and lobby for their city to be included in the event by using #MyPLmorning.

Alan Shearer said, “Premier League Mornings Live is a great opportunity for fans to come together and watch the day’s match action. The atmosphere at the recent Premier League and NBC event in Washington DC was fantastic. I met lots of extremely passionate and loyal fans and I look forward to meeting many more in New York in December.”

Supporters will arrive early in full-force to cheer on their teams ahead of the day’s matches, starting with Bournemouth v. Liverpool at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage continues with a slate of five matches at 10 a.m. ET, including Manchester United v. Fulham on NBCSN and Arsenal v. Huddersfield on CNBC.

The day’s afternoon fixtures kick off with the highly-anticipated Chelsea v. Manchester City match at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC. As the current third- and first-place teams, the midday matchup will highlight a day of energetic fandom. The day’s events will conclude with coverage of Leicester City v. Tottenham at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Viewers across the country can share in the fun by checking in on social media using #MyPLMorning wherever they are watching. Select viewer photos will be featured on air that day.