(SAN DIEGO, CA – December 10, 2019) – The San Diego Seals and FOX 5 San Diego have announced a renewed broadcast partnership for the 2019-20 season that increases the amount of unique Seals content on the station. The local FOX affiliate will deliver live and produced game content throughout the San Diego region as the Seals begin their quest for the NLL Cup.
“We’re proud to renew our partnership with FOX 5 San Diego for the upcoming NLL season,” said Seals president Steve Govett. “We believe we have a team that fans will love to watch, and we are thrilled FOX 5 will give San Diegans increased opportunities to see the Seals.”
The television schedule will feature three full-game broadcasts on FOX 5. This Saturday, the Seals home-opener against the Toronto Rock will air live on the network at 7:00 p.m. The Seals’ February 22 contest vs. the Vancouver Warriors and the regular-season finale on April 25 vs. the Calgary Roughnecks will also air on the top-rated FOX television network affiliate.
“We are thrilled to partner with the San Diego Seals and bring the action and excitement of lacrosse to San Diego on December 14,” said Scott Heath, FOX 5 Vice President and General Manager. “The Seals have created a groundswell here in San Diego, with a tremendous following and great attendance. FOX 5 is proud to deliver local lacrosse to our viewers along with over 860 hours of live sports on FOX 5.”
Following the successful debut of ‘Seals in 30’ last season, the show that condenses full games down to 30 minutes and features a blitz of great goals, amazing saves and big hits returns for all 18 regular-season Seals games this year. ‘Seals in 30’ debuts this Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Play-by-play announcer Jon Schaeffer and color analyst Doug Locker return for their second season in the booth. Schaeffer is an accomplished TV and radio sports broadcaster who has appeared nationally on CBS Sports Network, FOX College Sports, ESPN GamePlan and ESPN3, and regionally on SNY, Root Sports Pittsburgh, MASN and CSN Mid-Atlantic. Locker served as a general manager in the National Lacrosse League for ten years and was named the 2013 NLL General Manager of the Year. Under his direction, his club won the 2010 NLL Championship and reached the title game in 2011 and 2013. FOX 5 sports reporter Tabitha Lipkin is back between the benches for the majority of Seals home games.
‘SEALS IN 30’ BROADCAST SCHEDULE
About San Diego Seals: The San Diego Seals are a team in the 33-year-old National Lacrosse League (NLL), the world’s only professional box lacrosse league. The league ranks third in average attendance for professional indoor sports worldwide, behind the NBA and NHL. The Seals play the majority of their home games at Pechanga Arena San Diego, the city’s leading destination for sporting events, family shows and live entertainment. For more information, visit SealsLax.com or follow the Seals on social media.
About FOX 5 San Diego: FOX 5 San Diego is a Nexstar Media Group broadcasting station that serves San Diego viewers and advertisers with news, sports and entertainment programming. KSWB-TV is a FOX Network affiliate, the home of NFC and NFL football, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, San Diego Gulls hockey as well as popular FOX television shows.
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