Stadium To Telecast 22 High School Football Games on Thursdays, Fridays
Stadium, the first 24/7 multi-platform sports network, announced that it will televise 22 high school football games featuring some of the country’s top teams and players.
In addition to televising the 22 games live nationally via Stadium’s over-the-air channel, the games will also be available free on WatchStadium.com, Facebook, the Stadium iOS, tvOS, Android TV and Android mobile apps, Twitter (@WatchStadium), Twitch (Twitch.tv/stadium), and dedicated channels on Roku and Fubo TV.
The 11-week schedule will begin on Thursday, August 16th at 9pm ET with a “Thursday Night Lights” matchup between Utah state powerhouses Bingham High School and Orem High School. It will culminate on Friday, October 26th at 7:30pm ET with a “Friday Night Rivals” showdown between Pennsylvania defending 6A state champion Pine-Richland High School as they face North Allegheny High School.
Some highlights of the 2018 schedule that Stadium will televise across the entire U.S. includes:
- Top matchups from a dozen states including Alabama, California, Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin
- 10 teams that won a state championship in 2017
- More than a dozen teams that finished in the top 10 of their state rankings (USA Today)
- Multiple highly ranked players including commits to all of the major college football conferences
- Number-one ranked teams from at least 4 different states
In addition to the “Thursday Night Lights” and “Friday Night Rivals” telecasts, Stadium will also debut a new 30-minute, Monday through Friday show titled Emerge, beginning on Tuesday, September 4th at 2pm ET. Emerge will spotlight the best high school talent across the country, delivering in-depth player profiles while featuring interviews with players and coaches throughout high school football. Stadium is also pleased to announce the addition of Michael Felder, UNC football alumnus and former lead college football video analyst for Bleacher Report. Felder will be heavily featured on Emerge and throughout various Stadium platforms.
“I’m beyond excited to be joining Stadium this August,” says Felder. “Being involved in the production of content, more specifically in the creative process to get to that content is a legit motivator on my end. I think my skills and Stadium’s goals are a great match and I’m very much looking forward to hitting the ground running for the 2018 season and beyond!”