INDY ELEVEN RELEASE
Indy Eleven and WISH-TV, the CW affiliate, owned by Circle City Broadcasting serving the Indianapolis market (DMA #25), announced that soccer fans can watch Indiana’s Team in 2020 on WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 (WNDY) – the club’s Official Broadcast Partners since 2014.
Indy Eleven’s local broadcast schedule will include 14 of its remaining 15 United Soccer League (USL) Championship regular season matches, beginning with this Saturday’s home opener at Lucas Oil Stadium on MyINDY-TV 23, with kickoff set for 7:00 p.m. ET.
As they have done across Indy Eleven’s first six seasons, WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 will continue to air every home contest in 2020, while also adding four of the team’s five remaining road contests to the broadcast calendar (a nationally-broadcast fixture on ESPN at the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on July 22 will be the lone exception).
“In this unique climate for sports it is more important than ever to work with a quality local broadcast partner in getting games on the air. Our close relationship with WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 will continue to make this happen and provide the benchmark for USL Championship television broadcasts,” said Greg Stremlaw, Indy Eleven Chief Executive Officer. “With WISH’s increased reach throughout the state, we are excited to partner in bringing increased coverage of the Eleven to more fans across Indiana in 2020.”
“WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 are proud to have been the home of Indy Eleven soccer since the start,” said DuJuan McCoy, owner, president, and CEO of Circle City Broadcasting. “We’re pleased to continue our partnership for the seventh season in a row, and look forward to another exciting season with Indy Eleven. We are further excited to continue bringing professional USL Championship soccer to the homes of Central Indiana viewers as part of our local sports line-up.”
In addition to the two-hour game window, every Indy Eleven broadcast on WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 will be followed by the Honda Post-game Show, a wrap up of the evening’s action featuring extensive highlights and interviews with personalities from both teams.
Another staple of the local Eleven broadcasts – the on-air duo of play-by-play man Greg Rakestraw and color analyst Brad Hauter – will also return for a seventh season in the broadcast booth. In addition, Tupelo Raycom – A Gray Television Company will handle game day broadcast production for a sixth consecutive year.
Indy Eleven and Central Indiana’s CW and MyNetwork affiliates are rounding out a two-year agreement, which carries the partnership through the club’s 2020 campaign.