Armada, WJXT announce partnership

All weekend home matches to air on THIS TV in 2017

(Jacksonville Armada/NASL)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Armada FC and WJXT have entered into a partnership to broadcast Armada FC weekend home matches in the 2017 North American Soccer League season on THIS TV.

THIS TV is free over the air on channel 4.2 and Comcast 231 in Jacksonville.

“We are excited to partner with the Armada to bring professional soccer to our viewers this year,” said WJXT Vice President/General Manager Bob Ellis.  “The Armada is so connected to the local community, and everything we do here is about serving the local community.  It’s a perfect fit for us; we're eager to get the season started.”

The Armada opens the NASL season on April 2 against FC Edmonton at Hodges Stadium at UNF, the club’s new venue for home matches this year.  The season will include 16 home matches, plus the potential for two more matches in the NASL Championship.

“We are thrilled to partner with Jacksonville’s oldest and most respected television company,” said Armada FC Senior Vice President of Marketing Jo Shepherd.  “With the club’s move to Hodges Stadium and the new era of Armada soccer, we couldn’t ask for a better broadcast partnership than we have with WJXT.  This partnership will allow us to bring every exciting minute of every Armada home match live to our supporters.”

Cole Pepper returns as play-by-play man for the Armada for the third season.  Mauricio Ruiz, the head men’s soccer coach at Jacksonville University, and Episcopal School Athletic Director Andy Kidd, a former college star at Furman, will join Pepper as color analysts.  Jo Shepherd will serve as sideline reporter.

THIS TV will air all weekend home matches.  Wednesday home matches will air on beIN Sports as part of the NASL’s national television partnership.  All matches will stream live on ESPN3.

2017 Broadcast Schedule
Sunday, April 2, 4 p.m. vs. FC Edmonton
Saturday, April 15, 7 p.m. vs. San Francisco Deltas
Saturday, April 29, 7 p.m. vs. Indy Eleven
Saturday, May 6, 7 p.m. vs. New York Cosmos
Sunday, May 28, 4 p.m. vs. North Carolina FC
Saturday, June 3, 7 p.m. vs. Miami FC
Sunday, June 25, 6 p.m. vs. Puerto Rico FC
Saturday, July 1, 7 p.m. vs. FC Edmonton
Sunday, July 30, 6 p.m. vs. San Francisco Deltas
Wednesday, August 16, 6:30 p.m. vs Puerto Rico FC (beIN Sports)
Sunday, August 20, 6 p.m. vs. Miami FC
Saturday, September 9, 7 p.m. vs. Indy Eleven
Sunday, September 24, 4 p.m. vs. Miami FC
Sunday, October 15, 4 p.m. vs. North Carolina FC
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. vs. FC Edmonton (beIN Sports)
Sunday, October 22, 4 p.m. vs. New York Cosmos

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