This previous July’s inaugural Premier League Summer time Collection in america was successful for everybody concerned. A lot in order that NBC Sports activities is hopeful that the competitors will return in 2025, one yr earlier than the World Cup 2026 begins in North America.
Talking solely to World Soccer Discuss, Jon Miller, President, Acquisitions & Partnerships at NBC Sports activities, was optimistic in regards to the competitors making a return.
“[The Premier League Summer Series] was excellent,” Miller stated. “We had a autopsy with the Premier League shortly thereafter, and I used to be with some Premier League people [last week]. I believe we had been all impressed by the way it did right here. I believe it’s hopefully a precursor of extra Premier League competitions right here within the U.S.”
Premier League Summer time Collection in 2025?
The 2023 version of the Premier League Summer time Collection featured six groups from England. Chelsea, Brighton, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Fulham and Brentford performed a number of video games in July. Altogether, the video games averaged greater than 44,000 per match.
“Different golf equipment noticed how effectively their golf equipment carried out, but additionally how effectively it ready their golf equipment for the beginning of the season,” Miller added. “I believe everyone felt it was an unlimited success. We’re hopeful that we do it once more in a few years.”
With Copa América and Euro 2024 occupying a busy summer season calendar subsequent yr, 2025 appears extra doubtless. Relying on timing, it’s potential a Premier League competitors in partnership with NBC Sports activities may compete in opposition to the 32-team FIFA Membership World Cup, to be hosted in america in the summertime of 2025.
It’s too early to know which Premier League groups will compete in 2025 in america. Nevertheless, it’s fairly potential that a number of from the Newcastle, Brighton, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Fulham and Brentford group might return, in addition to different sides.
“The groups that got here and performed right here, I believe they’re keen to come back again, and I believe there are groups that didn’t come which might be desirous to step in now and are available once they come again in a few years,” stated Miller.
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