PHOENIX, Arizona (January 25, 2022) – Phoenix Rising FC has signed a three-year agreement with Arizona’s Family becoming the official broadcast partner of the state’s only professional soccer club.
“Phoenix Rising is thrilled to announce this landmark partnership with Arizona’s Family,” said Rising’s President Bobby Dulle. “This deal makes Phoenix Rising soccer accessible to anyone in Arizona through 2025. We’re also honored to be the first sports franchise to join Arizona’s Family newest venture. We cannot wait to kick off our 2023 season at our new home in the City of Phoenix, live on Arizona’s Family.”
The deal includes the live broadcast of 28 Rising matches on Arizona’s Family new network, Arizona’s Family Sports and Entertainment on channel 44 over the air and channel 13 on Cox Cable. The station will go live for the first time on March 1 and will replay highlight matches from Phoenix Rising’s six years of action in the USL Championship regularly.
An additional five matches will be simulcast live on KTVK (Channel 3) and one match, later in the season, will be featured live on KPHO (Channel 5).
“This is an exciting time for Arizona’s Family,” said Debbie Bush, Vice President and General Manager of Arizona’s Family. “The creation of the Arizona’s Family Sports and Entertainment Network will allow us to provide viewers with exciting live sports at no additional cost to them. Arizonans love their soccer so when this opportunity presented itself, we knew it would be the perfect partnership to launch our Network.”
Rising’s home opener at 38th Street and Washington is set for Saturday, April 1 (7:30 p.m.), vs. San Diego Loyal SC. Fans can click here to learn more about securing tickets for that match OR here to view the full schedule.
About Arizona’s Family
Arizona’s Family is the premier news and information destination for the Phoenix-metro area, serving nearly seven million people who call the valley home. The hyper-local independent spirit of 3TV backed by the investigative power of CBS 5, Arizona’s Family delivers more original content, live breaking stories, and in-depth coverage on issues that matter most to the people of Arizona. All on the platform of your choice: on-air, online, social media and streaming TV devices.
About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona history. Established in 2016, the club has won the 2020 and 2018 Western Conference Titles as well as the USL Championship’s 2019 Regular Season Title. Rising holds the record for the longest win streak in American professional soccer history (20 matches). It is owned by legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba, Advantage Sports Union CEO, Alex Zheng and an impressive collection of local business leaders and international celebrities.
Phoenix Rising FC plays in the USL Championship, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. For season tickets or more information call 623-594-9606 or visit PHXRisingFC.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub) or by downloading the Official Team App in the App Store or Google Play.