The Missouri Valley Soccer Convention (MVFC) has reached a brand new, multi-year media rights extension with ESPN, the MVFC and ESPN announced on Tuesday.
The brand new settlement, which extends from the 2024 season by way of the 2029 season, will function Missouri Valley Soccer Convention contests on nationwide linear and digital broadcasts.
“We actually worth our relationship with ESPN, and this settlement achieves the entire Convention’s objectives we recognized in the beginning of the negotiation course of,” mentioned MVFC Commissioner Patty Viverito. “It strengthens our relationship with the trade chief, presents broader alternatives for linear publicity, and protects native media rights agreements.”
In the course of the six-year time period of the brand new settlement, a minimal of 9 MVFC video games shall be featured on an ESPN linear community, which incorporates ESPN, ESPN2, and/or ESPNU. Moreover, the MVFC and ESPN will proceed the “Sport of the Week” package deal on ESPN+. Extra MVFC contests can even air solely on ESPN platforms.
“The Missouri Valley Soccer Convention options implausible packages and excellent rivalries that we sit up for persevering with to spotlight throughout ESPN platforms within the a few years forward as a part of our dedication to the protection of FCS soccer,” mentioned Dan Margulis, ESPN senior director, programming & acquisitions.
The MVFC at the moment consists of 12 members, however the Western Illinois Leathernecks shall be departing following this season to hitch the Ohio Valley Convention in 2024.
The 2024 MVFC lineup will encompass Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Murray State, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Southern Illinois, and Youngstown State.
Missouri Valley Soccer Schedule