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Marquee Sports Network announces Cubs minor league coverage plans

12 months agoStaff Report

‘Road to Wrigley Live’ whiparound program returns for 12 broadcasts in 2023;
Marquee to air 40 live Cubs-affiliated minor league games

March 15, 2023

CHICAGO – Marquee Sports Network today announced its 2023 Cubs minor league coverage plans, highlighted by 40 live Cubs-affiliated minor league games and the return of Road to Wrigley Live presented by Prevagen for 12 dates throughout the season. All minor league games and Road to Wrigley programming airing on Marquee Sports Network will be available nationwide via Marquee’s national carriage partners.

LIVE MINOR LEAGUE WHIPAROUND COVERAGE RETURNS:
Airing on 12 dates throughout 2023, Road to Wrigley Live presented by Prevagen showcases all the night’s action from across the Cubs minor league system in a whiparound, Red Zone-style format, including live look-ins at the biggest at-bats and moments from the Cubs top prospects, as well as game highlights and analysis from Marquee analysts, including Lance Brozdowski, Elise Menaker, Ryan Sweeney, Jim Callis and more.

Debuting in 2022, Road to Wrigley Live was recently named a finalist for Best New Sports Show by Cynopsis Media in the 2023 Sports Media Awards. The first 2023 edition of Road to Wrigley Live presented by Prevagen is slated for Friday, April 7. The full schedule can be found here

RECORD NUMBER OF LIVE MINOR LEAGUE GAMES:
Marquee is airing a network-high 40 live Cubs-affiliated minor league games this season, including at least eight games from all four Cubs full-season affiliates: Iowa (Triple-A), Tennessee (Double-A), South Bend (High-A) and Myrtle Beach (Low-A). The first minor league game on Marquee Sports Network is scheduled for Thursday, April 6 as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans host the Charleston RiverDogs. The full schedule can be found here.

MINOR LEAGUE STUDIO PROGRAMMING:
Cubs minor league coverage continues beyond the live games and whiparound programming with Road to Wrigley presented by Prevagen, a 30-minute studio show airing throughout the season hosted by Lance Brozdowski and Elise Menaker and featuring exclusive interviews with top Cubs prospects, highlights from the farm system and more.

Road to Wrigley kicks off with a prospect preview special following the Cubs game on March 27 as Lance Brozdowski and Jim Callis break down their latest top prospects lists. Future episodes of Road to Wrigley will be announced on MarqueeSportsNetwork.com.

ABOUT MARQUEE SPORTS NETWORK: In partnership with the Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI), Marquee Sports Network brings together one of the most iconic sports franchises in the country with one of the largest television broadcasting companies to deliver unparalleled Cubs coverage, as well as additional local sporting events, including Chicago Sky games, and original programming. Nominated for 24 Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Awards, Marquee Sports Network is available on more than 65 cable providers within the Cubs home television territory, as well as streaming platforms DIRECTV STREAM and fuboTV, and is also available nationally on DirecTV and fuboTV (excludes game programming). For more information, visit marqueesportsnetwork.com/about.

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