Chicago Red Stars Team Up with Univision Chicago for Exclusive Spanish-Language Broadcast
Partnership to Bring Fans Spanish-Language Coverage of the Red Stars’ Saturday, September 25th Match Versus Portland Thorns Simulcast on UniMás and WRTO 1200 AM Radio
CHICAGO – AUGUST 23, 2021 – The Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and Univision Chicago, part of Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media and content company in the U.S., today announced a first-time partnership that will deliver special Spanish-language coverage of the club’s Saturday, September 25 (7 p.m. CDT) match versus the Portland Thorns to fans in the Chicago-land area on UniMás TV and TUDN, Univision Sports Radio WRTO 1200 AM.
“The Red Stars are dedicated to providing a world-class soccer and entertainment experience for all Chicagoans, including the thousands of Latinx residents in and around the city,” said Vicky Lynch Chief Business Officer for the Chicago Red Stars. “Univision’s expansive experience broadcasting soccer matches makes them an ideal partner in helping us to continue growing our connection with the local Latinx community.”
“The Chicago Red Stars play an exciting brand of soccer and we are honored to be bringing women’s soccer action to our fans on both television and radio,” said Doug Levy, President & General Manager, Univision Chicago. “With this partnership, the Red Stars join a robust and growing portfolio of local Chicago professional sports on Univision Local Media.”
In addition to offering fans at home a Spanish-language broadcast experience, the Red Stars will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at SeatGeek Stadium with activations for fans attending the September 25th game. In the weeks preceding the game, Red Stars players will appear across Univision Chicago television and radio programming to promote the upcoming game and educate fans on the league and the Red Stars franchise.
The Chicago Red stars are the country’s oldest professional women’s soccer team. Established in 2007, the Red Stars are one of the original eight founding members of the NWSL and have made the playoffs in six consecutive years from 2015-2020, including an appearance in the 2020 Challenge Cup Finals. The Red Stars are the club team for U.S. Women’s National Team players Alyssa Naeher, Casey Krueger, Julie Ertz and Tierna Davidson.
About the Chicago Red Stars
Established in 2007, the Red Stars were a founding member of the former Women’s Professional Soccer and would later become one of the original eight teams to form the National Women’s Soccer League in 2013. The Red Stars have made the playoffs in six consecutive years from 2015-2020, clinching the team’s first appearance in the NWSL Championship in the 2019 season as well as appearing in the NWSL’s Challenge Cup Final in 2020.
About Univision Communications Inc.
As the leading Spanish-language content and media company in the U.S., Univision Communications Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms. The Company’s top-rated media portfolio includes the Univision and UniMás broadcast networks, as well as 10 cable networks including Galavisión and TUDN, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the country. Locally, Univision owns or operates 61 television stations in major Hispanic markets across the United States. Additionally, Uforia, the Home of Latin Music, encompasses 58 owned or operated radio stations, a live event series and a robust digital audio footprint. The Company’s prominent digital assets include Univision.com, free AVOD streaming service PrendeTV, Univision Now, the largest Hispanic influencer network, and several top-rated apps. For more information, visit corporate.univision.com.