Chicago Fire has announced a local broadcast deal with WGN-TV in a multi-year partnership, reports SportBusiness.
All of the team's games, apart those aired on national television, will be carried by WGN-TV, including 18 in prime time. Games will continued to be streamed on ESPN's direct-to-consumer streaming service ESPN+, per the team's ongoing agreement.
Beginning in April, WGN-TV will debut a monthly series that will feature interviews and profiles of players, coaches and fans. Fire game coverage will also be regularly featured on the new GN Sports show on WGN-TV, which airs weeknights at 10.30pm CT.
"In this transformational year for our club, we want to provide our fans with as many ways as possible to experience the Fire, both live at Soldier Field and on the broadcast," said Fire owner Joe Mansueto. "We know WGN-TV's powerful place on the city's sports scene and we're excited to be their new flagship sports property."