MSG NETWORKS TO TELEVISE 2019 NEW YORK STREETS NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE HOME GAMES
VETERAN ARENA FOOTBALL VOICE PETER SCHWARTZ NAMED STREETS PLAY-BY-PLAY VOICE
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New York Streets is the First and Only African American-Owned Professional Football Team in New York
NEW YORK, NY – The expansion New York Streets of the National Arena League (NAL) announced today that MSG Networks will be the television home for the team’s 2019 home games this season, beginning with the New York Streets home opener, Saturday, April 20 at 7pm ET. The broadcast team is led by veteran NYC sportscaster Peter Schwartz, the long-time voice of the former New York Dragons of the AFL.
The Streets opened their inaugural season with a 52-41 victory over the Jacksonville Sharks last Saturday night in Jacksonville.
Below is the 2019 New York Streets home schedule. Games are played at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, N.Y.
Saturday, April 20 Orlando Predators at New York Streets 7:00pm MSG+ Saturday, May 18 Massachusetts Pirates at New York Streets 7:00pm MSG Saturday, June 8 Carolina Cobras at New York Streets 7:00pm MSG Saturday, June 15 Columbus Lions at New York Streets 12:00pm MSG Saturday, June 29 Jacksonville Sharks at New York Streets 7:00pm MSG Friday, July 5 Massachusetts Pirates at New York Streets 7:00pm MSG *Saturday, July 20 Carolina Cobras at New York Streets 7:00pm MSG *Date subject to change
Schwartz brings eight years of Arena Football experience to the New York Streets He was the radio play-by-play voice for the New York Dragons of the Arena Football league from 2001 to 2008 while also handling play by play duties for select telecasts on Fox Sports Net and SNY. In addition to his role on air, Schwartz serves as the team’s website reporter providing stories and other content. Schwartz is well-known in the NYC sports media scene with stints on CBS Sports Radio, WCBS 880 Radio in New York and Fox News Headlines 24/7 while also hosting his “Schwartz On Sports” podcast and writing his weekly blog for New York Sports Day. He also serves as the public address announcer for the New York Cosmos Soccer Club as well as select NYIT athletic events.
"I'm thrilled to be a part of the broadcast team for the New York Streets inaugural season” said Schwartz, “It's exciting to be involved with Arena Football again and I am looking forward to bringing all of the excitement of this great game to football fans in the New York area."
The Streets are owned by Brooklyn native and New Rochelle resident Corey Galloway, whose Legacy Growth Partners is a driving force in strategic business development and direct investment. Galloway is the first and only African American owner of a professional football franchise in New York.
“New York City has the best sports fans, and those fans know to go to MSG Networks for the best programming of local sports,” said Galloway. “And in Peter Schwartz we are providing fans with the most knowledgeable Arena Football voice in the New York area. I couldn’t be more excited for the first season of New York Streets football,” he added.
On the field, the team is led by veteran Arena Football Head Coach Rick Marsilio. The roster includes former Syracuse and Brooklyn South Shore High School quarterback David Legree and former Army WR Edgar Allen Poe.
Arena Football has a rich history in the New York/New Jersey area dating back to the New York Knights which played at Madison Square Garden in 1988. New York had been without an Arena Football team since 2008 when the New York Dragons completed an eight-year run at the Nassau Coliseum.