Pirates Announce 3-Year Extension With NESN

By: Oliver Nissi
Pirates Insider
November 24, 2020

WORCESTER, MA. — Massachusetts Pirates games will continue to be aired on NESN as the arena football team moves toward its third season on the field. The organization announced today they have agreed to have NESN televise their games through the 2023 season. Pirates founder and president Jawad Yatim spoke with masspiratesfootball.com and is thrilled to keep the partnership going.

“Our partnership with NESN has played an integral role in our growth since we began playing in 2018. We are thrilled to be able to continue to air Pirates games on one of the most prestigious sports networks in the country, and we’ll continue working hard and putting out a good product for their viewers to enjoy.”

Steve Sera, the president and executive producer of Moody Street TV, has played a key role behind the scenes in many Pirates games over the past two years and believes the organizationโ€™s continued partnership with NESN will only bring arena football more notice to the New England area.

“This long-term partnership with NESN is a great opportunity to introduce the excitement, passion and pure talent of arena football to viewers who might not know about the sport, while giving Massachusetts Pirates fans everywhere the ability to catch the games they aren’t able to make it to”.

NESN has been televising Pirates home games since the teamโ€™s inaugural season in 2018. Airings will be every Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon on NESN Plus and NESN following a Pirates home game. The Pirates are also looking into doing live broadcasts as well at select away broadcasts through this agreement. For next season, the Pirates will host seven Saturday night games and one Sunday afternoon game at their home arena, the DCU Center in Worcester.

The Massachusetts Pirates are members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Pirates play all home games at the DCU Center located at 50 Foster St. Worcester, MA. 01608. For more information on the Massachusetts Pirates please call (508) 452-MASS (6277), email contact@masspiratesfootball.com or visit http://www.masspiratesfootball.com. Single-game tickets are available online at ticketmaster.com or the DCU Center Box Office. For season, half-season, luxury, or group ticket packages please call 508-452-MASS (6277). Follow the Pirates on Facebook via Facebook.com/MAPirates, Instagram @mass.pirates, and Twitter @mass_pirates. #GetHooked #AllAboard