‘Basketball, football, tennis and more’ on ABC’s schedule for 2019-20 season
The schedule for the 2019-2020 season is out, with ESPN, ABC Sports and FOX Sports announcing their 2016-17 football and basketball schedules for the upcoming season.
There are three new sports in the schedule this year, with a return to the sport of basketball on the schedule.
ABC sports is back with its AFL-BMC series, with an AFL-AFL doubleheader on Monday nights, with the AFL-CIO AFL Women’s Grand Final on Sunday nights and a live AFL-ACL Women’s Final on Monday night.
FOX Sports is also back with a three-week slate of AFL-branded football and cricket matches, and a seven-week schedule of AFL Football and AFL Women, with three AFL games on Monday and two on Tuesday nights.
For the second straight year, ABC is also set to televise the AFL Women final.
Fox Sports also announced its plans for the 2020 AFL Women Grand Final.
The AFL will return to its iconic AFL home ground of Adelaide Oval for the inaugural Grand Final at ANZ Stadium in Melbourne, with Melbourne City and Melbourne Stars hosting the Grand Final LIVE on Monday evenings.
In addition, Fox Sports will air the AFL women’s final on Tuesday evenings, with two games live on ABC.
AFL Football League: The AFL has confirmed its AFL season will be the second-longest ever in Australian sport, behind only the 2001 season.
The game is set to end in 2020, and with the league in its first decade in operation, the competition will be heading towards another milestone.
The AFL and NRL will both extend their football seasons from 2022 to 2020, with their 2019 season set to kick off in early 2018.
The NRL will be joined in the AFL by the Melbourne Storm, who will join the AFL for the first time in 2019, after playing in the competition for more than a decade.
The 2019 AFL season begins on Monday August 13 and runs for eight games, with eight teams to be played.
The AFL will play nine matches from August 17 to 28.
ESPN will be broadcasting three games from Tuesday to Thursday, with Fox Sports hosting a five-game AFL season from August 25 to September 4.
Fox Sports will also be the home of the AFL Grand Final from Sunday September 6 to Thursday September 8, with games live from 7pm AEST on FOX Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2.
FoxSports will also air a five game AFL season in August, with its live game on the FOX Sports 2 channel on Friday September 7.ABC is also announcing its AFL schedule for 2020, which includes a return of AFL Women.
It will mark the return of the game to the iconic AFL ground for the AFL’s 100th season, with AFL-WESTSFL final on Monday Night Football on the ABC.
Fox will also have the first AFL women series, on FOX SPORTS 1 from September 13, featuring a clash between the Brisbane Lions and Adelaide Crows, with both sides expected to be in action.ABC’s AFL Women show will feature three games on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
ABC will be hosting its second AFL Women series on Friday the 14th, featuring Adelaide’s Kangaroos against Melbourne City in a clash of the elite two clubs.ABC will also televise its AFL Women Semi-Final, on Sunday the 18th, with four matches on ABC, with one live match on ABC and two matches on Fox Sports 1.