NWL Announces Streaming Rights Agreement with ESPN+

NWL All-Star Game, Major League Dreams Showcase, Playoffs and daily games to air exclusively on ESPN+

Rochester, Minn. – The Northwoods League today announced a new rights agreement with ESPN+ to stream select games each day of the 2022 season. These games will be available exclusively on ESPN+, along with the Northwoods League All-Star Game, the Major League Dreams Showcase, the League playoffs and Summer Collegiate World Series.

“We are excited for our agreement with the Northwoods League to begin later this month,” said John Lasker, Vice President, Digital Media Programming, ESPN. “Presenting this collegiate summer league makes a great addition to our already expansive collegiate and professional baseball programming on ESPN+.”

The Northwoods League has a four-camera HD setup in each ballpark in the league and has been streaming games for over ten years. The League also produces a nightly studio show that recaps the previous night’s games and previews that day’s matchups.

“This is a game-changer for the Northwoods League to go along with our efforts in the gambling world we expect an unprecedented level of exposure for the League for years to come,” said Northwoods League Chairman/Co-Founder Dick Radatz, Jr.

The opening night matchups, May 30 on ESPN+, will feature the Wausau Woodchucks travelling to Fond du Lac to take on the Dock Spiders in the Great Lakes Division. In the Great Plains Division, the Duluth Huskies will visit the Mankato MoonDogs. The Northwoods League All-Star Game will take place on July 19 in Wisconsin Rapids and the Major League Dreams Showcase will return to La Crosse on August 2.