As pro football prepares for new season, WXYZ-TV Detroit ready to kick off coverage of Lions
Scripps Howard ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV, Ch.7 Detroit will get fans ready for a new season of Detroit Lions football with extensive coverage of the team's preseason activities, beginning with special July programming featuring an insider's look at training camp and coverage of a brand-new Coach's Kickoff event.
First up is Ford Lions Report LIVE: Training Camp Update on Wednesday, July 25th from 7-7:30 p.m. Then, on August 5th, WXYZ will bring viewers inside all the fun from the first annual Coach's Kickoff event, live from Ford Field. WXYZ will also produce and broadcast three Detroit Lions preseason games with full pregame shows:
- Friday, August 10th, 7:00 p.m. pregame, 7:30 p.m. Detroit vs. Cleveland (Home)
- Saturday, August 25th at 6:30 p.m. pregame, 7:00 p.m. Detroit vs. Oakland (at Oakland)
- Thursday, August 30th at 6:30 p.m. pre-game, 7:00 p.m. Detroit vs. Buffalo (Home)
The preseason game broadcast team will be anchored by NFL broadcast veteran Matt Shepard, and NFL Analyst Rob Rubick, with sideline coverage from 7 Action Sports Director Tom Leyden.
WXYZ will also regular season coverage of the team with a weekly pregame show Sunday mornings from 11 a.m. - noon along with other weekly features during the station's newscasts and Sunday evening sports recap program.
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