DULUTH, Ga. – December 2, 2021 – The Georgia Swarm and Peachtree TV (WPCH) in Atlanta announced a partnership that involves the iconic Atlanta station to air Swarm home and away games live during the 2021-22 season. The Swarm becomes the first team in the 36-year-old National Lacrosse League to broadcast both live home and away games in its local market.
“We are thrilled to make Peachtree TV the broadcast home for Georgia Swarm Lacrosse which features some of the best lacrosse players in the world,” said WGCL & Peachtree TV Vice President and General Manger, Erik Schrader. “This addition to the Peachtree TV lineup speaks to our commitment to bring viewers more local programming.”
“Partnering with a local broadcast partner that is so much a part of the fabric of Atlanta was very important to us” Swarm Co-owner and President Andy Arlotta said. “Peachtree TV’s reach and audience promises to expose our award-winning product and some of the game’s legendary players like Lyle Thompson to many more diehard lacrosse and casual sports fans who have yet to experience one of the most exciting and rapidly-growing sports in the U.S.”
Veteran Atlanta sportscaster Chris Mooneyham will handle play-by-play duties, while Premier Lacrosse League standout, Atlanta native, and Walton High School alum Scott Ratliff will join Mooneyham in the booth as a broadcast analyst. Longtime Swarm sideline reporter Tabitha Turner will continue her duties this season on Peachtree TV broadcasts and will host a pregame show during each televised contest.
The first live televised game on Peachtree TV takes place this Saturday, December 4 at 7 pm for Georgia’s season opener at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Field at Gas South Arena when the perennial playoff Swarm faces off against the Colorado Mammoth.
About the Georgia Swarm
The Georgia Swarm kick off their 2021-22 season on December 4, 2021 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Field at Gas South Arena. The full schedule is available at GeorgiaSwarm.com/Schedule. Swarm Season Ticket Memberships for the 2021-22 Swarm season are on sale now. Fans can take advantage of the best sports entertainment deal in Atlanta by joining the Swarm’s 404 Club – 10 Swarm home games for just $100 – at GeorgiaSwarm.com/404Club or by calling 844-4-GASWARM. Many other membership options, fan experiences, and group ticket options are available at GeorgiaSwarm.com/Tickets. For additional information, follow the Swarm on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @GeorgiaSwarmLAX. Swarm home and away games can be viewed live on Peachtree TV or on the CBS46 app locally in the Metro Atlanta area and on the ESPN+ streaming platform.
About Gray Television
Gray Television, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is the largest owner of top-rated local television stations and digital assets in the United States. With its recent acquisition of the television stations of Meredith Corporation, Gray is the nation’s second largest television broadcaster, with television stations serving 113 markets that reach approximately 36 percent of US television households. The pro forma portfolio includes 79 markets with the top-rated television station and 101 markets with the first and/or second highest rated television station according to Comscore’s audience measurement data. Gray also owns video program production, marketing, and digital businesses including Raycom Sports, Tupelo Honey, RTM Studios, the producer of PowerNation programs and content and is the majority owner of Swirl Films.