ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues and FOX Sports Midwest announced the club’s 2013-2014 broadcast schedule today. All Blues games will be televised for the third straight season.
FOX Sports Midwest will televise 70 regular-season Blues games. Blues games on FOX Sports Midwest are preceded and followed by Blues Live, the network’s in-depth pregame and postgame show.
The Blues begin the season Oct. 3 on FOX Sports Midwest when they host division rival Nashville at Scottrade Center. FOX Sports Midwest’s opening night coverage starts with an expanded one-hour edition of Blues Live pregame featuring the outdoor pep rally on Brett Hull Way (Clark Ave).
FOX Sports Midwest also announced its third St. Louis Classic, a giant viewing party of a Blues road game, will be held Dec. 14 at historic Steinberg Rink in Forest Park. FOX Sports Midwest will broadcast all of its pregame, postgame and intermission shows live from the rink, where fans can watch the Blues’ game at Columbus on a giant screen.
FOX Sports Midwest is entering its 18th season as the Blues’ flagship television partner. Nielsen ratings for Blues telecasts on FOX Sports Midwest reached an all-time high during the 2013 regular season, the third consecutive season in which the season average reached a new high.
The Blues will make 13 national TV appearances in 2013-14, with 11 games on NBC Sports Network and two April contests on either NBC or NBC Sports Network. The Feb. 6 game vs. Boston will be televised by both FOX Sports Midwest and NBC Sports Network.