Premier League all-time leading goalscorer Alan Shearer and Barclays ambassador Ian Wright will be joining fans at the Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest in Philadelphia.
The former Premier League players will be at Dilworth Park on October 15th and 16th to meet fans and support the live broadcast hosted by the NBC Sports’ Studio Team of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe and Tim Howard.
Shearer is the Premier League’s record goalscorer, having netted 260 goals during his career. He won three Golden Boots during his time in the Premier League, scoring 34 goals for Blackburn Rovers in the 1994/95 season to help them win the title. This will be his fifth Premier League Mornings Live appearance.
Two legendary #PL heavyweights are joining us in Philly for Fan Fest 🥊⚽️— Premier League USA (@PLinUSA) September 3, 2022
See you soon, @IanWright0 and @alanshearer! pic.twitter.com/Rkm6nFcygL
"The Premier League Mornings Live fan fests are always fantastic events," Shearer said. "I love the incredible passion and dedication of the thousands of supporters who attend and help create a buzzing atmosphere, despite the early kick-off times.
"As always, it will be a weekend of exciting fixtures and Premier League drama, so I encourage local fans to come and join us at Dilworth Park for the live screenings and other activities. This will be my first time in Philadelphia, and I look forward to seeing what the city has to offer."
Wright, who was inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame this year, will be making his Premier League Mornings Live debut in Philadelphia as a Barclays ambassador. Wright played 213 times in the Premier League, scoring 113 times, and winning the title with Arsenal in 1997/98.
He said: "I'm looking forward to being with the fans in Center City. There is a brilliant schedule of matches over the weekend and some cool activities for all supporters to enjoy.
"I've already put word out to get some local recommendations. I need to get a proper cheesesteak!
"Al's told me about the vibe at the fan fests so I'm excited to be part of it and just hang out with supporters, talk football all weekend and catch up with Rebecca, Tim and my guys, the two Robbies."
Philly...you don't think we forgot about you, did you? pic.twitter.com/hrtV8QZtx3— Premier League USA (@PLinUSA) August 27, 2022
Shearer and Wright will be attending both days of the fan fest. As well as appearing on the live broadcast, the Premier League legends will spend time meeting supporters and taking part in some of the free on-site activity.
Wright will be encouraging those attending to try their luck at the Barclays giant arcade claw machine to win prizes from Barclays or one of their credit card partners, including a trip to London to watch a Premier League game.
Premier League club mascots, the Premier League Trophy and other special guests will also be on site during the two-day event.
All fans looking to attend the Philadelphia Fan Fest on Saturday 15 October can register for free. Due to popular demand, registration for Sunday 16 October has now closed.