SEASON BEGINS MARCH 18 AND CULMINATES WITH WORLD BOWL XIV ON MAY 27
NFL Network will be the new television home of the NFL Europe League, broadcasting all 30 regular season games in 2006, culminating with a live broadcast of the league's championship game -- the Yello Strom World Bowl XIV.
With 54 NFL preseason games, 31 NFL Europe League games and 8 NFL regular season games, NFL Network becomes the national home to 93 televised games annually.
NFL Network's exclusive coverage of NFL Europe begins Saturday, March 18 with a doubleheader featuring the Frankfurt Galaxy at the Rhein Fire live at 1:00 PM ET, followed by the Berlin Thunder travelling to Amsterdam to take on the Admirals in a re-match of World Bowl XIII.
World Bowl XIV will be played Saturday, May 27 between the top two squads in the six-team league squaring off after the 10-week season which runs from March 18 - May 20.
In addition to airing the entire slate of games, NFL Network will also air an NFL Europe "Game of the Week" every Sunday night in primetime at 8:00 PM ET highlighting the best game from the weekend's action.
NFL Network will increase its coverage of the NFL Europe League this year by more than 50%. This marks the third consecutive season NFL Network will air NFL Europe games, following up on the 20 games televised on the network last season.
For 13 seasons, NFL Europe has been a proving ground for many of today's top NFL players, including Super Bowl starting quarterbacks Jake Delhomme, Brad Johnson and Kurt Warner as well as Pro Bowl players La'Roi Glover, Dante Hall, and Adam Vinatieri.
NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis and is the first television network fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football. For more information, log onto www.nflnetwork.com.
2006 NFL EUROPE ON NFL NETWORK TELECAST SCHEDULE
(ALL TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Sat. 3/18 -- Frankfurt Galaxy @ Rhein Fire; 1:00 PM ET LIVE
Sat. 3/18 -- Berlin Thunder @ Amsterdam Admirals; 7:00 PM ET
Sun. 3/19 -- Cologne Centurions @ Hamburg Sea Devils; 3:00 PM ET
Sat. 3/25 -- Hamburg Sea Devils @ Frankfurt Galaxy; 1:00 PM ET LIVE
Sat. 3/25 -- Rhein Fire @ Berlin Thunder; 8:00 PM ET
Sun. 3/26 -- Amsterdam Admirals @ Cologne Centurions; 9:00 AM ET LIVE
Sat. 4 /1 -- Frankfurt Galaxy @ Amsterdam Admirals; 12:00 Noon ET LIVE
Sat. 4/1 -- Berlin Thunder @ Hamburg Sea Devils; 8:00 PM ET
Sun. 4/2 -- Rhein Fire @ Cologne Centurions; 10:00 AM ET LIVE
Sat. 4/8 -- Hamburg Sea Devils @ Rhein Fire; 1:00 PM ET LIVE
Sat. 4/8 -- Cologne Centurions @ Frankfurt Galaxy; 8:00 PM ET
Sun. 4/9 -- Amsterdam Admirals @ Berlin Thunder; 12:00 Noon ET
Sat. 4/15 -- Frankfurt Galaxy @ Hamburg Sea Devils; 12:00 Noon ET LIVE
Sat. 4/15 -- Rhein Fire @ Amsterdam Admirals; 4:00 PM ET
Mon. 4/17 -- Cologne Centurions @ Berlin Thunder; 12:00 Noon ET LIVE
Sat. 4/22 -- Berlin Thunder @ Frankfurt Galaxy; 1:00 PM ET LIVE
Sat. 4/22 -- Amsterdam Admirals @ Rhein Fire; 8:00 PM ET
Sun. 4/23 -- Hamburg Sea Devils @ Cologne Centurions; 10:00 AM ET LIVE
Sun. 4/30 -- Frankfurt Galaxy @ Cologne Centurions; 10:00 AM ET LIVE
Sun. 4/30 -- Amsterdam Admirals @ Hamburg Sea Devils; 4:00 PM ET
Sun. 4/30 -- Berlin Thunder @ Rhein Fire; 8:00 PM ET
Sat. 5/6 -- Rhein Fire @ Frankfurt Galaxy; 1:00 PM ET LIVE
Sun. 5/7 -- Cologne Centurions @ Amsterdam Admirals; 9:00 AM ET LIVE
Sun. 5/7 -- Hamburg Sea Devils @ Berlin Thunder; 3:00 PM ET
Sun. 5/14 -- Rhein Fire @ Hamburg Sea Devils; 10:00 AM ET LIVE
Sun. 5/14 -- Amsterdam Admirals @ Frankfurt Galaxy; 4:00 PM ET
Sun. 5/14 -- Berlin Thunder @ Cologne Centurions; 8:00 PM ET
Sat. 5/20 -- Cologne Centurions @ Rhein Fire; 1:00 PM ET LIVE
Sat. 5/20 -- Frankfurt Galaxy @ Berlin Thunder; 5:00 PM ET
Sat. 5/20 -- Hamburg Sea Devils @ Amsterdam Admirals; 9:00 PM ET
**Sat. 5/27 -- YELLO STROM WORLD BOWL XIV; 12:00 PM ET LIVE