San Angelo ISD announces a new partnership with Concho Sports Network to provide live streaming of the Lake View Chief and Central Bobcat football home games for the 2020-2021 season. On Monday, the SAISD Board of Trustees approved the partnership with Concho Sports Network.
Fans will be able to watch games at no-charge on the Concho Sports Network website at www.conchosports.com as well as on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Pregame and postgame content such as coach and player interviews are also expected to be included in the live stream. Concho Sports Network was the sole bid received by SAISD for the video streaming rights for the games, and is at no-cost to the district.
The announcement follows a June decision by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) allowing for the live streaming of Texas high school football games on Friday nights this fall, which had not previously been permitted by UIL rules.
UIL also issued a modified UIL activities calendar and Covid-19 guidelines on July 21 for the school year, including a maximum 50% capacity limitation for spectators to attend games coupled with spacing requirements. The live streaming of games provides an alternative way for fans and students who may be unable to attend due to the capacity limitation to watch the games in real-time.
SAISD is working to promote the safety and health of students and staff as they develop Back to School plans including UIL activities, and the live streaming option for fans and students to view football games is an additional step to support that task. SAISD is excited to work with Concho Sports Network to bring the San Angelo community this new means of watching the Chiefs and Bobcats under the Friday night lights directly on their televisions and personal devices.
SAISD Athletics Department is working to determine the updated Chiefs and Bobcats football schedules in light of the recent UIL updates. The first Chiefs home game will be August 28, and the first Bobcats home game will be September 25. In addition to football, SAISD and Concho Sports Network are considering offering live streaming of other SAISD athletics programs and related events. To stay up-to-date on SAISD Athletics, SAISD invites the community to follow the SAISD Facebook and Twitter accounts.