Velocity 5 Sports Restaurant has teamed up again with ESPN 980 to broadcast “Monday Night Live with Chris Russell” and “The Sports Reporters” live from the restaurant’s locations in Sterling and Lansdowne every week this football season. The two locations are convenient to Redskins Park in Ashburn.
During each live broadcast restaurant, patrons can watch the shows and meet the Redskins Player of the Game.
Redskins beat reporter Chris Russell features players as guest on Monday Night Live, while sports veterans Andy Pollin and Steve Czaban serve as The Sports Reporters.
Velocity 5 also has locations in Arlington, Falls Church and Centreville.
Jim Speros, former assistant coach for the Washington Redskins in the 1980’s under Hall of Fame Coach Joe Gibbs, founded the Velocity 5 chain. Speros coached during the Redskins’ winning 1982 season, coached with the Buffalo Bills and then went on to own several football teams, including the Canadian Football League Grey Cup Champion Baltimore Stallions, and the Montreal Alouettes.
“We are extremely excited to renew our relationship with ESPN 980,” Speros said in a press release. “ESPN 980 is the voice of DC sports and the Home of the Redskins, and our partnership will allow Velocity 5 to become the headquarters for football in Northern Virginia once again this season. I am pleased to be able to offer this exclusive player access to my customers. It is nice to be able to bring the team closer to their fans. This promises to be one of the most interesting seasons in Redskins history, and we look forward to reviewing the games every Monday night with Chris Russell and his Redskin guests.”
“Monday Night Live” broadcasts from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 10. “The Sports Reporters” debuts at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, and runs until 7 p.m.