You can’t keep a football fan down–as long as games are being played, fans are going to want to watch. That includes when fans are on vacation! Thankfully, there are many places you can view football at Walt Disney World, from the comfort of your own hotel room to more public locations.
As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many operating changes throughout Walt Disney World, not all of the usual sports viewing locations are currently open. ESPN Club at Disney’s Boardwalk, the usual go-to football destination for both vacationers and locals, is closed. At other establishments like lounges and pool bars, bar seating is prohibited and food/drinks must be consumed at tables. Resort hopping for dining is also restricted, and making plans to “just stop by” to watch a game isn’t always an option. As a result, diehard sports fans will have their options for viewing (especially of out-of-market games) extremely limited during the pandemic.
It is unclear if AMC Cinema 24 at Disney Springs will be showing out-of-market games on the big screen this season. We reached out to them for comment but they said that they didn’t “have any details to share just yet” and suggested checking their website for updates. If a schedule is eventually posted, we will let you know.
The college football schedule will remain on the lighter side all season long as a number of conferences including the Big 10 and Pac-12 have cancelled/postponed their seasons. Nevertheless, other conferences will continue play.
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So what can you expect for viewing games at Walt Disney World? Here’s what this first week looks like.
LISTINGS FOR SEPTEMBER 8-14
All times EDT. Games and listings subject to change. Make sure to check back Sunday morning for updates.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE – WEEK ONE
Thursday, September 10
Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 PM, NBC
Sunday, September 13
Seattle Seahawks @ Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 PM, FOX
Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots, 1:00 PM, CBS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints, 4:25 PM, FOX
Dallas Cowboys @ Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 PM, NBC
Monday, September 14
Pittsburgh Steelers @ New York Giants, 7:10 PM, ESPN
Tennessee Titans @ Denver Broncos, 10:20 PM, ESPN
AMC Dine-In 24 Disney Springs – TBA
Saturday, September 12
Arkansas State @ Kansas State, FOX
Louisiana Lafayette @ Iowa State, ESPN
Charlotte @ Appalachian State, ESPN2
Louisiana Monroe @ Army, CBS Sports
Duke @ Notre Dame, NBC
Georgia Tech @ Florida State, ABC
Texas San Antonio @ Texas State, ESPN2
Campbell @ Georgia Southern, ESPNU
Citadel @ USF, ESPNU
Clemson @ Wake Forest, ABC
Tulane @ South Alabama, ESPN2
NFL LOOKING AHEAD
Projected Listings – Week of September 15-21
(Note: These are PROJECTIONS and all games are officially to be announced!)
Thursday, September 17
Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns, 8:20 PM, NFL Network
Sunday, September 20
Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00 PM, FOX
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans, 1:00 PM, CBS
Baltimore Ravens @ Houston Texans, 4:25 PM, CBS
New England Patriots @ Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 PM, NBC
Monday, September 21
New Orleans Saints @ Las Vegas Raiders, 8:15 PM, ESPN