NextVR, the company known for its live VR broadcasts in sports and entertainment, is getting ready to bring the Liverpool FC vs. Sporting Club of Portugal friendly match to US-based Oculus Go & Gear VR users this week.
The pre-season friendly is taking place at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, July 24th at 8:00 PM ET (local time here).
NextVR is positioning a total of eight VR cameras along the pitch and throughout Yankee Stadium so fans can get a wide range of viewing angles. The company is also pipping in dedicated announcers for pre-game, play-by-play, halftime analysis, and match recap.
Despite supporting nearly all VR platforms (besides Oculus Quest), NextVR is only allowing US-based fans to watch the match via Oculus Go/Gear VR—through either the NextVR app for solo viewing, or for group viewing on the Oculus Venues app.
It is admittedly only a friendly match, so if you fit somewhere in that caveat-laden Venn diagram, you may get a few hours of enjoyment out of the free showing.
Check out NextVR’s full schedule for more live sports and entertainment, which has previously included broadcasts such as concerts from Live Nation, games from the NBA and NHL, standup comedy from Gotham Comedy Club, and International Champions Cup football.