Major sports leagues offering fans free access to streaming services

By: JD Hurd II
| Published 03/26/2020


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Sports fans everywhere are still adjusting to the sudden stoppage of all of our favorite leagues. Social distancing without sports has resulted in more time to play video games, stream shows and movies, and participate in goofy internet challenges, but nothing beats watching your favorite teams in action. In an attempt to hold us over until sports are able to restart, many leagues are offering free access to their streaming services. So, put your favorite jersey, get comfortable, and re-watch some of the best games from yesteryear.


Today was supposed to be Opening Day 2020. Sadly, the start of this year’s Major League Baseball season will have to wait, but you can still get your baseball fix today by reliving past seasons. Along with many networks and MLB social media accounts replaying the best games and moments, baseball fans can sign up for free access to the 2018 and 2019 MLB archives for a limited time. ONLINE LINK

NBA League Pass

Miss seeing stars like Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo light up the league nightly? Get your hoops fix with all of the games of the 2019-2020 season, as well as, classic NBA games for free until April 22. ONLINE LINK


Hockey season has also been checked hard into the boards by the coronavirus outbreak. The NHL is keeping its fans entertained by offering free access to all of the 2019-2020 games. The offer lasts until April 30. ONLINE LINK

NFL Game Pass

As of now, the only NFL event affected by COVID-19 is the 2020 NFL Draft, but obviously as we get closer to the start of the NFL season, things could change. Nevertheless, the league is still giving fans free access to every NFL game from 2009 through 2019. Football fans can also check out NFL Original Shows for free on Game Pass. ONLINE LINK

PGA Tour Live

If social distancing is interfering with your tee times, check out PGA Tour events from 2018, 2019, and 2020. PGA Tour Live is free through May 17. ONLINE LINK

WWE Network

For the wrestling fans, the sports entertainment business isn’t completely shut down yet. Promotions like WWE are still running live and taped shows in empty arenas. If you’re missing the electricity of thousands of fans going crazy for their favorite superstars, re-live all the biggest moments for free on WWE Network. Fans can go back and watch the countless wars between The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, or WrestleMania classics like Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker. Fans even have access to current day PPVs and shows like NXT TakeOvers and recent RAW and SmackDown episodes. ONLINE LINK

No matter what sport you’re into, fans have options to stay entertained while staying home and flattening the curve. Don’t forget to check out Woodlands Online Sports on-demand as well!

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