Skip to main content

Report: Fox Sports North is becoming Bally Sports North

The rebranding will reportedly happen prior to the start of the MLB season.
YouTube TV, FSN

The naming rights to Sinclair Broadcasting's regional sports network have been sold to Bally's, meaning Fox Sports North will soon become Bally Sports North, according to a report from John Ourand of Sports Business Journal. 

Ourand says Sinclair will announce the rebranding on Wednesday, noting that the switch will take place sometime before the start of the MLB season. Ourand adds that Sinclair has been focused on pursuing "gambling-related services around live sports" on its regional sports network, which is where the Bally's connection is made. 

Bally's has casinos in 10 states but is arguably best known for its location on the Las Vegas strip, where it was formerly known as the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. 

The New York Post reported late last year that Sinclair and Bally's have a goal of allowing viewers to be able to bet on games directly from their TV. Sports gambling has not been legalized in Minnesota, but lawmakers again plan to introduce a bill that would allow it

The goal, sources said, is for viewers to eventually be able to bet on games using a Bally’s online gaming tool directly from their TVs.

The rebranding from Fox Sports to Bally won't make it any easier for cord cutters to get the channel, as Sinclair has not announced any new deals to bring the regional sports networks, including FSN, back to Hulu Live, YouTube TV or Fubo TV. 

FSN is home to the Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves, Wild, Lynx and United. 

Latest forecast from Novak Weather

Next Up

Hennepin County Medical Center, HCMC

Driver, 83, killed in collision with semi-truck in Northfield

The Northfield man died at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Taco Bell

Impatient driver who fatally struck woman outside Taco Bell sentenced

Tammy Renae Olson was sentenced to four years in prison.

bmw-g1a1c50760_1280

Police: Teens 'careen recklessly' in stolen BMW, Mercedes in north metro

They ended up crashing the stolen vehicles, with two arrested and two others on the run.

fire truck

Fire table sparks blaze at Edina home

The fire remains under investigation, but fire officials believe it was accidental.

money hundred dollar bills

Charges: California woman embezzled over $1M from MN employer

Mai Xiong faces several federal charges in the case.

Hsa Law Yaw Say

Shot woman who sparked appeal found injured at Twin Cities hotel

Authorities began searching for Hsa Say early Monday morning.

image

Development may bring changes to Stonebrooke Golf Club in 2023

The popular southwest metro golf course offers scenic views of O'Dowd Lake.

image

Homeowners alert DNR to grouse hunting complaints in Northland

Some hunters are allegedly shooting directly in front of houses.

STPTeensChildTortureRCJ

Charges: Teen couple tortured children while babysitting in St. Paul

A doctor called this "the worst case of abuse he has seen in over 20 years."

Myth

New apartment proposal could spell the end for Myth Live

Myth Live in Maplewood has a spotty past with the surrounding community.

Hsa Law Yaw Say

Police trying to find woman, 18, who was shot at in St. Paul

Police are looking for help finding the woman.

image

Is an Amazon grocery store coming to Woodbury?

There's six rumored stores in the Twin Cities.

Related

YouTube TV, FSN

YouTube TV subscribers are again about to lose FOX Sports North

Contract negotiations have failed and the sports channel is set to disappear.

Screen Shot 2021-04-01 at 3.30.32 PM

$23 a month for Bally Sports North? It could happen, per report

There is a way to circumnavigate the system already ... but it's kind of naughty.

Screen Shot 2021-04-01 at 3.30.32 PM

Here's how Minnesota fans have reacted to Bally Sports North

The scoreboard appears to be a point of debate.