This is SportsCenter, on steroids.
On Tuesday, the Worldwide Leader released a video showing what its new set will look like when it opens next year.
Let's just say what's on everyone's mind: That thing is massive.
While there is no way of knowing how the sheer magnitude and depth of the sets will translate to television, we are fairly optimistic about the new look.
Fortunately, it provides a bit more detail—at least more than a fake Mel Kiper sitting on what looks to be very comfortable digital chair—at its Storify feed at ESPN Front Row.
Here are a couple more images of the wonder that was presented Tuesday at the Best Buy Theatre in New York City.
Here is a look at Sage Steele unveiling the set, via Bill Hofheimer's Twitter.
The new set will feature in the upcoming Digital Center II, which will be opened in March 2014.
There, it states the new digs will include:
- 193,000 square feet
- 4 studios (including new home of SportsCenter)
- 6 production control rooms
From the looks of it, ESPN managed to go big while maintaining a sleek look throughout. Of course, it hopes to still be the go-to source for sports news on TV for many fans, even as Fox Sports 1 begins airing its programming later this year.
The network has spared no expense with a set that will dazzle the eyes and quite possibly drown its anchors in empty space. Sure, this doesn't change the sports world, breaking news or how we fashion our opinions either, but that doesn't mean we are any less intrigued.
You can now buy your 80-inch HD televisions accordingly.
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