‘Baseball Tonight’ hits the field with new set

ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” is moving to a new set tonight.

The new set, which covers some 5,000 square feet, has a design inspired by classic baseball stadiums, complete with faux steel girders and frameworks, a simulated pitching mound, home plate and dugout. In that sense, the set has some similarities to the MLB Network’s main set that was built in the former MSNBC facility in Secaucus, N.J.

No other ESPN studio this large is devoted to coverage of a single sport, according to the network.

The set boasts 19 40-inch and seven 70-inch monitors, each of which can be fed with an individual feed. In addition, two LED strips measuring eight by 12 feet can be used to display stats, graphics and video. The set also includes multiple rear projection screens.

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