ESPN broadcasts from Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl LII
As is typically the case, ESPN has a bevy of shows originating from U.S. Bank Stadium and venues around town.
“SportsCenter,” “First Take” and “NFL Live” are all broadcasting from IDS Center Crystal Court, ESPN’s production headquarters for Super Bowl LII, located in the heart of downtown.
Meanwhile, ESPN Radio programs such as “Golic and Wingo,’ “The Stephen A. Smith Show” and “The Michael Kay Show” have set up shop at the Hard Rock Café at Mall of America.
For the smaller radio productions at the mall, ESPN has enlisted a pop-up studio solution from Azzurro Group. Using PTZ cameras and a small switcher, the “studio in a box” eliminates the need for a large production truck on-site and sends the signal to Bristol via public internet, notes SVG.