Monday, September 17, 2012

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Quick Facts


The complex incorporates the signature elements of ESPN for a one-of-a-kind experience that is designed to take youth sports to the next level and make athletes, coaches and fans feel as if they made it to the big time and on to ESPN.
  • The complex features a 20-zone audio system, 56 high-definition cameras (42 robotic, 10 handheld and four studio) and 40 high-definition video screens, including 3 jumbo screens, that can capture any competition at the complex and display live action, game highlights, player interviews and ESPN programming.
  • A new 2,500 square foot state-of-the-art Production Center with eight edit bays and uplinks to ESPN facilities in Bristol, Conn., New York and Los Angeles, provides competition footage to various ESPN media platforms such as ESPN, ESPNRISE.com and ESPN3.com.
  • The ESPN Innovation Lab, where new ground-breaking, on-air products are developed and tested utilizing the athletes and events taking place at the complex. Additionally, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex was recently designated as ESPN’s development hub for 3D telecast technology.
  • In the re-imaging of what is now the HP Field House, HP has incorporated its innovative technology throughout the complex highlighted by the HP Creation Center. Located inside the HP Field House, the high-tech retail location gives guests the opportunity to download, design and enhance commemorative event photos and images, then immediately produce and print them onsite.
  • HP Kiosks – Numerous HP kiosks featuring HP’s TouchSmart technology are placed throughout the complex that provide fans field assignments, schedule updates and the opportunity to create personalized avatars with one-click access to print, e-mail and share their designs with personalized messages or upload to Facebook.
  • A redesigned and renamed ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill, a sports-themed eatery with high-definition TV screens, live radio remote capabilities and a SportsCenter desk.
  • The PlayStation Pavilion features 17 PlayStation 3 systems, including a SingStar stage, and a collection of just-released sports-themed games and other titles.
  • The Welcome Center is an information hub for sports complex guests looking for sports event information as well as theme park information, dining reservation, golf tee times, etc.