Behind The Scenes

MNF by the numbers

ESPN’s Monday Night Football crew pictured in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, Dec. 19.

Monday Night Football completed its 42nd season as an ESPN/ABC franchise in December.

The MNF team commemorated another successful year together with the photo above. As you’ll see by the statistics below, each telecast involves plenty of people power and hardware.

Said VP Production and Coordinating Producer Jay Rothman: “It is an honor and privilege for all of our MNF team to represent ESPN and Disney on this very important property. There are so many people in so many departments that have a significant impact on our success. I hope that those not present in this photo take great pride in that. A huge thanks and note of appreciation to all that touch the MNF property.”

Said Coordinating Director Chip Dean: “The women and men of Monday Night Football give their heart and soul each and every week to present the best telecast possible. We take great pride in being a part of the legacy of the longest running sports series in television history.”

Monday Night Football’s 42nd season by the numbers:

Total road miles: 25,494 (pre-season and regular season)
Total regular season road miles: 22,020
Shortest road trip: 187 miles (NY Giants to Baltimore)
Longest road trip: 3,067 miles (Jacksonville to Seattle)
Total weight in pounds for one game truck: 80,000
Number of MNF trucks at each game site: 11
Length of cable run each week: 25,000-35,000 feet


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