A special event will be held this morning at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. headquarters to mark the ceremonial opening of the company’s 194,000 square foot, five-studio media facility, Digital Center 2. ESPN3 will air the event – including a special first look at the studio that will soon be the new home of SportsCenter – beginning at 10:45 a.m. ET. (Select portions of this Thursday’s #SCMediaDay will also air on ESPN3, beginning at 11:15 a.m.)
Scheduled to be on hand for today’s “Fiber Cutting” (replacing the traditional ribbon cutting with some of the 1,100 miles of fiber optic cable used in the building) are Connecticut governor, Dan Malloy; ESPN President John Skipper, Congressman John Larson (D-CT) and emcee for the event, SportsCenter anchor Sara Walsh. She recently agreed to a long-term extension with the network.
DC-2 will not only be home to SportsCenter, it will also make room later this summer for all of ESPN’s NFL studio programming, including including Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, NFL Live, NFL Insiders and NFL PrimeTime.
And now some of what you may have missed over the weekend:
1. Mark Jackson returned to a familiar spot on Sunday.
— Greg Jennings (@GregJennings) May 18, 2014
Lebron shows Mark Jackson respect https://t.co/sYGPZqAi2U
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) May 18, 2014
Weird hearing Mark Jackson doing games again, but normal at the same time..#nba
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) May 18, 2014
— Wally Szczerbiak (@wallyball) May 18, 2014
— Ryan Barrett (@Harbsy33) May 16, 2014
— Josh Krulewitz (@jksports) May 16, 2014
If she watches Sunday Night Baseball with you, then she's a keeper.
— Baseball Legacy™ (@BaseballLegacy_) May 19, 2014
LOVED John Kruk calling out Victorino and Ortiz for not hustling. Wish our "Manager of the Year" would do the same.
— Phil Davidson (@PhilDavidson31) May 19, 2014
Good off day in RI. Our friends at ESPN will handle things tonight. Best to my colleagues Dan Shulman and John Kruk. pic.twitter.com/cVij0K0PtJ
— Don Orsillo (@DonOrsillo) May 18, 2014
— Candice Hare (@chare889) May 18, 2014
— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) May 18, 2014
— Nate Tice (@Nate_Tice) May 18, 2014
That was a hell of an @ESPNMcGee piece on Outside the Lines just now on NASCAR owner Felix Sabates and fleeing Cuba after Castro took over
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) May 18, 2014
— Perry Landers (@perrylanders) May 17, 2014
— Jessica Smith (@WarJessEagle) May 18, 2014
— Imus in the Morning (@TheImusShow) May 16, 2014
— Nick (@IronCity17) May 17, 2014
Channel hopping all this Great Softball espn2 espnu
— Lets Play Ball (@iLetsPlayBall) May 19, 2014
— Liam Traynor (@sledhockeyboy) May 18, 2014
— Leah O'Brien-Amico (@leah20usa) May 17, 2014