Studio Set Overlooks Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge
ESPN has chosen Marina Green in San Francisco as its production headquarters for Super Bowl 50. From Wednesday, Feb. 3, through Sunday, Feb. 7, 45 hours of original content will originate from two outdoor stages and an adjacent demo field in the 74-acre waterfront expanse in the city’s Marina District.
Live daily editions of SportsCenter, NFL Insiders, NFL Live and a special three-hour Super Bowl edition of Postseason NFL Countdown are among the television shows that will air from Marina Green. Multiple ESPN Deportes and ESPN International shows will also be based in San Francisco during Super Bowl week, culminating with ESPN Deportes’ Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl 50.
Additionally, from Feb. 3-5, ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike and ESPN2’s First Take will originate from nearby Fort Mason – totaling an additional 18 hours of programming, while ESPN Radio’s Russillo & Kanell will broadcast live from the NFL Media Center’s Radio Row at the Moscone Center.
Chris Berman, Tedy Bruschi, Cris Carter, Trent Dilfer, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, Ron Jaworski, Keyshawn Johnson, Suzy Kolber, Ray Lewis, Steve Levy, Wendi Nix, Adam Schefter, Hannah Storm, Trey Wingo and Steve Young are among the many on-air commentators expected to be featured throughout the week, along with top guests from the world of sports and entertainment.
ESPN Deportes and ESPN’s International veteran team of NFL commentators will also be featured throughout the week reporting from San Francisco including Alvaro Martin, Super Bowl-winning kicker Raul Allegre, John Sutcliffe, Carlos Nava, Ciro Procuna, Eduardo Varela, Kary Correa, Mauricio Pedroza, Pablo Viruega, Roberto Garza, Sebastian Martinez Christensen and Sergio Dipp.
Program schedules will be released at a later date and all shows will be open for public viewing. ESPN’s set-up will begin January 29.
“With iconic landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, as our backdrop, Marina Green will provide the perfect setting and a constant reminder to football fans watching our shows that we are in the heart of San Francisco for Super Bowl week,” said Seth Markman, ESPN’s senior coordinating producer in charge of NFL studio shows and ESPN’s Super Bowl week coverage. “We are very appreciative of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl Host Committee for welcoming ESPN and helping us secure such an ideal location.”
In addition to the company’s television and radio production plans for Super Bowl, ESPN will host the invitation-only “ESPN The Party” on Friday, Feb. 5, at Fort Mason. Annually one of Super Bowl week’s most popular nightlife events, the performers and sponsors will be announced later this week.