The Howard Hughes Corporation is excited to announce ESPN as the newest addition to the revitalization of the Seaport District. ESPN will occupy approximately 19,000-square-feet of space on the brand-new Pier 17. Their backdrop will offer breathtaking views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the East River.
According to Connor Schell, Executive Vice President, Content, ESPN, “The Seaport District production facility is a state-of-the-art content factory that will allow us to produce differentiated studio content for both television and digital,” From Pier 17 ESPN will broadcast radio, studio shows, news and social segments. Schell commented, “The flexible spaces, both indoor and outdoor, allow us to take advantage of all that New York City has to offer.”
David R. Weinreb, Chief Executive Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation, stated, "We are pleased to welcome ESPN as the latest addition to the Seaport District. They will bring a new dimension of entertainment to the neighborhood with live daily telecasts from Pier 17 in what I believe will become one of the most iconic studio spaces in the country. This is yet another sign of Lower Manhattan's evolution into a vibrant hub for the media, technology and creative sectors."
As more partnerships are announced, the Seaport District is pleased to take part in bringing innovative concepts to Lower Manhattan for residents, New Yorkers and the world to enjoy.