The Howard Hughes Corporation announced that ESPN will occupy 19,000 s/f within its waterfront development at Pier 17, part of the company’s revitalization of the Seaport District.
The long-term lease has been executed with ESPN’s studio partner at the Seaport, NEP Studios.
The grand opening of the Pier 17 rooftop is scheduled for summer 2018.
Starting in spring 2018, ESPN will produce multiple studio shows from this location, as well as radio and social segments. The facility, offering views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and city skyline, will provide ESPN with an opportunity to create content within the studio, outside on the pier and on the rooftop venue.
“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,” said Connor Schell, Executive Vice President, Content, ESPN.
“The flexible spaces, both indoor and outdoor, allow us to take advantage of all that New York City has to offer,” said David R. Weinreb, CEO of The Howard Hughes Corporation.
“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.”