Stadium Opens New Studio, Base of Operations In New United Center Addition
Stadium, a 24/7 all-platform sports network, officially unveiled its new studio and expanded office space in the atrium at Chicago’s United Center this week. Positioned in a visually prominent area of the arena and event space, the new Stadium studio gives United Center visitors from across the world a direct view into the workings of the network.
Built with the flexibility to transition between a polished news desk setting and a more casual interview lounge for conversations with on-set visitors, the new studio marks another step in Stadium’s programming and production evolution. The set is customizable and adaptable to accommodate a wide range of show formats in addition to news programming. Stadium plans to create more than 1,000 hours of live, original studio programming from the new space in its first year, in addition to its live and classic games and other programming initiatives.
“As the only national sports network originating from the Midwest, we’re extremely excited with the quality, location, and visibility of our new home,” says Jason Coyle, CEO of Stadium. “The location embeds Stadium in the middle of the action and further reinforces our unique perspective on the national conversation.”
“The United Center is a first-class operation in every conceivable way, and we are honored to be part of it,” Coyle says. “We are grateful to the United Center staff for their professionalism and courtesy displayed throughout this process.”
In addition to the new studio, Stadium has opened its new office space in the facility, specially designed to serve the needs of a network built for the current media landscape. The facility houses Stadium’s master control operation and integrated control rooms servicing both the live studio and live events operations, as well as an open, collaborative work space environment that spans the facility’s eastern end, offering dramatic views of the Chicago skyline.