Ferri Lights Up New Studios for ESPN, MLB Network

Ferri Lighting Design & Associates was a big part of a big day of sports April 6, as its lighting was used in the new West Coast studio for ESPN’s SportsCenter in Los Angeles on the night of the NCAA Tournament championship game and in MLB Network’s new studios in Secaucus, NJ, on Major League Baseball’s Opening Day.

Lighting designer Bruce Ferri led the lighting-design team for ESPN’s new Los Angeles facility—located above the ESPN Zone restaurant in the LA Live entertainment complex across the street from the Staples Center and featuring two studios, three production-control rooms, two master-control rooms, eight edit suites, a music room, and a voiceover room totaling more than 12,300 square feet—along with FLDA associate LD Mick Smith and assistant LD Ben Pilat.

As for MLB Network, its two studios— Studio 3 and Studio 42, named in honor of Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson—total 15,200 square feet, and Ferri, Smith and Pilat worked with lead designer Bryan Higgason of Jack Morton/PDG.

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