ESPN Monday Night Football at MetLife Stadium
Producer Jay Rothman and director Chip Dean like to refer to Monday Night Football as “a traveling circus.” On Oct. 8, ESPN’s “Big Top” rolled into MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey for a matchup between the Houston Texans and New York Jets.
This season features a bevy of new technological enhancements and changes that give Monday Night Football a sleeker look than ever. In addition to moving to Sony HDC-2500 cameras across the entire show, ESPN has added Spidercam, the four-point aerial camera system that can be piloted along an X, Y, and Z axis, and two NAC Hi-Motion II ultra-high-speed cameras (rented from Fletcher). After a short hiatus, ESPN also brought back two robotic goalpost cameras.
Sports Video Group was on hand at the Meadowlands to take in all of what goes on behind-the-scenes and on-the-field during a Monday Night Football telecast.
For more on the production of this season ESPN Monday Night Football, check out our season preview.