The studios for Fox Sports North and Fox Sports Wisconsin had been located across the river of downtown Minneapolis. They now have a new home in downtown Minneapolis, and it’s within walking distance to two Minnesota sports teams homes, Target Center and Target Field. A great location for them in order to be “close to the action”.
The new space itself is a city block long in length, stretching from Hennepin Ave to LaSalle Ave, with windows facing out onto 8th Street. In fact, they have a great view of the new rooftop Union restaurant that just opened across the street. Located on the 2nd floor of the LaSalle Plaza building, they expect to have a good deal of foot traffic passing by their new location. But will they take advantage of that? You better believe it!
Located on the North side of their new space, along Hennepin Ave on the 2nd floor, people walking through the skyway will be able to watch “LIVE” production as it happens, in their Studio B. The green-screen studio has a public viewing area, so when it’s being used for “LIVE” or taped programming, the public will be able to watch it as it happens. But the connection with the public doesn’t end there.
On the South side of the new space, there is an open area that includes a LARGE screen for skyway travelers to watch FSN programming, as well as being able to watch “LIVE” programming from Studio A as it happens. You might get to see Tom Hanneman or Kevin Gorg in studio, with local Minnesota sports stars being interviewed about a recent game they played in and also being asked about how their season is going so far. All of this allows Minnesotans to get an up-close feel for what’s going on in Minnesota sports.
All of this adds up to a great experience for the true sports fan. Who doesn’t want to hear more about the Vikings, Twins, Wild, Timberwolves and Gopher sports teams, and at the same time, make a greater connection with the network that bring many of those teams games and interviews right into your home? This new location will provide fans with more access to what they want to know about their favorite teams, and the personalities that provide that to them. Do you want to know more? How about an “Inside” view of what goes on behind the doors and walls of the studio?
Be sure then to watch the video below to see what makes all of the shows that you watch at home on Fox Sports North or Fox Sports Wisconsin, possible.