ESPN Wide World of Sports Relaunches Amid Much Fanfare

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by Debra Martin Koma AllEars.Net Senior Editor “We want to make you feel like you’ve made the big time.” Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Disney Sports Enterprises, and George Bodenheimer, president of ESPN, were just two of several speakers who repeated this mantra yesterday during the day-long relaunching of what was formerly known as … Continue reading "ESPN Wide World of Sports Relaunches Amid Much Fanfare"
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ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Expands Diversity of Events in 2010… and Beyond

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2010) – Already distinguished for its unparalleled diversity of sport, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has added an even wider variety of events in 2010 and beyond, highlighted by the debut of its first-ever Major League Gaming Pro Circuit tournament and the expansion of events that are part … Continue reading "ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Expands Diversity of Events in 2010… and Beyond"
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Harlem Globetrotters Join Forces with ESPN & Disney Sports

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Special Globetrotter Performance on ESPN2 This Friday Night Will Showcase Re-Launch of ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Three of the biggest names in sports and entertainment will come together this week when the Harlem Globetrotters join forces with ESPN and Disney Sports as part of the official re-launch … Continue reading "Harlem Globetrotters Join Forces with ESPN & Disney Sports"
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“ESPN Wide World of Sports” entrance sign installed at Disney Sports Complex in Florida – Jan. 28, 2010

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The 220-acre sports complex at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. has been rebranded by ESPN, and will officially relaunch Feb. 25, 2010 as “ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.” Pictured, the “E” of the ESPN logo is lowered into place on the complex’s entrance sign on Jan. 28, 2010. Disney’s multi-sport venue … Continue reading "“ESPN Wide World of Sports” entrance sign installed at Disney Sports Complex in Florida – Jan. 28, 2010"
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Two-time MLS Cup Champion Houston Dynamo Headline Inaugural Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic

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Pre-season tournament helps launch Re-imagined ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2010) – Four Major League Soccer clubs, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC, will compete in the inaugural Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic Feb. 25 and 27, 2010. The Walt Disney … Continue reading "Two-time MLS Cup Champion Houston Dynamo Headline Inaugural Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic"
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Disney Raises the Curtain on Rebranding Efforts at Disney’s Wide World of Sports

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 5, 2009 — Glimpsing into the future, Walt Disney World Resort today provided new details about ongoing efforts to re-imagine Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex with the ESPN brand. With an expected grand re-opening on February 25, several signature ESPN elements will be added throughout the 220-acre facility, providing … Continue reading "Disney Raises the Curtain on Rebranding Efforts at Disney’s Wide World of Sports"
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High-Tech Lab Provides Opportunity to Develop Progressive On-Air Elements for Fans

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2009) — The ESPN Innovation Lab officially opened today at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The Innovation Lab provides ESPN a real-world testing ground to continue developing new ground-breaking on-air products. “The ESPN Innovation Lab is an extension of ESPN’s commitment to being … Continue reading "High-Tech Lab Provides Opportunity to Develop Progressive On-Air Elements for Fans"
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