The Pac-12 Network is supposed to be the next huge step that will bridge the conference from one age to the next, and helps pioneer the college conference into the 21st century. It'll broadcast all the remaining college football and basketball games not covered by the network, plus will host an array of Olympic sports that were never ever covered on the old contract.
And it'll be housed right in the Bay Area! The Pac-12 Network will be based in San Francisco in the same house where Comcast Sports Net Bay Area's headquarters are currently located. It'll be a great central spot for the conference to execute their gameplan of distributing the best of the Pac to the entire nation.
They'll be breaking ground on the site next Tuesday with help of a special guest. Find out how, when and where after the jump.
WHO: Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, Pac-12 Enterprises President Gary Stevenson, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Kilroy Realty Corporation President and CEO John Kilroy, Former Pac-12 Athletes Jennifer Azzi (Stanford women’s basketball), Ronnie Lott (USC football), Marshawn Lynch (Cal football), Kim Oden (Stanford women’s volleyball), JT Snow (Arizona baseball) and Cal Women’s Swimming Coach and U.S. Olympic Swimming Coach Teri McKeever WHAT: Will begin the construction of the Pac-12 Studios by putting up the first wall in Studio 1 and doing demolition work on another wall. MATT Construction is the General Contractor, HLW is the architect and Diversified Systems is the Integrator. WHY: The Pac-12 Studios will be home to the Pac-12 Network and the Pac-12 Digital Network. The Pac-12 Network will showcase 850 live Pac-12 sporting events each year as well as original studio programming. It is scheduled to launch in August, 2012. WHEN: Monday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. WHERE: 370 Third Street, Third Floor San Francisco, CA 94107
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