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ESPN Cleveland WKNR announces it will move its studios to the Flats East Bank

The broadcast studio and corporate offices will be moving to a new office build out in late 2021.

CLEVELAND — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video in the player above is from a previous, unrelated story.

ESPN Cleveland announced it will move its broadcast studios and corporate offices from downtown to the Flats East Bank.

The new office build out is expected to be finished in late 2021. The collaborative office space was designed and developed by architecture firm Vocon in coordination with Independence Construction. An additional ESPN Cleveland partner, Xtend Technologies, will lead the office technology portion of the build out. The new space is sponsored by Union Home Mortgage.

“We are extremely excited to be a part of the Flats redevelopment project. The visibility of our broadcast studio and offices will provide a great opportunity for partners to activate and for fans to be entertained,” said Sam Pines, Vice President of Good Karma Brands and Market Manager of ESPN Cleveland.

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“Fifteen years ago, we chose to expand into Cleveland because we believed in the passion of the sports fans and in an economic recovery for the region. The way we have been embraced by the fans and business community has exceeded our expectations, and we are so excited to make this investment in our future in Cleveland,” said Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Good Karma Brands, Craig Karmazin.

Construction is already underway on the new space, and the station anticipates moving in late 2021.

“We are thrilled to welcome ESPN Cleveland to the Flats family. Not only will visitors be able to enjoy live broadcasts from the ESPN studio on site, but the Flats will also benefit from compelling cross promotions throughout the year, bringing a new group of patrons to the restaurants, clubs, and attractions that make the Flats a unique venue. We are very excited for the winning combination of the best in broadcasting with the best in entertainment,” said Scott Wolstein, CEO of The Wolstein Group.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The video in the player below is from a previous story.