ESPN Plans Super Bowl Blowout

NEW YORK ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic and ESPNews will provide more than 70 hours of NFL Super Bowl coverage from Jan. 30 through Feb. 7, the cable sports network said.

That coverage is in addition to ESPN’s daily SportsCenter shows.

ESPN’s primary host position will be in Friendship Park, across the river from Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., site of the Feb. 6 Super Bowl.

ESPN2’s live, weekday morning show, Cold Pizza, will also present Super Bowl week coverage from the NFL Experience compound in Jacksonville beginning on Thursday, Feb. 3.

Meanwhile, ESPN Radio will broadcast live from Florida between Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, and ESPN The Magazine will host “The Next Big Weekend,” a fan celebration in Jacksonville, from Feb. 3-6.

ESPN Deportes will also have a team in and around the game site all week, and “ESPN: The Truck,” a 53-foot exhibit, will be at JEA Park in Jacksonville, Jan. 29 through game day.

ESPN is based in Bristol, Conn.