New Orleans is the media capital of the world. ESPN took over a whole block right in the heart of the French Quarter for Super Bowl 47.
"It's pretty awesome"said fan Mike Davis.
Davis got into town Thursday, and the ESPN complex was one of the first things he noticed. It's hard to miss the hub that will host over 120 hours of live radio and television leading up to the game. There are five different sets.
They even have their own football field, a field they let Good Morning America borrow Thursday morning.
Josh Elliot, one of the hosts of Good Morning America said," If you're gonna have a sister station, ESPN is the best you can do on a sports week like this."
Trent Dillfer, who led the Ravens to their first Super Bowl as quarterback, has been broadcasting from the ESPN complex all week.
"It's great environment for the fans," Dilfer said. "It has such an energy of the whole experience, and I think that comes through on the air."
Raven fans here for the game love the outdoor sets. They say it allows them to easily see and feel like a part of their favorite ESPN shows and coverage of Ravens Nation.
" My husband made me get up at six o'clock in the morning to come down here to see "Mike and Mike in the Morning," a fan said in passing. "It adds to the ambiance of the Super Bowl. There are a lot of Ravens fans here. I love it."
It took technicians about a month to build all the sets at the complex. Monday they will start tearing it down, and that will take just a couple of days.