ESPN Deportes to make Rio’s Clube dos Marimbás its Home during 2014 FIFA World Cup.

ESPN has chosen Rio de Janeiro’s Clube dos Marimbás, a popular members-only sailing club on the southern tip of Copacabana Beach, as its production headquarters for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. 
ESPN will build two studios – one for ESPN Deportes’ game-around-the-game programming, and the other, a multi-purpose studio for ESPN’s English-language U.S. networks.  Both will be located on a temporary structure adjoining the club’s third floor and above its boatyard.  The sprawling seven-mile Copacabana is the most-popular beach in the world and its scenic skyline will serve as the backdrop throughout ESPN Deportes’ month-long presentation of the quadrennial event.  The third floor of Clube dos Marimbás will be transformed into ESPN’s global production headquarters for Brazil 2014.
ESPN Deportes’ game-around-the-game programming originating from site will include a daily edition of the global soccer show Fuera de Juego, the popular Futbol Picante, and Cronometro. In addition, there will be special segments and reports originating from the set across the network’s studio programming including SportsCenter, Los Capitanes, Jorge Ramos y Su Banda, Raza Deportiva, Cronómetro, #Redes, Nación ESPN and ESPN FC.
“We selected Clube dos Marimbás as our production headquarters for the World Cup presentation because of the scenic backdrop the Copacabana Beach will deliver during our coverage,” said Rodolfo Martinez, vice president of production for ESPN Deportes and ESPN International. “We want to engage our audience in the atmosphere and culture of Brazil while providing our comprehensive editorial coverage of the event.”

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