After months of discussion and planning, Full Sail recently unveiled its new on-campus Sports Lab before a crowd of students, faculty, and special guests – including representatives from ESPN, who have signed on as collaborators in this new endeavor for the school.
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Full Sail President Garry Jones took the stage to kick off the morning event, and he was joined by Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Commissioner Bill Segal, and Anthony Bailey, Vice President, Emerging Technology at ESPN.
The research and development center will act as a hub for students, faculty, and ESPN employees to work on usable content and technologies that can be used across ESPN’s properties, including its websites, television programs, mobile applications, and more. Complementing the current ESPN Innovation Lab located at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World, the Full Sail University Sports Lab will be ESPN’s first and only sports technology lab at any Florida college or university.
After unveiling the outdoor sign for the Sports Lab, the building was open for walk-through tours multiple times throughout the day. This new campus addition comes on the heels of the announcement of Full Sail University’s new online Sports Marketing and Media Bachelor of Science degree program.