FOX Sports thinks big for World Cup compound

FOX Sports’ began construction of its media headquarters for the company’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 coverage. The area is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre in Jack Poole Plaza. The television compound spans more than 7,500 square feet, housing offices, a control room and green room, and sits directly beneath the network’s state-of-the-art, custom-built set, which offers different looks for television: a main stage, a day lounge with a water backdrop, an evening lounge with a cityscape, and a soccer demo field. Tech will include: Two 84-inch touchscreens; 15 cameras highlighted by the “Super Techno 50” crane-cam which extends and retracts up to 50 feet at a speed of seven feet per second; a drone for unique aerial shots in and around the set; a retractable, motorized rain shield; and a large LED high resolution screen (21 x 11 feet) showing real-time game footage with custom information ticker

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