ESPN's Los Angeles Studio Debuts

Amid expectations of more coverage for West Coast games and events, ESPN is officially opening its 12,300-square-foot studio today in the middle of LA Live, the entertainment complex across the street from Staples Center.

The national sports cable network, which reaches 98 million viewers, will broadcast its first 10 p.m. "SportsCenter" from the new studio tonight. SportsCenter anchors Neil Everett and Stan Verrett will be located in Los Angeles, with Stuart Scott making occasional appearances on the broadcast, including for the opener.

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