Serving the Vikings Entertainment Network, the studio was built as part of the TCO Performance Center, a state of the art practice facility & interactive experience for the players & fans of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. Senior Lighting Designer, Mike Grabowski designed the new eye-popping studio which opened in May.
The TCO Studio has four areas: a traditional anchor desk, an informal area with lounge chairs for intimate conversations, and two stand-up positions. The first standup has an 86” touchscreen to help breakdown plays and allow the reporter to visually interact with the game while the second one has three slim vertical video screens. There is even an acoustic wall that can lift away and open up for a 170-seat live audience used for The Vikings Gameplan. Grabowski’s lighting design and LED system allows for a flexible studio that can facilitate even non-Vikings programming