February 21, 2011
The 2011 version of ESPN the Weekend will be held March 4-6, 2011, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – featuring world-class athletes and all your favorite ESPN personalities. Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods and hosted by “Mike & Mike in the Morning” stars Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg, ESPN The Weekend will include motorcades, conversations with ESPN and sports celebrities, behind-the-scenes looks at ESPN shows, an interactive sports area and live onsite telecasts. Other ESPN personalities scheduled to appear at the fan fest include Colin Cowherd, Ron Jaworski, Nomar Garciaparra and Urban Meyer, along with sports stars such as Chad Ochocinco, Larry Fitzgerald, Mariano Rivera, Julius “Dr. J” Erving and Cal Ripken, Jr. The complete list of ESPN personalities and sports celebrities expected to attend is detailed at www.espntheweekend.com (Click on Who’s Coming). New for this year’s event, a handful of the sports world’s most popular mascots will be visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios, including the Phillie Phanatic (Philadelphia Phillies), Albert E. Gator (Univ. of Florida), the Penn State Nittany Lion, the Oregon Duck, Stuff the Magic Dragon (Orlando Magic) and Captain Fear the Buccaneer (Tampa Bay Buccaneers). Again this year, the event stretches to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, as the 220-acre sports venue hosts ESPN Radio broadcasts of “Mike & Mike in the Morning,” “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd, and a trio of Atlanta Braves Spring Training games at Champion Stadium (March 3-5).