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    Duel on the Airwaves

    In a rare television occasion, Saturday’s ASU-Arizona football game will be televised live on two networks: ESPN and FSN Arizona.

    The big game, which holds ASU’s bowl berth implications, is slated to kick off at 6 p.m. from Arizona Stadium and projected to sell out a crowd of more than 57,400 fans.

    In anticipation of this season’s Duel in the Desert, FSN Arizona’s production cast has assembled a small army of workers and resources to bring the game live to both Phoenix and Tucson markets.

    Broadcasters Dave Sitton and Lincoln Kennedy will cover the game’s commentary, accompanied by Jody Jackson and Sean Mooney as respective in-game sideline reporters.

    ? Number of people working on production: 54
    ? Cameras: 7 (2 up high on west side of stadium; 1 low end zone; 2 on the sidelines, 1 in the announcer’s booth, 1 jib camera on field, southwest corner)
    ? Cable inside Arizona Stadium: 9,500 feet in length, 4,500 feet of triax (cable for cameras) and 5,000 feet of coax (video cable)
    ? Hours to set up: 10 hours on Friday (9 a.m. – 7 p.m.); another 8 hours on Saturday with the crew call set for 9:30 a.m.
    ? Break-down time: 2-3 hours after the post-game show ends
    ? Game announcers: 2
    ? Sideline reporters: 2
    ? Pre/Post-game show hosts: 3
    ? Pre-game meals: 50 meals for production crew catered by UA catering
    ? Production truck: 1, 40-foot long
    ? Modular trailer: 1, 8 feet x 20 feet
    ? Equipment van: 1
    ? Hours of gameday coverage: 4
    ? ASU and UA games televised on FOX Sports Arizona this season: 11

    Here’s what it takes to broadcast the state’s biggest football rivalry on FSN Arizona:

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