Pac-12 Conference Relocates Production Studio to San Ramon, Signs Lease with Bishop Ranch

Pac-12 Conference, San Ramon, San Francisco, Bay Area, Bishop Ranch

By Kate Snyder

The Pac-12 Conference announced the relocation of its San Francisco production studio to San Ramon, according to information from the organization. The Conference, a leader in collegiate athletics that is made up of 12 of the most prestigious universities in the world, signed a new lease with Bishop Ranch, a 600-acre mixed-use community with a range of Class A workplaces, selected retail, services, food and beverage and a vast property to explore with new residences currently underway.

The new 42,000 square foot space will be at BR15, which is located at several addresses from 12647 to 12677 Alcosta Blvd. and totals 333,255 square feet, according to LoopNet. Pac-12 is slated to move in during the coming summer. The studio will focus on live sports content with the cutting-edge production technology planned for the facility. Pac-12 is scheduled to produce more than 850 live events annually in addition to studio and shoulder programming. The office is expected to welcome more than 100 staffers and freelancers on busy game days.

Bishop Ranch will be the new home to Pac-12’s broadcast and content production facility along with flexible workspace and meeting rooms for in-person meetings and events.

Last year, Pac-12 announced plans to forego permanent headquarters and shift to a remote work environment for staff not directly tied to producing live events. At the time, the group released information stating that it would continue to support and invest in its broadcast and content production, which included relocating to a new production facility after the end of the Conference’s current lease in 2023.

That decision was approved unanimously by the Pac-12 Board of Directors and is designed to provide staff with the benefits of work flexibility while also envisioning regular opportunities for employees to come together in person, including at Pac-12 campuses to foster greater collaboration with member universities.

“The Pac-12 is committed to best supporting our employees by providing a work environment that accommodates today’s modern world and gives our employees maximum flexibility to live and work where they want, while still fostering collaboration among staff and our valued member institutions,” Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff said at the time of last year’s announcement. “We are also committed to ongoing best-in-class production of Pac-12 events. We are excited for what this new remote and flexible work environment can do to support our employees, and for the new ways it will allow for us to reinvest in our member universities so that they can best support student-athletes.”

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