Over the past 30 years ESPN has revolutionized how we consume sports and now it's hard to remember a time that we didn't have a multiple 24-hour channels dedicated to sports.
But when the Worldwide Leader decided to get out of the restaurant business and close most of its ESPN Zone locations, Las Vegas tourists felt a void in their sports-loving hearts.
Luckily, the shuttered space turned into an ideal turn-key business.
The Sporting House now fills the space formerly known as ESPN Zone inside New York-New York. Sure, the logo is different (even if it's the same colors and a similar design) but not much else has changed and you won't hear any complaints.
Still standing is more than 130 TVs that fans count on to see every game in every league. The crowning point of the venue remains the Screening Room with its two 16-foot, high-definition screens and a dozen accompanying 36-inch TVs along with luxurious leather seating reminiscent of the most opulent stadium skyboxes.
Three private viewing rooms serve as the perfect headquarters for your next fantasy draft, complete with their own televisions for those who have graduated beyond old-school draft boards.
The bar on the main level still features the digital scoreboard where fans can catch of the score of the day's games.
Upstairs sits the All-Star Arcade where 10,000 square feet of interactive and sports-themed attractions await along with additional seating, another bar and, of course, plenty of TVs.
Sure, sports fans could have found other places to help pick up the slack without ESPN Zone, but there was no replacing the Las Vegas Strip's sports mecca. Instead, it was just given a new name and a few changes.
Why fix something that isn't broken?
-- Review by Justin Lawson