Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Helps Reveal NBCUniversal Orlando’s Tech Campus Redesign, Celebrating Artistic Ties To ‘The City Beautiful’

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer (right) joins NBC Sports Next & Fandango President Will McIntosh (left) and Executive Vice President Jerramy Hainline to unveil original artwork commissioned by NBCUniversal for its Orlando-campus employees to connect them with “The City Beautiful.”

ORLANDO – The unveiling took place as part of a May 15 open house to showcase the new headquarters for NBCUniversal in Orlando, located at the former site of the GOLF Channel studios near Sand Lake and Kirkman roads. More than 60 community and business leaders, city officials and other invited guests were in attendance to learn about the transformation of its campus from its GOLF Channel roots to a leading sports and entertainment technology hub – now one of Orlando’s largest tech employers representing brands like GolfNow, Fandango, SportsEngine and GolfPass.

“This marks a milestone in our commitment to innovation and collaboration,” said Will McIntosh, president, Fandango & NBC Sports Next. McIntosh leads a NBCUniversal division representing the digital brands that connect people to their passions in sports and entertainment.

“We are thrilled to showcase our transformative workplace alongside the vibrant culture of Orlando, and as we look to the future, we are excited to build upon this momentum and further strengthen our bonds with the city.”

Of the more than 400 employees at the Orlando hub, 50 percent are working tech professionals, including software engineers, designers, developers and tech support.

The event also provided the NBCUniversal Orlando office a chance to showcase an interior design make-over, including multiple murals by local artists whose work can be seen on buildings and other locations around Orlando. The Orlando connection drives the décor, with all conference rooms named for neighborhoods and landmarks, like Lake Eola, College Park, Lake Ivanhoe, Bay Hill, and others. Each space has floor-to-ceiling photos depicting these neighborhood scenes. There’s also the Bounce House, a 300-seat meeting space with tiered seating – and a nod to the University of Central Florida’s football stadium.

An art installment near the building entrance features a collage of Orlando landmarks inside large NBCU letters, including the historic College Park Publix sign, the Orlando Eye, Orlando City Hall, T.G. Lee Dairy, and more.