The inaugural Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports Awards is just about ready to get the show going. But before Thursday’s live telecast, TheWrap has the exclusive first look at the event’s epic stage.
“We wanted the stage to be big, bright, exciting and really get the fans as close to the action as possible,” production designer Baz Halpin told TheWrap. “We took some inspiration for the environment from many features of various stadia and sporting venues around the world, as well as many of the sports that are being featured within the show.”
To accommodate the night’s many stunts, games and challenges, the set has plenty of areas built to stage them. Plus, there are countless ways in which slime will be delivered.
“Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports awards is going to be one of the wildest, loudest and slimiest shows ever,” Halpin said. “The stage is huge and the slime can come from everywhere. The slime is so well hidden that even we forget, sometimes, where it is. So, you have to watch your back!”
Hosted by Michael Strahan on Thursday, July 17, 8 p.m. (ET/PT), the show’s performers include Pharrell Williams and Florida Georgia Line. Will Arnett, Megan Fox, Nick Cannon, Landon Donovan, Metta World Peace, and Anna Faris are among the night’s many presenters.
See TheWrap’s first look photo at the stage above. And watch a video of its setup below: