Bob Costa’s goes one on one with baseball legend Willie Mays for HBO Sports season debut of Costas NOW!

April 20, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
One of televisions most accomplished sports broadcasters Bob Costas interviewed baseball legend Willie Mays at Mays new East Bay Restaurant and Entertainment venue, Willie Mays Skybox Lounge. Bob was in town taping the season debut of his HBOSports flagship show, COSTAS NOW airing on HBO May 2nd. “This one hour show gives us the opportunity to treat serious topics with appropriate depth” says Costas. “Mays show will examine the homerun debate that is engulfing Major League Baseball today”.

“Willie Mays turns 75 next month and this show comes in perfect timing to pay tribute to one of baseballs true living legends” says Mindy Kreis, Director of Marketing for Willie Mays Skybox Lounge “it was a special treat to see Bob and Willie both candid and comfortable at Willie’s new venue and we look forward to airing the debut show on May 2nd.”

COSTAS NOW focuses on the fast-breaking, topical news stories that continually emerge in today's sports arena. Production elements include one-on-one interviews with sports figures in the news; a look at hot-button newsmaker issues; enterprising journalistic and feature stories; roundtable forums; essays and commentaries from Costas; and a sprinkling of humor and history.

Customers of Willie Mays Skybox Lounge can come in and enjoy a game and dinner, stay for Comedy, or relax on a plush couch and watch one of the many oversized televisions. The lounge will also be available for private parties, corporate events, and fundraisers.

Willie Mays Skybox Lounge is expected to open to the public May 1st, 2006 and is located in the “Old Brick Building’ at the Emeryville Public Market Place: 6005 Shellmound Street. For additional information, please contact: Mindy Kreis, Director of Marketing, Willie Mays Skybox Lounge. 925-743-8882.