The Sporting House bar at New York New York closed down this week with announcement that the 16,000 square foot space will be taken over by two restaurants the Shake Shack and Tom’s Urban by the end of the year most likely in December. The Sporting House space was known to many as the former ESPN Zone which was at the location for many years and was a good place to watch sports with its 130 high definition television, two of which had 16 foot screens. It seems strange for the bar to close down with playoffs going on and the World Cup just starting but Las Vegas is not short of bars to take up the slack.