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Last week, the City of Arlington, Texas announced plans to collaborate with Populous in transforming the city’s convention center into North America’s first Esports Stadium. This 100,000-square-foot venue will be designed to draw in both competitive players and fans from around the world, and create the most immersive experience in the live esports market. The design of the stadium will be flexible in order to house a wide variety of esports events. Not only will it feature a major competition arena, but also gaming, retail, and social spaces, VIP areas, a broadcast studio, and training areas for competing teams. “This esports stadium will transform the Arlington Convention Center and position the city as the epicenter for esports in the heart of North America,” said Brian Mirakian, senior principal at Populous. “Esports fans will encounter a live experience unlike any other, by way of space for up to 1,000 spectators, VIP amenities and year-round event potential.” View more View full description
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