The City of Arlington and Esports Venues, LLC, plan to invest $10 million into the Arlington Convention Center to transform it into Esports Stadium Arlington. The 100,000-square-foot space, created in collaboration with Populous, will be the largest and most flexible esports-specific stadium in the country.
Esports Stadium Arlington will cater to a wide variety of audiences and event types. It will feature a major competition event space, gaming, retail and social spaces, VIP hospitality, a broadcast studio, and team training areas.
By transforming previously underutilized space of the Arlington Convention Center, Esports Stadium Arlington also showcases the adaptive re-use potential of esports. This innovative transformation of space is also comparatively inexpensive and more efficient than new construction.
In 2017, the global esports market was valued at nearly $493 million. By 2020, esports is estimated to be a $1.5 billion industry.