Arlington Convention Center to Transform into Esports Venue


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.


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