A major esports venue celebrated a milestone over the weekend, as the new Esports Stadium Arlington opened its doors on Saturday.
Billed as the largest dedicated esports facility in North America, the Texas-based venue is notable in several respects. It spans 100,000 square feet within the Arlington Convention Center, and can be planned to accommodate a range of 250 to 2,500 spectators.
During its planning process, the Esports Stadium Arlington became anticipated because of its sheer size and scope. On Saturday, it appeared that the hype was warranted, as a grand opening event left many to welcome the venue and discuss its potential to grow even more in the future. More from CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:
“Oh man, it’s majestic. It might as well be the ninth wonder of the world when you come to an event like this,” said fan Chris Lane….
“I’m super pumped. I’m just glad we’ve opened the doors. We’re getting people funneled in,” said Jonathon Oudthone, founder and president of NGAGE.
Oudthone helped set up the 10-year lease with Arlington for the stadium.
“My dream is to pack this house out every weekend, to expand and grow this venue to a 20 to 60,000 seating venue one day, so we can compete with the NFLs, the MLBs of the world,” said Oudthone.
Earlier this year, the Arlington City Council approved $10 million to complete the renovation that resulted in Esports Stadium Arlington.
Rendering courtesy Esports Stadium Arlington.