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Today Comcast Corp. has revealed that they are planning on creating a $50 million arena in Philadelphia to be used specifically for eSports. The Fusion Arena will boast 3,500 seats in the venue, as well as offering training facilities and more for players.
What’s more, there will also be over 2,000 square feet of LED screens, which will allow fans to check out their favourite players in action. The venue will be located in downtown Philadelphia, and will be in and around where the city’s pro sports teams are situated. Chief executive of Comcast Spectacor, Dave Scott, stated that the arena is “Beyond competitive gaming, it’s a stunning facility that will host a wide array of events,” whilst lead architect Brian Mirakia added that the environment is something “that’s never existed before.”
It certainly does look to be something completely innovative when hearing further details of the venue itself and what it entails. There will be 10 sky boxes which will be equipped with screens for those watching, allowing them choose how they watch event unfold. The club seats meanwhile will also feature USB ports, which will bring high-speed internet access.
The venue is set to open in a couple of years’ time in January 2021.