If you are like me than the dream of being a professional gamers is something one strives for. While I used to do that back when Halo 3 was popular, I am no longer aspiring to be a top gamer. It is cool to see the heights that gaming has grown to. So it was exciting to me when I found out that there will be an eSports stadium being made.
Arlington, Texas is known for the the University of Texas at Arlington, the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys and the WNBA team Wings. The city however has its new sights set on a different kind of entertainment- Competitive gaming. They have recently announced plans to build a state-of-the-art eSports stadium. The eSports stadium will be 100,000 square feet, because in Texas, you go big or you go home. They are anticipating to open doors this fall in Arlington’s world-class Entertainment District.
“Being on the forefront of new ideas and setting trends is in our DNA and part of who we are as The American Dream City,” Williams said. “Esports Stadium Arlington will further cement our city’s status as a national and international tourist destination. Players and fans will come here for the tournaments and they’ll stay even longer to experience everything Arlington has to offer.”
On the official government website for the city of Arlington it reads:
By collaborating with award-winning sports and entertainment architecture firm Populous, the City of Arlington and Esports Venues, LLC, plans to invest $10 million into the Arlington Convention Center to transform it into a stadium that offers the most immersive spectator experience in the live esports event market.
Last year in 2017, the global esports market had a value of at $493 million. It is projected to grow by 2020. eSports at that time is estimated to be a $1.5 billion industry. So tell us Geek Impulse Fam, are you excited about this news? Did you know about this? Are you finally ready for things to be kicked up a notch Player One style for gaming? Let us know in the comments below.
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