It would be hard to deny that e-sports are becoming a huge phenomenon right now. The telecommunications conglomerate Comcast has certainly noticed, announcing that they will be spending $50 million to create the first video gaming arena in the United States.
The arena will be in the southern part of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, appropriate enough since Comcast is headquartered in the Pennsylvanian city. The complex will stretch across 47 acres and will boast 3,500 seats. It will sit near several other venues, like Xfinity Live!, which is also affiliated with Comcast.
Although the main purpose of the arena is said to be for esports–Reddit users were quick to point out that Comcast owns an Overwatch team–it is meant to become a “major east coast hub for gaming events” and host varied events like concerts and TED Talks.
Although the ground is being broken during the summer, there is no estimated time of completion right now.