An esports arena with 1,000 seating capacity will open this fall in Arlington, Texas, the City or Arlington announced Wednesday. The venue, called Esports Stadium Arlington, is being done
According to the press release, the 100,000 square-foot building is scheduled to open this fall, though no date was given. The city's proposed agreement with Esports Venues includes a 10-year lease with an option for a 10-year renewal. According to a news release, "
The most notable part of the news release is that NGAGE Esports is set to manage the stadium. NGAGE Esports, as noted at the bottom of the release, works directly with OpTic Gaming and its Overwatch League franchise, the Houston Outlaws. Putting two and two together, it sounds like this stadium is set to become the future home of the Outlaws.
Despite the help from NGAGE, it's also possible the arena could be used for either OpTic Gaming in general (which is moving its headquarters to Dallas) or even the Dallas Fuel, which is much closer to Arlington than Houston.
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