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Largest US esports arena opens this week

Esports Stadium Arlington, the largest such facility in the United States, will open for action this weekend. The arena which is at the Arlington Convention Center near the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington will feature seating up to 2,500 and 100,000 square feet of gaming space in addition to an 85-foot video wall.

“There will be a 10-year-old, in an audience, will come to this building, and he will be one of the future stars of esports,” said Brian Mirakian of Populous, the firm that designed the space. “I guarantee it. And that’s really exciting.”

The stadium expects to have a minimum of 30 major events a year at the facility.