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More Details on New $10M Arlington E-Sports Stadium

At 100,000-square-feet, it would be the largest such facility in the country

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    Details Revealed in Arlington's $10M E-Sports Stadium

    Arlington is preparing to start one of the most anticipated projects coming to North Texas. (Published Thursday, May 24, 2018)

    Arlington is preparing to start one of the most anticipated projects coming to North Texas.

    In early June, the Arlington Convention Center will begin its transition into a new $10 million e-sports stadium. At 100,000-square-feet, it would be the largest such facility in the country.

    Phase one of the project will see the old ballroom and lobby become the main stadium with a huge video board, camera platforms and a large competition stage.

    The main lobby will have 30 gaming stations, enormous video screens and banners and life-sized avatars of characters.

    The storage area will morph into a broadcast center with audio and visual control rooms for live broadcasts and online streaming of events.

    In December, Phase 2 begins with the old meeting rooms becoming a training center with five training rooms and six locker rooms.

    Revenue sources include ticket sales, parking, tournament fees and pay-per-view prices from online streaming and television broadcasts.

    According to the website esportsearnings.com, there's a lot of money to be made in e-sports tournaments. Dota 2 tops their list with $141,237,712 in prize money awarded in 918 tournaments. NBC 5 has not independently verified these statistics.

    Learn more about the plan for the new stadium HERE.

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