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.
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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.