Another sporting arena is set to break ground in the City of Brotherly Love this summer, but this one is sure to attract a different type of crowd than what you’d expect to find around the South Philadelphia Sports Complex.
Comcast Spectator and The Cordish Companies announced their plan to build a $50 million video gaming arena on top of a parking lot adjacent to dining and entertaining complex, Xfinity Live! The 3,500-seat venue will be home to the Comcast Overwatch League team, Philadelphia Fusion. Gamers will now be able to take advantage of opportunities and experiences not previously available to them including access to a training facility, broadcast studio, and team offices.
“We are thrilled to bring this ambitious idea to life and celebrate the arrival of Fusion Arena with gaming enthusiasts throughout the region and beyond,” said Joe Marsh, Chief Business Officer of Spectator Gaming and the Philadelphia Fusion. “This project places esports alongside all the major traditional sports that call South Philadelphia home.”