ASM Global has officially opened the Tech Port Center + Arena in San Antonio, which includes a 24-hour gaming area and 2,500-seat technology arena plus a food and beverage offering unique to the live event industry.
Tech Port is an expansive community project combining a sports arena, food hall and museum/conference/special event space which will also serve as a hub for STEM programs. Located seven miles from downtown and among the new sports venues to watch in 2022, its LAN center will give gaming enthusiasts a place to meet, compete and sharpen skills with friends.
Tech Port will also incorporate many San Antonio local brands in the Provisions Food Hall such as Earl Abel’s, The Pantry, The Big Bib BBQ, Capo’s Pizzeria, The Cherrity Bar and Brevity Coffee Company. SAVOR, ASM Global’s culinary division, also introduced the world’s only self-ordering bar featuring over-sized television monitors and facial recognition for custom-crafted cocktails. The system remembers orders, reorders and subsequently sends guests their tab.
“This was an inventive solution to a very specific enterprise reflective of a deep community project of immense importance to San Antonio,” said Shaun Beard, senior vice president of food and beverage at ASM Global. “This is a project involving the public and private sector with national and international import.”