Comcast Spectacor and the Cordish Companies have unveiled plans for Fusion Arena, a new $50 million esports and entertainment venue that will be located adjacent to Xfinity Live! in the Philadelphia Sports Complex. Fusion Arena, which will be home to the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion, will be the largest, purpose-built esports arena in the Western Hemisphere.
“We’re thrilled to introduce a venue like no other as we move forward with the next phase of development within the Philadelphia Sports Complex,” said Dave Scott, chairman and CEO of Comcast Spectacor. “Fusion Arena gives esports fans a best-in-class venue to call home and be proud of. Beyond competitive gaming, it’s a stunning facility that will host a wide array of events.”
Designed by architecture firm Populous, the arena will feature 60,000 square feet of new construction, a 3,500-seat event theater, two balcony bars, club seats with USB ports, loge boxes and exclusive suites. Nearly 10,000 square feet will be dedicated to a training facility, broadcast studio and team offices.
“Fusion Arena represents a watershed moment for the competitive gaming market,” said Populous Senior Principal Brian Mirakian. “We’re taking our 36 years of designing iconic experiences for traditional sports—settings like Yankee Stadium—and applying those same principles of design to the virtual world of gaming.”
Construction on Fusion Arena is scheduled to begin this summer.