PHILADELPHIA (CelebrityAccess) — Comcast Spectacor has broken ground on a brand new, purpose-built esports arena in Philadelphia.
the 3,500-seat Fusion Arena will be located in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, adjacent to the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, and the retail/entertainment center Xfinity Live!.
When it opens in 2021, the 30,000 square-foot facilities will serve as home turf for the Comcast Spectacor-owned Philadelphia Fusion, one of 20 teams competing in Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch League.
The arena features two balcony bars, club seats with USB ports, flexible loge boxes, and exclusive suites.
In addition to competitive gaming events, Fusion Arena will also host a variety of live entertainment programming and experiences.
“Fusion Arena changes the dynamics of sports as we know it. As esports continue to grow across the world, Philadelphia now will be a hub for international competition,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said at the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday.