Northern Lights Arena Europe (NLAE) has provided more details about the $80 million esports arena opening up next to Slessor Gardens in 2024. The arena will be geared towards esports, but will also host concerts, comedy shows, and many other live events with mainstream appeal. The 4,000-seat arena will also have a café that is open every day where gamers can come and play, as well as host viewing parties around the world.
“We absolutely expect to have a calendar that includes traditional acts in music and comedy and family shows,” said Luc Delaney, Director of Creative Technology and Esports at NLAE. “It will be a great size for a lot of acts and they will also be able to stream worldwide to many thousands of people…We will have a café open every day…the café will be a 21st-century gaming arcade with equipment for an audience of 20 to 40-year-olds.”
The arena will also provide local education facilities. The NLAE is working in partnership with Abertay University and Dundee & Angus College to integrate state-of-the-art classrooms, professional arena operations, and esports teams.
The Dundee arena is the first of what NLAE hopes will be many venues scattered throughout Europe. The arena is expected to help the local economy and give the city’s hotels fewer “dark days.”
(All information was provided by The Courier)