Florida-based Full Sail University announced its plan on Wednesday to build the largest esports arena in the country. The state-of-the-art arena dedicated to its collegiate level varsity esports team, Armada, will be built on 11,200+ square feet.
The facility, known as “The Fortress,” which will be used for various professional industry esports initiatives, was designed in 2017. Its construction began in June of 2018 and is scheduled to be completed by early 2019.
“We are excited about these additions to our campus as we continue to strive to make Full Sail the premier destination for students who want to pursue careers in entertainment and media, and specifically, gaming and the various aspects of the live event industry,” said Ken Goldstone, Chief Operating Officer, Full Sail University.
“These efforts support our establishment as a leading global destination for students who want to participate in the esports lifestyle as part of their college experience, be it as a top competitive player, a casual player, a social follower and fan of esports, or an individual selected to learn from our industry partners.”
The university has dedicated $6 million for the facility to make it fully equipped with the latest technologies, live streaming of esports events, drone racing and more.