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Stadium architect Populous designs largest esports arena in Western Hemisphere

April 1, 2019

Fusion Arena will be part of the Philadelphia Sports Complex, along with the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field and Citizens Bank Park. Cordish and Comcast are also developing an $80 million Class A office tower project there.

Esports is a new sports construction niche, and more venues are including this capability in their designs. The Madison Square Garden Co., for instance, plans to make provisions for esports in its Sphere project in Las Vegas. The 360-foot-tall, 500-foot-wide, 18,000-seat arena on the famed Las Vegas Strip will feature a programmable exterior with 36 miles of LED lighting host other live events and immersive shows.

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