E-Sports Stadium

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E-Sports is a growing industry and some other cities are getting proposals for stadiums. It is only a matter of time before such a facility comes to KC. Need to make sure it goes downtown just as we want other stadiums and attractions to go there.

KC recently hosted Halo Majors tournament, 1 of 3 US cities selected by Microsoft to host this season.
https://www.startlandnews.com/2022/04/k ... mpionship/

Populous to design e-sports stadiums for Glytch. 8 years to build 32 stadiums across US. 1500-3000 capacity with a team based in each facility.
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Would be kinda neat if it was just north of the river
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It’s too bad it won’t fit next to T-Mobile at 13th and Grand.

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Could it not go on that north lot?
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KCPowercat wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 1:29 pm Could it not go on that north lot?
Shows the e-sports arena next to a standard sports Arena. Assume Sprint is not much smaller/larger than the flyers? Looks like you could fit E-Sports next to Sprint.



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What a cringe spot to put all those stadiums.
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AlkaliAxel wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 1:38 pm What a cringe spot to put all those stadiums.
It’s awesome. All your local teams in one area. Not for every city but works great for them.
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I wonder if the Star Pavilion could be reworked for this?
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FangKC wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 2:59 pm I wonder if the Star Pavilion could be reworked for this?
Pending how the structure is, could be a very neat e-gaming arena. Biggest concern would be free span from north to south.
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Is the CBE space big enough If they decide to move to a different location? I know absolutely nothing about esports.
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Another possibility: since the American Royal has left the West Bottoms, could Hale Arena be used for this?

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Esports was the initial conversion pitch for Kemper Arena that got the ball rolling to save it back in 2014.
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I thought an eSports arena was part of a plan out in JOCO along with youth sports, soccer fields, etc. For some reason I recall them wanting to build an arena. Maybe it was not eSports specific but it would cater to those events.

Videos game are massively popular so perhaps 2 event spaces would be fine in the same metro.
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Would an e-stadium work with a new Sports betting Casino downtown?
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Karambit25 wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 1:14 pm Would an e-stadium work with a new Sports betting Casino downtown?
I don't think anyone will build a dedicated sports betting casino but No Other Pub would be the first to feature sports betting in downtown KC once it becomes legal.
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