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Behold: A 7000 Seater 'Starship' eSports arena in Toronto!

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In a couple of years, Toronto's esports teams could have an advanced new home-ground. Today, Overactive Media — the proprietorship behind the Toronto Defiant of the Overwatch League, and the Call of Duty League's Toronto Ultra — reported designs for another 7,000-seat complex in the city, which is intended to have both serious gaming matches and also different occasions like shows and concerts, specifically, opera!

The arena is believed to cost around $500 million to construct. It is supposed to open in 2025

The new eSports complex will be situated at Exhibition Place in Toronto, which is additionally home to BMO Field, where Football (American) club Toronto FC plays.



Its development is being handed over to Populous, the engineering firm behind late ventures like Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London and T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

"The plan of the venue was neither imagined as a games field nor an opera house, rather, another typology that rides the two: a best in class execution scene," Populous lead creator Jonathan Mallie said in an interview. "The theater engineering makes a consolidation of the old and the new." [Source

Overactive says it intends to have about 200 events every year, and, beside esports and concerts, that is relied upon to incorporate "significant city-wide shows, corporate occasions and item dispatches, and entertainment expos." Meanwhile, the organization likewise says that it is "as of now in dynamic conversations to attract the biggest esport tournaments on the planet." [source

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