"The first ground-up, purpose-built esports arena in the Western Hemisphere."— Philadelphia Fusion (@Fusion) March 25, 2019
Take your first look at our brand-new arena and training facility at HOME in Philadelphia!
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According to NBC Sports Philadelphia, 10,000 feet will be set aside for a training facility, broadcast studio and team offices. Concept art of the training facility was revealed in the team's announcement video.
NBC Sports Philadelphia also reported the seating for Fusion Arena will include two balcony bars, club seats with USB ports and exclusive suites. They added construction is set to begin in the summer.
The arena will be a $50 million USD expenditure. It will sit next to the XFINITY Live! entertainment venue and will be in the same complex as the Comcast Spectacor-owned Wells Fargo Arena.
Introducing Fusion Arena: a $50 million first-of-its-kind venue and the largest new-construction, purpose-built esports arena in the Western Hemisphere. It will be home to the Philadelphia @Fusion & stand alongside the home venues of Philly's beloved teams in the Sports Complex pic.twitter.com/ckxEiYxgLW— Comcast Spectacor (@ComcstSpectacor) March 25, 2019
XFINITY Live!'s website added that the venue will be used for more than just gaming events. Their announcement stated the venue will "also host a variety of live entertainment programming and experiences."
Nate Nanzer confirmed earlier this month the league plans to have franchises host matches in their cities in 2020. Three teams are hosting matches on select weekends this season: the Fuel, Reign and Valiant.
UPDATE: This story has been changed to reflect the a post announcing the arena won't open until 2021. A previous version stated there was no deadline for construction.