Dundee’s stunning e-sports arena design unveiled for the first time

By James Moncur

Designs for Dundee’s stunning state-of-the-art, 4,000 seat e-sport arena have been unveiled.

The space-age building is due to be completed on the waterfront by 2024.

When it is delivered, it will become one of the world’s leading digital and online gaming hubs.

The Northern Lights Arena Europe - or NLAE as it will be known - will be home to some of the world’s top gamers.

It will also provide local education facilities, promote life-long skills, and boost digital fluency.

NLAE bosses say they will work in partnership with Abertay University and Dundee & Angus College to “build on their first-class gaming curriculum to create an immersive revolutionary e-sports experience through the integration of state-of-the-art classrooms, professional arena operations and e-sports teams.”

The arena will be Europe’s first truly digital enabled arena space and a flagship project for Dundee alongside the Eden project and V&A Scotland.

Lord Michael Grade, Chairman, NLAE said: “We are very excited to be able to share new concept images and video of our proposed arena at Dundee waterfront.

“As well as creating jobs and boosting the local tourism industry, the arena would create a world-class experience for e-sports fans, both in Dundee and virtually.

“Education is at the heart of our mission at NLAE, and we are so pleased to be partnering with Abertay University to build on their already well-established gaming curriculum, in order to provide life-long skills and digital fluency to students in Dundee.”

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