Esports stadium company Glytch names Columbus as the venue

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Esports stadium company Glytch has named Columbus, Ohio as its second location for a dedicated esports stadium and broadcast studio.

In cooperation with the Buckeye Group, the stadium will offer space for 2,000 spectators.

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Columbus joins Los Angeles as part of the company’s mission to build 32 esports stadiums across North America over the next seven years. Each of the stadiums will become the “official home” of an esports organization based in the local area.

According to a press release, construction work on the new venue will begin in early 2023 and is expected to open in 2024 or 2025. In addition to building esports stadiums, Glytch is developing a range of hardware and accessories available for use in its venues.

Throughout 2022, Glytch continues to expand and begins building esports stadiums across the continent. Two new board members joined the company in November and in April it inked a deal with global experience company Legends, where it will become the exclusive operator of the stadiums.

The esports stadium trend shows no signs of slowing down. In recent years, entertainment group Bad Boy Leroy has created the “biggest” battle royale arena in the world, while Brazilian organization MIBR has partnered with Metaverse company Everyrealm to launch a virtual esports arena.

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Michael Williams, Chief Visionary Officer at Glytch, commented on the news, “Ohio has a booming esports fan base and we are proud to serve the Buckeye State with a true, professional esports stadium.

“We firmly believe this is the next step in esports. Rather than hosting every major esports league and team in Los Angeles, we believe in regional stadiums with local teams. We want everyone across the country to enjoy what this phenomenon has to offer.”

Jonno Nicholson

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Jonno is a freelance news writer for Esports Insider and has been part of the ESI team since 2019! His interests include the rapid rise of sim racing and its impact on the industry as a whole.