Mavs Gaming will open an a multipurpose esports arena at the Dallas Mavericks’ former headquarters in Deep Ellum, giving Mark Cuban’s esports enterprise a new home that will be ready in time for season tip-off of NBA 2K in May.
The announcement of the Mavs’ facility comes at the same time the city of Arlington unveiled plans to convert the Arlington Convetion Center into a 100,000-square-foot esports stadium. The Esports Arlington Stadium will be the largest esports arena in the U.S. It could be hosting digital competitions and tournaments by September or October, said Ron Price, president and CEO of the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau.
MAVS GAMING FACILITY WILL HAVE PLENTY OF AMENITIES
The Mavs Gaming facility at 2909 Taylor St. in Deep Ellum will open before the Arlington stadium, and it will be refurbished to host tournaments, parties, and meet-and-greet events.
Also the Mavs’ facility will incoporate a staging area, broadcast booth, locker rooms, and other amenities.
Mavs Gaming utilized the expertise of The Trade Group, a Carrollton firm that designs promotional and marketing spaces in addition to esports spaces.
“The Mavs appreciated the fact that we could bring all of our experience in the esports arena to bear. For example, we know what type of desks suit esports players best, including what sizing is appropriate and tournament ready, which was of utmost importance when the Mavs chose us,” Neeshu Hajra, vice president of business development at The Trade Group, said in a release.
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