Texas Plans to Open the Largest Esports Stadium in the U.S. This Year

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Arlington, Texas

Shown here is an artist's rendering of the planned new esports stadium in Arlington, Texas. The town is gambling $10 million of taxpayer money on what it calls the country’s biggest electronic-sports venue. It's a bid to cash in on the fast-growing world of competitive video games. Arlington, Texas

Skift Take: Arlington already has big-league baseball and football teams. Now it is spending $10 million to build an electronic sports arena to cash in on a growing new trend of watching people play video games. But will the investment pay off?

— Sean O'Neill

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