Millennial Esports is to build a dedicated esports racing arena in Miami, Florida. It is scheduled to open in 2020.
The new facility is part of Millennial Esports’ push to professionalise global esports racing competition. Millennial has secured US$2.8m in private construction financing to complete the build-out of the facility.
The 12,000ft² (1,115m²) arena will be located in the prominent entertainment district of Wynwood in Miami, which is known for restaurants, breweries, retail areas and outdoor murals.
The esports arena will feature 30 racing simulators that can be raced on individually, linked with the other racing rigs in the building or globally networked to compete against drivers from all over the world.
Professional drivers can also take the next step with the installation of a full-size full-motion simulator, which will be the same type used by major professional race teams around the world.
The arena build is a continuation of plans hatched by Millennial Esports with its controlling stake in specialist racing simulator constructor Allinsports in August 2019. Founded in 2008 by ex-Formula 1 engineer Anton Stipinovich, Allinsports manufactures racing simulator systems and produces the eRacer esports simulator rigs that will be used in Millennial Esports’s upcoming World’s Fastest Gamer competition.
“Creating our first arena is an important step in Millennial Esports’ goal of taking esports racing to an entirely new level,” said Darren Cox, president and CEO at Millennial Esports. “Our goals are for this arena to be the first of many located around the world. These centres will hold major local and international competitions, be used for both amateur and professional driver training and also stage major corporate events.”