In a brief post on the newspaper's website, the stadium plans were announced amidst other ideas about funding state-run dance teams for youths. Combined with the esports stadium, this is likely to cost the Korean government around $2.8billion USD. From the article:
Specific details about the stadium are currently scarce, but it will be designed to include the headquarters for the International esports Federation (IEF). The new arena is penciled-in to be built in Sangamdong, Western Seoul.
This is not the first time such an idea has been discussed. ESWC was famously held in a theater environment where spectators could easily watch stage games of significant matchups. The CPL also made mention throughout the years of wanting to build an esports stadium which would compete in size with primetime sports arenas. Little came of the CPL's plans though and both they and ESWC went out of business and were bought up by other companies who have yet to use the brand names along those avenues.
Along similar lines was a story reported by mymym about the Chinese esports stadium in Chengdu, of which they say:
Take a guided tour of the first esport Stadium, in Chengdu, with ESL-TV's James "2GD" Harding
Source: The Korea Herald and mymym
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