Esports arena in the works near Ohio amusement park – ABC News

Esports arena in the works near Ohio amusement park – ABC News

Amusement park operator Cedar Fair Entertainment is planning to build a new 1,500-seat esports arena close to its flagship park in Ohio

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Amusement park operator Cedar Fair Entertainment plans to add esports to its lineup of roller coasters and water parks.

It wants to build a 1,500-seat esports arena in Ohio for gaming tournaments near Cedar Point, its flagship amusement park in Sandusky, the company announced Thursday.

The Ohio-based amusement park chain hopes to begin construction on the $28 million arena by the end of the year. The company believes it will be a draw for gamers across the Midwest.

Plans call for the arena to have 200 gaming stations and host tournaments year-round beginning in the first half of 2023. It also could be used for concerts and other events, the company said.