Northern Lights Arena Europe Limited (NLAE) plans to build a multi-purpose arena in Dundee, Scotland, that will host sporting events as well as an esports academy, retail, accommodation and working spaces. The company has entered into agreements with Abertay University and Dundee and Angus College to provide facilities to students on esports related courses.
The multipurpose venue will serve as the latest addition to the city’s waterfront offer, bringing a 4,000 seat capacity to the riverfront.
Conceived principally as a venue for professional video game competitions the arena would host teams vying for status in a rapidly expanding market.
Abertay University and Dundee & Angus College have capitalised on this growth by offering a range of esports specific courses and have agreed to partner on the venture by providing student facilities.
The project will create more opportunities to develop new and existing skills to support the growth of Scotland’s digital economy.