Edward Gaming, reigning League of Legends world champions, have revealed their plans to construct a new esports stadium in Minhang District of Shanghai. The League of Legends Pro League team’s new home will be called the Shanghai International NCC&E (New Cultural and Creative Esports) Center. The venue will be constructed by EDG’s parent group, Chaojing Group, also known as SuperGen.
The construction area will be spread over 500,000 square meters, the project striving to build the world’s first new cultural and creative esports city. The facility will feature two stadiums, Super E-Sport and Super Show, with the big stage located right in the center of the venue.
The Super E-Sport venue will be a 10,000-meters squared building with a total capacity of 3,000 people, and it will be the main venue for international competitions. It can also be used for small concerts, fashion shows, and other sports tournaments too.
The Super Show venue will be EDG’s home field, which can host 1,000 people and will be primarily used for the team’s games.
Along with hosting esports, the project is a massive commercial enterprise which will also include multiplex cinemas, restaurants, a shopping mall, dining halls, and sports-themed stores, to name a few. With an initial investment of $720 million (5 billion yuan), the SuperGen Arena will become one of the largest single investment projects in the global esports industry if it comes through.
Construction is set to begin in 2023, with the expected deadline being in 2025.