Currently Reading

A former nightclub becomes the Las Vegas Strip’s first dedicated Esports arena

Events Facilities

A former nightclub becomes the Las Vegas Strip’s first dedicated Esports arena

YWS Design & Architecture designed the space.

By David Malone, Associate Editor | March 29, 2018
Final showdown at Esports Arena Las Vegas

Courtesy Esports Arena Las Vegas

Esports Arena Las Vegas officially opened on March 26 at the Luxor Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The 30,000 sf, multi-level arena is the first dedicated Esports Arena on the Las Vegas Strip.

(See BD+C's January 2018 report on the rise of Esports facilities.)

Allied Esports, Esports Arena, Luxor, and YWS Design & Architecture joined forces to transform the space, a former nightclub, into the flagship venue with a network TV-quality production studio that includes 24 cameras and HARMAN Professional Solutions; a two-story, 50-foot LED TV wall; a vintage video game cocktail bar; five luxury VIP lounges; telescopic seating; and a gamer-inspired menu created by Chef José Andrés.


The main competition stageThe main competition stage. Courtesy Esports Arena Las Vegas.


Barring a ticketed event, the public can enter the space for free. The arena has over 100 gaming stations with PCs and consoles that can be used after purchasing an all-day gaming pass for $25. The first floor of the arena will be home to complimentary vintage arcade cabinets such as Pac-Man, Street Fighter, and Golden Tee. A VR gaming space, complete with a VR treadmill pad, will also be included. In addition to the daily gaming available to everyone, the arena will host tournaments pitting the world’s top competitors in a variety of games against each other for a chance to win cash prizes.


Andrew Woodward competes onstage during the Smite matchAndrew Woodward competes onstage during the Smite Match at Esports Arena Las Vegas. Courtesy Esports Arena Las Vegas.


A History of Gaming exhibit allows visitors to play some of the most popular and beloved games across eight generations of consoles. The exhibit is equipped with a 360-degree video wall and a custom-built gaming controller chandelier.

Esports Arena plans to announce 10-15 new dedicated Esports arena locations in North America over the next few years.


Esports Arena Las VegasCourtesy Esports Arena Las Vegas.

Related Stories

Events Facilities | Sep 23, 2021

One-acre rooftop farm and additional event space completes as part of $1.5 billion Javits Center Expansion

The farm is expected to generate up to 40,000 pounds of produce annually.

Giants 400 | Aug 30, 2021

2021 Giants 400 Report: Ranking the largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S.

The 2021 Giants 400 Report includes more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and specialty categories.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | Aug 25, 2021

The rise of entertainment districts and the inside-out stadium

Fiserv Forum, home to the 2021 NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks, proved that the design of the space outside a stadium is just as important as inside.

Resiliency | Aug 19, 2021

White paper outlines cost-effective flood protection approaches for building owners

A new white paper from Walter P Moore offers an in-depth review of the flood protection process and proven approaches.

Resiliency | Jun 24, 2021

Oceanographer John Englander talks resiliency and buildings [new on HorizonTV]

New on HorizonTV, oceanographer John Englander discusses his latest book, which warns that, regardless of resilience efforts, sea levels will rise by meters in the coming decades. Adaptation, he says, is the key to future building design and construction.

Events Facilities | Jun 3, 2021

Populous-designed events center opens in Waco

The project cost $32 million.

AEC Tech | May 24, 2021

Digital twin’s value propositions for the built environment, explained

Ernst & Young’s white paper makes its cases for the technology’s myriad benefits.

Wood | May 14, 2021

What's next for mass timber design?

An architect who has worked on some of the nation's largest and most significant mass timber construction projects shares his thoughts on the latest design trends and innovations in mass timber.

Events Facilities | May 7, 2021

This will be the world’s largest single-domed greenhouse

Coldefy & Associates is designing the project.

Events Facilities | May 6, 2021

BMO Centre expansion breaks ground

The expansion will cost $500 million.

More In Category

Magazine Subscription

Get our Newsletters

Each day, our editors assemble the latest breaking industry news, hottest trends, and most relevant research, delivered to your inbox.


Follow BD+C: