Comcast Spectacor, the proprietor of the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion, nonetheless intends to develop a venue that will likely be used to host “concert events, esports, and way more,” in response to an announcement supplied to Dot Esports right this moment.
“Although we paused building on Fusion Enviornment as a result of pandemic, as many tasks did across the nation, we’re nonetheless evaluating our plans for a brand new venue on the Wells Fargo Middle Advanced to host concert events, esports, and way more,” the assertion reads. “As we emerge from the pandemic, we’re desperate to resume growth of an revolutionary, state-of-the-art facility within the coronary heart of Philadelphia’s sports activities and leisure district. We hope to make bulletins in regards to the ongoing undertaking within the coming months.”
There was no point out particularly of the Fusion Enviornment resuming building, which was postponed indefinitely as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the assertion factors to a “new venue,” it’s unclear presently what the venue will likely be referred to as or what its most important goal will likely be.
The Fusion Enviornment was initially a venue that the Philadelphia Fusion Overwatch League crew was meant to play in earlier than matches had been taken to an online-only format in 2020.
The Fusion Enviornment was alleged to be proper subsequent to the Xfinity Reside! venue, which has hosted Fusion occasions and watch events up to now. The sector even had its groundbreaking occasion in 2019. However when the pandemic hit, building by no means began and the sector was by no means constructed.
The primary goal of the sector was to host Comcast Spectacor’s Overwatch crew, however the house was additionally going for use for small-scale concert events, TED Talks, and extra. With the uncertainty about whether or not the Overwatch League will return to in-person occasions hosted at native venues, followers and gamers alike must wait to see what Comcast Spectacor’s plans are for the venue within the coming months.
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