27 OCTOBER, 2021 - INVEST IN DUNDEE: Today Northern Lights Arena Europe (NLAE) shares new concept images and a concept video for its proposed e-sports arena at Dundee’s waterfront. Following the announcement of NLAE’s exclusivity agreement with Dundee City Council last year, the company is releasing this concept art at the Scottish Esports League 4 (SEL4) grand finals held 18-21 November.
The SEL4 finals will play an instrumental role in building the profile of Dundee’s Esports scene. Along with being a home to the world’s top gamers, the arena will also provide local education facilities, promote life-long skills, and boost digital fluency. NLAE will work in partnership with Abertay University and Dundee & Angus College to build on their first-class gaming curriculum to create an immersive revolutionary e-sports experience through the integration of state-of-the-art classrooms, professional arena operations and e-sports teams.
NLAE’s state-of-the art arena will be Europe’s first truly digital enabled arena space and a flagship project for Dundee alongside the Eden project and V&A Scotland. The arena, which is due to be delivered in 2024, will have circa 4,000 seats and will be a hub for the e-sports sector, building on Dundee’s already well-established reputation as a leading gaming centre of excellence.
Lord Michael Grade, Chairman, NLAE said: “We are very excited to be able to share new concept images and video of our proposed arena at Dundee waterfront. As well as creating jobs and boosting the local tourism industry, the arena would create a world-class experience for e-sports fans, both in Dundee and virtually.
Education is at the heart of our mission at NLAE, and we are so pleased to be partnering with Abertay University to build on their already well-established gaming curriculum, in order to provide life-long skills and digital fluency to students in Dundee.”