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Multi-use arena planned for Dundee waterfront

September 16, 2020 by NSC in Weekly News
Ambitious plans have been released for a large multi-purpose arena in Dundee, which could also be adapted to host large video-gaming events.

Northern Lights Arena Europe (NLAE) has signed an 18-month agreement with Dundee City Council, allowing the company to progress initial design concepts.

The arena, which would be built near to the V&A Dundee building, would provide educational and employment opportunities for Dundee, giving Scotland’s digital economy a boost.

The arena would have 4,000 seats, an e-sports academy for further and higher education, as well as indoor sporting events, retail and workspace areas.

NLAE is working on the project with Abertay University, Dundee & Angus College and Nottingham Trent University’s creative technology faculty, Confetti.

As part of the project, Abertay intends to develop a new range of degree courses related to the global e-sports job market, with students gaining access to bespoke facilities within the arena complex.

Professor Gregor White, Dean of Abertay University’s School of Design and Informatics said: “We are delighted to be involved in bringing forward this exciting partnership-led development for Dundee, which has the potential to make a significant contribution to the future development of Scotland’s digital economy.”

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