Glytch selects Populous as design architect for planned esports stadiumsGlytch selects Populous as design architect for planned esports stadiumsGlytch selects Populous as design architect for planned esports stadiums

WCN Editorial Team 13 May 2022 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Glytch, has announced Populous as the design architect for its planned 32 esports stadiums across America and Canada.

Populous is a global design firm with experience ranging across sports stadiums and facilities, convention centres, performance venues, live events and more.

Populous has designed purpose-built esports venues and stadiums in Philadelphia, Arlington, Toronto, and Melbourne, besides esports broadcasting workspaces such as the G4 Studios in Burbank, California.

Glytch is opening esports stadiums in several cities across America and Canada with each location aimed at serving as the ‘official home stadium’ of a professional esports team.

The company aims to bring together esports with location-based entertainment, broadcasting, and upscale food and beverage.

Its first four locations are Los Angeles, Atlanta, Bellevue, and Chicago that are slated to open in 2024-2025.

Populous global Esports director and senior principal Brian Mirakian said, “Glytch is doing what we believe is the logical next evolution of esports.

“There needs to be a critical mass of stadiums and teams distributed regionally across the Americas equipped with consistent broadcasting platforms, diverse food and beverage options, upscale fan amenities, and location-based entertainment. We are excited to embark upon this design process with Glytch and Legends to connect esports and gaming with more people – both the fans of today and the future.”

Glytch CEO Gerome Seeney said, “Populous is one of the greatest architectural firms in the world and the first to declare itself as experts in designing esports stadiums. We are thrilled to work with them to fulfill our vision of what an esports stadium should be.”

Seeney further added that Populous has technical and artistic talent, as well as stadium experience.

“Their innovative design and dedication to esports makes us very excited for our future together.”

Featuring a seating capacity for 1,500 to 3,000 people each, Glytch stadiums will be built over the upcoming eight years.
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Image Glytch Los Angeles concept design. Credit: Business Wire/Glytch

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