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Cedar Fair reveals plans for possible $28 million Cedar Point Esports arena

The plans propose a 1,500-seat arena that could also be used for concerts and other events.

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Fair, the parent company of Cedar Point, has a new plan in the works that could bring an esports arena to Sandusky.

“The facility would be a beacon for Midwest youth and collegiate gaming and esports, providing a best-in-class space to host competitive events for up to 1,500 stadium spectators,” according to a press release from the company.

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Here are the highlights of the proposed Cedar Point Esports arena:

  • A 1,500-seat multi-purpose arena "designed specifically for esports, but could also host concerts, youth-oriented camps and education opportunities such as STEM programming."
  • A 200-station gaming hub on the first floor with locker rooms and a food court area.
  • A restaurant with outdoor terrace, a broadcast studio and ancillary office space on the second floor.
  • The third and fourth floors would offer dormitory rooms for esports camp and event attendees.

Preliminary development plans for the estimated $28 million arena were submitted to the City of Sandusky Planning Commission for review back on July 28. 

Credit: Cedar Fair Entertainment

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If approved and financing is secured, Cedar Fair says construction would begin before the end of this year with a targeted opening in the first half of 2023. Cedar Fair has partnered with Esports Development Co. LLC on this project.

“This Ohio-based group plans to work with the ‘best of breed’ Tier 1 gaming companies to provide a world-class experience for guests and gamers alike.”

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