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New e-sports arena set to open in northeast Florida

Posted: 7:20 AM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 07:20:20-04
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is getting a new e-sports arena.

The Florida Times-Union reports that ACE Arena is scheduled to open next month in Jacksonville.

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The center will be run by Awkward Croc Entertainment. It will have more than 120 gaming systems, four training/party rooms, a video projection wall and a lounge. Owners say the 22,500-square-foot (2090-square-meter) center will be the largest dedicated e-sports facility in Florida.

ACE Arena will host a local e-sports league for kids, as well as adult and corporate leagues. It will also be open for walk-in gamers.

The center will serve food, but there are no immediate plans for alcohol.