Arena Location Selected

After weeks of reviewing possible campus locations for the new WMU Esports arena, the Little Theatre on Western Michigan University’s East Campus has been selected as the site that will be home to the effort that is one of two transformational initiatives set to launch in fall 2018.

Built in 1942 and renovated in 1997, the Little Theatre seats 192 and has a traditional stage and auditorium-style seating. While most colleges and universities have built esports facilities along the traditional computer lab model, Scott Puckett (esports project director) says, the opportunity to use the Little Theatre will give WMU an esports venue focused on interaction and hosting competitions.