Comcast Spectacor to build $50M arena for Fusion

A rendering of the $50 million Fusion Arena, the future home of the Philadelphia Fusion, which is scheduled to be ready for the 2021 Overwatch League season. Provided by Comcast Spectacor

Comcast Spectacor has announced plans to build a $50 million arena for the Philadelphia Fusion of the Overwatch League -- the latest in a series of new esports and competitive gaming-themed venues across the U.S.

The project will be in partnership with The Cordish Cos., and will be built as part of a larger sports complex in South Philadelphia.

The 60,000 square-foot venue will hold 3,500 seats and is currently named Fusion Arena, according to the announcement by Comcast Spectacor, which owns the OWL franchise. The complex will include a training facility, broadcast studio and the team offices.

Plans are to break ground on the 47-acre site this summer and have the arena ready for the 2021 OWL season, with the team having a temporary home in South Philadelphia next year as the OWL moves toward home and road schedules.

The South Philadelphia Sports Complex is already home to the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and NHL's Philadelphia Flyers.