Cedar Fair Exploring Potential E-Sports Arena in Ohio

The facility costs an estimated $28 million to build and supply.

SANDUSKY, OH—Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks, and immersive entertainment, announced today it is exploring the potential development of an E-Sports arena in Sandusky. The facility would be developed in the next round of expansions at Cedar Point Sports Center, a facility that already includes 10 outdoor turf fields and a 145,000 square-foot indoor arena.

The preliminary plans for the estimated $28 million arena have already been submitted to the City of Sandusky Planning Commission for review, and if approved, construction would begin at the end of 2021 with the facility opening early 2023.

The potential facility would be the second designated E-Sports arena in the Midwest and would include 200 gaming stations and seating for up to 1,500 spectators. The facility would also boast a top tier concession stand for players and attendees alike.

“Our long-term strategy is focused on delivering an immersive entertainment experience that differentiates our parks and makes our park guests want to come back again and again,” said Richard A. Zimmerman, Cedar Fair president and chief executive officer.

“The opening of our Cedar Point Sports Center in 2017 was consistent with this strategy and has proved to be enormously popular with amateur sports teams and other large groups. Given the booming popularity of E-Sports, we believe there is an opportunity to tap into the growing appetite for that form of entertainment and package it with all that Cedar Point has to offer.”