Venue management and services company ASM Global are pushing ahead with plans for a US$60 million Innovation Center complex which includes a 2500-seat arena in North America.
ASM Global, which has a multitude of Australian conference centres and stadiums in its portfolio, has partnered with Port San Antonio for the construction of the 130,000-square-foot complex and arena.
Slated to open in 2022, the venue will be able to accommodate world-class esports competitions, concerts, corporate functions, hospitality, and array of hands-on educational programs in leading technologies.
“We salute the Port and its leadership for their forward-thinking vision and desire to further develop the large campus into a hub for global innovation”, said Bob Newman, president and CEO of ASM Global.
“We look forward to partnering in bringing this innovative, world-class venue to life and delivering unparalleled experiences for the entire South Texas region and beyond.”
The development will also be home of the San Antonio Museum of Science & Technology, hosting numerous hands-on exhibits, demonstrations and educational programs.
“This next-generation development will be unlike any other in North America,” said Chuck Steedman, ASM Global executive VP of strategy and development.
“All of us at ASM are excited to be able to leverage our extensive esports and venue management expertise, not just for the benefit of the local community and economy, but also to serve as a global showcase of American innovation.”