When the Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Center opens in October for the tipoff of the 2016-2017 NBA Season, the $507 million arena will have 1,000 Wi-Fi access points for 17,500 seats and an 84-foot-long 4K video board. While these features are great for NBA fans, Kings co-owner Andy Miller believes this new venue will be perfect for eSports.
It’s the most technologically advanced arena in the world, so it’s perfect for eSports,” Miller says. We have Wi-Fi from Qualcomm (thanks to Kings co-owners Paul and Irwin Jacobs) that’s not even out there yet. This arena is going to be maxed out. We should be playing eSports tournaments there.”