New Sports Venue Coming to ESPN Wide World of Sports

Back in February, the Walt Disney World Resort announced plans to build a new sports venue at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Yesterday morning, new details were released, including the design of the new state-of-the-art venue.
The new indoor sports venue, which will be adjacent to the Jostens Center, will feature a flexible design that can morph from a large competition space capable of seating more than 8,000 fans to as many as four separate competition areas. 

The venue will be so flexible that it can be configured to host a variety of other sports, such as basketball and volleyball, as well as concerts. It will be the only venue of its size in America that is specifically designed with cheerleading and dance competitions in mind, offering special warm up and practice areas as well as spaces for judges and officials.

The facility, expected to be complete within the next 18 months, will perfectly complement the growing number of prestigious cheerleading and dance events at Disney. Currently, the sports complex plays host to nine cheerleading and dance competitions, including six elite Varsity-produced events such as the USASF Cheerleading and Dance Worlds held each spring.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex was already a major player in the cheerleading and dance world, but the construction of this massive new indoor venue means that the sports complex is poised to become the epicenter of cheerleading and dance events in this nation.

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  1. Actually yes it is needed, because we host so many cheerleading events we've ran out of room in the existing venues and had to resort to building tents for the competition, which is neither comfortable nor practical, so having an actual venue with cheerleading in mind will really help us out in the long run.

  2. I just got off the phone with Bob Iger, he didn't realize that the new venue wasn't needed, stopped construction and is forever grateful that Anonymous let us all know. Whew! That was close, could you imagine all the levels of approvals this went through and no one checked in with Anonymous? Millions almost wasted!!

  3. Now literally all the ESPN complex needs is an ice hockey arena/ice skating rink.