Walt Disney World adding flexible sports and concert venue to ESPN Wide World of Sports

Posted Monday, July 25, 2016 10:37 PM | Contributed by Jeff

From the blog post:

The new indoor sports venue, which will be adjacent to the Jostens Center, will feature a flexible design that can morph from one large competition space capable of seating more than 8,000 fans to as many as four separate competition areas. It 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.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:42 AM

The big question is with this venue and the new soundstage they built by Rockin Rollercoaster does this mean the Indy stage is now no longer needed and can be destroyed for a new attraction (that in my dreams would be a clone of Forbidden Eye.)

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:52 AM
Jeff's avatar

That's the weirdest dotted line logic I've seen in awhile.

The traveling sports market seems like such an obvious thing to pursue. I once looked into building a 4-court building for volleyball in the Midwest, and in my recreational pursuit of the topic found that there are never enough venues available for various kinds of sports leagues, and the buildings themselves are not that expensive to build or operate. For theme park operators to build them is a total win and it diversifies their product.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 11:23 AM
Tekwardo's avatar

Which s exactly why you're seeing it at CP. the Charlotte area has been looking to revitalize the area around the newly renovated Bojangkes (neƩ Charlotte) Coliseum and that was the prevailing plan that has yet to find a good enough partner.

Mayhaps Cedar Fair should step in...

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